The toss was won by the Jamaica Tallawahs at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, and they chose to field first. The St Lucia Kings had a somewhat inconsistent performance during their innings.
In the initial Powerplay phase, they found it difficult to score, accumulating only 30 runs while losing two wickets. Despite facing some hurdles, the St Lucia Kings showed resilience and eventually reached the milestone of 100 runs in 16.3 overs.
The standout performance of the evening was delivered by none other than Fabian Allen of the Tallawahs. Allen, who concluded with impressive figures of 4/25, played a crucial role in advancing his team further in the tournament.
However, his most memorable moment came when he bowled to Sikandar Raza in the 16th over. Raza had been accelerating the scoring with an 11-ball 19, but Allen produced a sensational delivery that turned the game in his favor.
He pitched a full-length ball on the off stump, with the ball angling into the right-handed batsman. Upon landing, the ball gripped the surface and sharply spun away. This sudden movement completely deceived Raza, resulting in the ball crashing into the off stump.
Fabian Allen is on fire… and so are his feet! How do you describe this celebration?— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 20, 2023
2 in the over, a clear @BetBarteronline Magic Moment 🔥#CPL23 #SLKvJT #CricketPlayedLouder #BiggestPartyInSport #BetBarter pic.twitter.com/ZSFgUGcPng
Allen’s celebration that followed was rather unconventional, but it was undoubtedly the wicket the Tallawahs had been eagerly seeking. He celebrated with a quick penguin-like walk, which became his signature and favored celebration for the rest of the innings, adding to the festive atmosphere.