Tallawahs’ batters could not construct on their begins whilst Dwayne Bravo inspired with the ball
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 169 for 4 (Rutherford 50*) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 166 for 8 (Bravo 3-25) via six wickets
On an evening the place quite a lot of batters could not money in on begins – Carlos Brathwaite’s 27 used to be the highest ranking for Jamaica Tallawahs – Rutherford’s turned into the decisive hand. His stand of 55 in simply 20 balls with Allen took keep an eye on of what used to be a 50-50 chase when Ravi Bopara departed to go away Patriots 114 for 4 within the fifteenth over.
With 5 overs to head, Patriots wanted 50 when Allen helped take 17 off an Andre Russell over to show the tide. Phil Simmons, the West Indies trainer gazing from the stands, would had been involved to peer Russell again and again flexing his leg.
The following over made up our minds the competition when Rutherford took 3 sixes off Migael Pretorius – the second one two coming after he were given away with a spiraling height edge that change fielder Kirk McKenzie may just no longer get beneath. Allen then sealed the fit via taking the tally of sixes to 6 within the area of 14 balls.
Patriots have been fast out of the blocks however have been hauled again when Devon Thomas edged to slide and the suffering Asif Ali used to be trapped in entrance. Evin Lewis, who used to be given a existence on 24 via Tallawahs’ stand-in wicketkeeper Kennar Lewis, used to be shaping to play the important thing innings prior to he top-edged off Rovman Powell.
Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo