The Jamaica Tallawahs remains winless after suffering their 3rd straight defeat in the Caribbean T20 Premier League, at Sabina Park, last night.
The Tallawahs and the Darren Sammy led St. Lucia Zouks both started the match without a point but it was Zouks that triumphed.
Chasing 171 to win, the Zouks started strong with a 111-runs opening stand between Rahkeem Cornwall and Andre Fletcher, before Cornwall went for a half century.
His 30-ball 75 included 4-fours and 8-sixes.
John Campbell then joined Fletcher, but 1-run later Campbell returned to the pavilion without bothering the scorer.
Colin de Grandhomme returned some stability to the Zouks’ innings when he joined Fletcher in the middle – putting on 34 runs for the 3rd wicket.
The Zouks then lost 2-wickets for 11 runs, before Fletcher and Thisara Perera of Sri Lanka guided the visitors to victory.
Oshane Thomas was the most productive bowler for the Tallawahs finishing with figures of 3 for 26 off 4-overs.
Jerome Taylor was the most expensive giving up 44 runs in 2.4-overs.
Earlier, the hosts started their innings poorly, loosing the hard hitting Chris Gayle for a duck after the first three balls.
Chadwick Walton didn’t last long as he was sent back to the pavilion for 8.
Glenn Phillips and Rovman Powell gave the Tallawahs fans some hope putting on 120 for the third wicket.
The Tallawas struggled when Phillips went for 58 and Andre Russell retired hurt.
Russell was taken from the field on a stretcher after being struck on the back of the head by a bouncer.
The home side eventually closed on 170 for 5 off their 20-overs.
Coach of the Tallawahs Donovan Miller, says poor execution cost them the match.