Charles half-century pushes Kings to nailbiting win over Tallawahs

By Sports Desk September 08, 2022

An explosive half-century from man-of-the-match Johnson Charles powered the St Lucia Kings to a narrow 2-wicket win over Jamaica Tallawahs, with one ball remaining, in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Wednesday.

Chasing a target of 163 for 8, Charles hammered four 4s and four 6s in a crucial 62 from 39 balls, which guided the Kings' effort from the top of the order.  Along the way, the opener featured in a steadying 36-run partnership with Tim David, which did much to get the team back on track after a middle-order collapse that saw the team lose three wickets for 8 runs.

Charles was eventually dismissed by Raymon Reifer, but David Wiese’s valuable 20 from 15 and lower order 7th wicket stand of 39 with Roshon Primus, who also added 20, eventually saw the team over the line.  Scott Mohammad Amir led the way with the ball for the Jamaica franchise, ending with an economical 3 for 25, while Imad Wasim and Raymon Reifer took two wickets each.

In their turn at the crease, Raymon Reifer anchored the team’s effort with 62 from 41, while Scott Kuggeleijn took the most wicket for St Lucia after claiming 3 or 44.