In the match of Barbados Royals vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Jamaica Tallawahs won by six runs. This was the first loss for the Barbados Royals. Let’s take a look at each inning and see what went wrong for the Royals.
BR vs JT First Innings
On these slow tracks, it would seem that the powerplay would be the finest opportunity to score runs, but the Royals only managed to score 17 runs in those six overs while also losing three wickets. With around 40 on the board when they lost their fourth, they were really looking death in the face.
However, the captain Miller and the in-form De Kock formed a fantastic partnership that had a lot of cricketing acumen. The latter was lucky to be dropped early, but the Tallawahs’ attempt to effectively halt the pair from advancing did prove costly.
Due to the fact that the two bowlers were left-handed, Powell could not bowl his left-arm spinners for as long, which was a tactical success for Miller’s team. Although not very impressive, this score looked about average, especially given how poorly Tallawahs do against spin.
BR vs JT Second Innings
In 17 overs, Jamaica Tallawahs managed to score 126 runs with a loss of five wickets. They looked pretty good but the rain stopped the game.
The match was canceled since the rain did not stop, the Tallawahs managed to win by squeaking using the DLS method. Since they would have truly lost this game if the game had been called one over earlier, it was a razor-thin margin. A surprising implosion out of nowhere meant that the Royals were in with a chance of grabbing another victory despite their speedy powerplay and a comfortable lead in the chase for half of the innings.
The final result was a denial, and it was the opening defeat of this season for the Barbados Royals. Miller’s team would regret that powerplay, which may have lost them the game even if their final score of 146 was still acceptable. It might have been a different game with another 10–15 runs. Honorable mention should go to the Tallawahs, who managed the chase rather well with the bat and fairly well with the ball.