With a 26-run victory against the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) playoffs for 2022, the Barbados Royals secured their place. There were just 16 overs left in the game. St. Lucia Kings defeated Trinbago Knight Riders by one run in the other game to increase their hopes of making the final four for the playoffs.

As of right now, Barbados leads all teams with 14 points after eight games, followed by St. Lucia with 8 points, Jamaica Tallawahs with 8 points, though St. Lucia has a higher Net Run Rate (NRR), Trinbago Knight Riders in fourth place with 7 points, and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in fifth place with 6 points. Amazon Warriors of Guyana are in last place with three points.

The Amazon Warriors won the toss and chose to field first, which turned out to be the right move. It was challenging for the Royals to navigate the circumstances since the Amazon Warriors were taking wickets at frequent intervals. The Royals were only able to finish with a respectable score of 107/6 thanks to a late-order comeback from Jason Holder and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

That score, however, proved to be more than enough as the Royals strolled to win because of their outstanding and tight bowling attack, headed by Mujeeb and Rahkeem Cornwall.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors’ spinners exerted themselves throughout the match, taking all six wickets that fell in the Barbados Royal’s innings on a low and sluggish track. Having reduced the Royals to 62/5 when the rain delay came, Imran Tahir removed David Miller immediately after the restart but Jason Holder and Mujeeb Ur Rahman compiled a 39-run partnership off 16 balls to give the Royals a total to defend.

The Amazon Warriors initially seemed to be in a better position, but after four spellbinding overs, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Rahkeem Cornwall held the Warriors to 12 runs for the cost of one wicket. The Amazon Warriors were unable to get going, and the Royals ultimately won the match handily.