CRICKET-CPL-LEAD Hetmyer finds form to spearhead Amazon Warriors win.


Shimron Hetmyer returned to form with a typically entertaining half-century to fire Guyana Amazon Warriors to their second win of the Caribbean Premier League with an eight-wicket victory over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots here Saturday night.

Chasing a hardly daunting 154 at the Guyana National Stadium, the hosts strolled to their target with seven balls to spare, to follow up their opening win over St Lucia Zouks at the same venue last Thursday.

Hetmyer was at the forefront of the run chase, carving out an unbeaten 70 off 47 balls, lashing seven fours and three sixes.

The 22-year-old has been short of form recently, managing a best of 35 across all formats on India's just-concluded tour of the Caribbean.

He found support from opener Chandrapaul Hemraj who struck 39, Brandon King who gathered 27 and captain Shoaib Malik who chipped in with 23.

Patriots had earlier let themselves down when they could only muster 153 for eight off their 20 overs, with Devon Thomas top-scoring with 62 off 49 deliveries and Fabian Allen striking 33 off 19 balls.

They were largely thwarted by Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan who claimed two for 20 from his four overs while Australian medium pacer Ben Laughlin finished with two for 43.

Sent in, Patriots lost both openers Evin Lewis (9) and Kjorn Ottley (15) to be floundering on 31 for two in the sixth over before Thomas...

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