Caribbean Premier League
Hetmyer, Green help send Guyana top
Aussie off-spinner Chris Green took 2-19 to spark a Jamaica collapse after Shimron Hetmyer smashed a 47-ball ton
19 August 2018, 12:55 PM AEST
Shimron Hetmyer's century and Sydney Thunder spinner Chris Green have helped the Guyana Amazon Warriors go top of the Caribbean Premier League with a 71-run win over the Jamaica Tallawahs in Florida.
Hetmyer, the 21-year-old Guyanese batsman, became the youngest in CPL history to hit a century, reaching the mark in 47 balls. He fell for an even 100 two balls later, but his knock, as well as 50 from Shoaib Malik, helped Guyana post 7-209 after they opted to bat first.
Hetmyer and Malik put on 108 in nine overs to spark Guyana's offensive, before a late fightback from the Jamaica side with Andre Russell taking 2-31 in three overs.
Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa went wicketless with 0-35 in three overs, and Samuel Badree, formerly of the Brisbane Heat, also suffered with 1-37 in three overs.
However Guyana's spinners fared much better, with the 24-year-old Green thrown the ball to open the bowling. His four overs went for just 19 runs and he returned two wickets, having New Zealand international Ross Taylor caught attempting to sweep one of his variations and getting a top edge that ballooned to the wicketkeeper, while Rovman Powell was bowled with another, fuller, variation.
Imran Tahir also played a leading role for Guyana, running out compatriot David Miller and bowling Glenn Phillips next ball. He later had Imad Wasim well caught by Green at deep mid-wicket.
Russell failed to make an impact with the bat as he was superbly caught on the boundary by Hetmyer off the bowling of Devendra Bishoo.
The Tallawahs collapsed to be all out for 138 in the 17th over, handing Guyana their third win in four games.