Samuels’ century in vain against rampaging warriors

Barbados Tridents v Antigua Hawksbills - CPL 2014
Basseterre (St. Kitts): West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels has smashed a blistering century but his aggressive innings was in vain as Antigua Hawbills went under again to Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) here.

Warriors defeated Hawkbills Thursday night by 19 runs at Warner Park to register their fifth straight win but Samuels’ 52-ball 106 not out was the highlight of the match, reports CMC.

The overs ran out with Hawkbills 193 for three after the warriors posted an intimidating 212 for five in their 20 overs.

Warrior suffered an early setback after losing opener Lendl Simmons for a duck and Mohammad Hafeez cheaply.

But their innings was rescued by a quickfire 114-run third-wicket partnership between Martin Guptill (90) and Denesh Ramdin (51) off 59 balls.

Ramdin and Guptill were dismissed at quick intervals but warriors benefited from some valuable late-hitting by Christopher Barnwell who scored 37.

Antigua Hawkbills 193 for three off 20 overs (Marlon Samuels 106 not out, Orlando Peters 67 not out, Navin Stewart 1/25, Veerasammy Permaul 1/34, Krishmar Santokie 1/45).

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