CPL 2023: Shepherd, Hetmyer and Paul topple Tallawahs in Warner Park run-fest

Skipper Imran Tahir led the fielding effort with two brilliant catches (Photo: CPL)

Shai Hope made an attractive 25 and shared a 50-run stand with Hetmyer, but the fireworks really started with Keemo Paul walked to the crease. Hetmyer and Paul put on 99-run stand from just 47 balls with both men passing fifty. Paul was dismissed for a career best 57, while Hetmyer made a blistering 60.

It was left to Shepherd and Dwaine Pretorius to take the Warriors past 200 as they set a target of 211.

It was always going to be a stiff chase but when Shepherd bowled a double-wicket maiden it made things very hard for the Tallawahs. Shepherd would go on to finish with figures of 3-7 from his three overs.

The stand between Allen and Imad was full of attacking shots but with the required rate getting unmanageable there was too much left for them to do. When Imad was dismissed for 63 by Imran Tahir the required rate was up to 20 runs an over.
Allen fell for 47 and with him any slim hopes of a Tallawahs win departed as the Jamaican side finished on 176 all out. (CPL)