Port-of-Spain: Evin Lewis`s fiery half-century and Kevin O`Brien`s four-wicket haul have fired Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to their fourth win and third on the trot, as they beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 13 runs.
Sent in at Queen`s Park Oval Saturday, Red Steel amassed 183 for five off their 20 overs with Lewis smashing an attractive 72 from 43 deliveries, reports CMC.
O`Brien chipped in with 32, left-hander Darren Bravo got 30 while captain Dwayne Bravo scored 24.
Seamers Andre Russell (2/23) and Rusty Theron (2/34) were the most successful Tallawahs bowlers.
In reply, Jamaica were held to 170 for six from their allotted overs despite captain Chris Gayle`s top score of 60 from 46 balls and Russell`s whirlwind unbeaten 40 from 17 balls.
Jermaine Blackwood scored a measured 28 from 26 balls.
Medium pacer O`Brien made the difference with his spell of four for 23 from three overs, removing both Gayle and Blackwood who posted 76 for the second wicket.
The defeat ended Tallawahs` unbeaten run and sent Red Steel to the top of the standings with eight points.
Red Steel 183 for five off 20 overs (Evin Lewis 72, Kevin O`Brien 32, Darren Bravo 30, Dwayne Bravo 24; Andre Russell 2-23, Juan Theron 2/34)
Tallawahs 170 for six off 20 overs (Chris Gayle 60, Andre Russell 40 not out, Jermaine Blackwood 28; Kevin O`Brien 4/22).