Jamaica Tallawahs won by 120 runs against Saint Lucia Kings. Jamaica posted 255/5 in 20 overs and then bowled out Kings for 135.
WHO SAID WHAT?
Rovman Powell | Winning captain: I’m absolutely satisfied, we gelled well as a batting unit. Everyone knows how Andre Russell plays, we know how good he is at the Tallawahs, just hope he continues in this manner. We are still getting into our stride, not getting carried away with today’s performance. The wind factor is strong, once you get a big start, you’ll need to maximize your score.
Faf du Plessis | Losing captain – Our bowling was a little disappointing, but can’t blame them, a lot of guys are in with very little match practice. The wind is a factor as well, we were average in the first six overs, then pulled things back in and then Andre Russell came in. Chasing 255, you had to go hard and we lost wickets in doing so. When you lose in such a manner, you’d question a few things, but with the resources in hand, we need to plan well for the next few matches and come back strong
Andre Russell | Player of the Match – Went there with a clear frame of mind, the platform had been sent and I could play my shots. First game of the tournament, well done to the boys for starting well. There was no pressure on me with the start we had, nine times out of 10, I can go and play my shots like I did today. I may bowl a few overs and go for runs, this is a small ground, if you’re off target you can go for runs. I have had a sprained ankle from the last few months and it acts up whenever I bowl short. I need to take care of that though.