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Brandon King scores 50-ball 83 not out as Jamaica Tallawahs chased down 162-run target with 23 balls and eight wickets to spare during CPL 2022 final against Barbados Royals in Guyana.
Dewald Brevis hit three sixes in the 19th over and two in the 20th over, scoring 30 runs at a strike rate of 500.
On his home ground, Drakes made his runs off 24 balls with three boundaries and three sixes after his team were left stunned by the dismissal of superstar Chris Gayle for a two-ball duck at the top of the innings.
While the Patriots registered a dominant seven-wicket victory over the Guyana Amazon Warriors, the Kings stormed to their second consecutive final with a 21-run win over defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders.
Trinbago Knight Riders will face Saint Lucia Kings in the first semi-final on Tuesday, while St Kitts & Nevis Patriots will play Guyana Amazon Warriors in the second semis.
T20 World Cup: West Indies hand maiden T20 call-up to Roston Chase, veteran Ravi Rampaul returns to squad
The 36-year-old Rampaul, a member of the 2012 T20 World Cup-winning squad, returns for the first time since 2015 after impressing in domestic white-ball cricket.
Guyana Amazon Warriors rode on a fighting batting performance from Brandon King to move back into the top four of CPL table with a 17-run victory over the Saint Lucia Kings.
While Lewis will be a replacement for England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler, Thomas came in place of England all-rounder Ben Stokes in the squad.
In another match, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (SKN) got their campaign off to a winning start with a comfortable 21-run victory over the Barbados Royals (BR).
Faf du Plessis 'looking forward' to playing again following extended recovery break after concussion
Du Plessis will be leading the Saint Lucia Kings franchise in the CPL which began on Thursday.
Michael Kasprowicz interview: 'My dream is to get the Smart Ball into gully cricket in India one day'
With the Smart Ball set to make its debut in CPL 2021, Firstpost.com caught up with former Australia pacer Michael Kasprowicz, the chairman and co-owner of Sportcor, to understand the ball in detail.
The Indian Premier League was suspended mid-season last month after the coronavirus breached its bio-bubble and is scheduled to restart in the UAE from 19 September.
IPL 2021: BCCI in talks with Cricket West Indies to advance start of CPL in order to avoid clash with lucrative league
The CPL is scheduled to get underway from 28 August with the final to be played on 19 September, while the remaining part of IPL is likely to be held from 18 September to 10 October, not leaving the players with any time to settle down.
Gayle will be back with the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, a team he had represented in 2017 and 2018, a release said.
Khan, who had become the first USA cricketer to be signed by an Indian Premier League franchise, was ruled out of the tournament on 7 October.
Kesrick Williams interview: 'It takes one ball to get Virat Kohli out, I will get that one ball again'
Kesrick Williams speaks in detail about his on-field battle with Virat Kohli in 2019 which also saw the Indian captain imitating the pacer's notebook celebration.
CPL 2020: Unbeaten Trinbago Knight Riders lift fourth title after eight-wicket victory over St Lucia Zouks
Chasing a target of 155, TKR finished it with 11 balls to spare as Simmons and Bravo added 138 runs for the unbroken third wicket stand as TKR became the first team in the history of CPL to win all matches in the tournament.
Daren Sammy interview: ‘If there's injustice and your voice can make a difference, don't stay silent'
St Lucia Zouks’ skipper Daren Sammy spoke exclusively to Firstpost on his leadership philosophies ahead of the Caribbean Premier League final against Trinbago Knight Riders.
CPL 2020: Kieron Pollard's all-round show helps Knight Riders clinch ninth successive win; Tridents beat Tallawahs
The Trinbago Knight Riders have a six-point lead over second-place Guyana Amazon Warriors, who have played 10 games, and eight over the third-place St. Lucia Zouks.
CPL 2020: Barbados Tridents crash out of competition after losing to Guyana Amazon Warriors; St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots too exit
While the Warriors secured their semi-final berth outplaying Tridents, the match between Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs was washed out after just over five overs on Thursday.