Guyana Champions of Inaugural Caribbean T20

 

Jonathan Foo struck three magnificent sixes and four boundaries to reach an unbeaten 42 from only 17 balls, pulling Guyana from the jaws of defeat and disgrace to the podium of victory and celebration. The 19 year old put on a remarkable display of batting, at a time when it looked like Barbados was already packing to head to South Africa, as the region’s T20 champions.

All this confidence changed though when Foo emerged from the doldrums of defeat to snatch the trophy and the US$25,000.00 cash prize from their Barbadian counterparts.

At the end of the 14th over, Guyana was struggling on 72-5. Foo and Devendra Bishoo put on a last wicket partnership of 24 from 11 balls, to see Bishoo hitting the winning run, resulting in a field invasion by scores of excited Guyanese fans who were part of the 12,000 spectators in the Queens Park Oval.

Barbados captain Ryan Hinds won the toss and decided to bat, allowing his team to reach a total of 134-5. Guyana reached the target with only one ball to spare.

Foo was named Man of the Match while Bishoo was awarded the CT20 Most Valuable Player for his overall outstanding leg-spin bowling.

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