It may sound like a broken record, but the reality is evident, as once again, the Jamaica Tallawahs’ batting unit showed its fragility, as they succumbed to a disciplined Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) by nine wickets in the first semi-final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Despite their inconsistent form coming into the final four, a change in fortunes was expected from the Rovman Powell-led Tallawahs. However, batting, which has been their Achilles’ heel all season, failed to spark on the big stage, as they were stifled to 107 for seven in 20 overs at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy yesterday.
As was expected, the Knight Riders made light work of the total, losing only one wicket along the way and with five overs to spare, to book their place in their fourth CPL final.
It all went horribly wrong for the Tallawahs from as early as the first over, after Kieron Pollard won the toss and inserted the Jamaicans.