All-rounder Shakib al Hasan’s three wickets in an over guided Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 franchise Jamaica Tallawahs to the final following their 19-run win (Duckworth/Lewis method) against Trinbago Knight Riders in Saint Kitts on Friday.
Shakib's Jamaica will take on Guyana Amazon Warriors in the grand finale on Sunday at 5am (Bangladesh standard time).
The Bangladesh all-rounder came on to bowl in the 11th over when Trinbago needed 40 runs from 12 balls. Shakib, bowling his second over, went for a boundary off the first ball but bounced back nicely in the next delivery, removing South Africa's Hashish Amla (37 off 28). With Sunil Narine on strike, the third delivery of the over went for a six but in the very next ball, Shakib removed him. Shakib bagged his third wicket of the over, and the game, after he removed Dwayne Bravo for a golden duck.
Earlier, Andre Russell struck a 42-ball century, his first in T20 cricket, to lift Jamaica to 195 and set up a convincing win to seal their place in the CPL 2016 final. After a lengthy rain interruption during the run chase, Trinbago's adjusted target of 130 in 12 overs always looked out of their reach.