Jamaica Tallawahs registered a big win over St Lucia Kings in the third league match of the Caribbean Premier League 2021 (CPL 2021). Jamaica’s batsmen scored fiercely in this match and especially Andre Russell’s innings took the field by storm. Jamaica scored a mammoth score of 255 runs for 5 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. In this match, St Lucia won the toss and invited Jamaica to bat first. Andre Russell batted brilliantly in the first innings and did an amazing job of scoring the fastest half-century in CPL history.
Andre Russell hit the fastest fifty
Andre Russell completed his half-century against St Lucia in just 14 balls and scored an unbeaten 50. During this he hit 6 sixes and 4 fours. His strike rate was 357.14. On the strength of this innings, Russell broke the record of Deppy Duminy, who had scored 50 runs in the first 15 balls in this league. JP did this amazing in CPL 2019. At the same time, Walton scored 47 runs, Kenar Lewis scored 48 runs, Haider Ali 45 runs and captain Rovman Powell scored 38 runs for Jamaica in this match.
Jamaica set St. Lucia a target of 256 runs to win, but the team was all-out for 135 runs in 17.3 overs and Jamaica got a big victory by 120 runs. For St Lucia, Tim David played the biggest innings of 56 runs in 28 balls with the help of 8 fours and 3 sixes, while Bahav Riaz scored 26 runs in 29 balls, but could not win the team. For Jamaica, Pretorius took four, Imran Khan three while Chris Green and Adre Russell took one wicket each.