Losing Is a Habit: St. Lucia Stars Fall to Guyana Amazon Warriors

Losing Is a Habit: St. Lucia Stars Fall to Guyana Amazon Warriors, CricketHighlights
by Kristina Newsam, MyCricketHighlights Writer

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As the excitement lit up the atmosphere of the Providence Stadium in Guyana, St. Lucia Stars held unto the hope that they would be able to overcome the losing spell that has haunted them since the dawn of the 2017 Caribbean Premier League. However, Guyana Amazon Warriors were also energized by their drive to dominate the team they had already slain in times not too recently past.

Shane Watson made his official debut in a full match as captain, but could not count his efforts as successful, as his team suffered a cataclysmic collapse and showed up their inefficiencies once again, against the Amazon Warriors. What made his first-time showing even more dismal was his run-out despite having initially refused the call to run.

The second run out claimed the wicket of Jesse Ryder, who did his best to perform despite the pain of his injured right leg, which called for intermittent medical attention. His eventual surrender came at the safe hands of wicketkeeper, Chadwick Walton, an inevitability that begged the question as to why Ryder was allowed to keep going for so long—or even introduced.

With the Stars sinking as low as they did with the bat, there was little to no work for the Warriors to do when they were presented with the chase of 101 runs. They did so in 14 overs and are now envisioning a chance at the playoffs, for which they square off against Barbados Tridents on the 29th.

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Losing Is a Habit: St. Lucia Stars Fall to Guyana Amazon Warriors | CPL, Match 21 | August 22, 20001

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