King century blasts Warriors into CPL final

The Guyana Ama­zon War­riors pre­dictably main­tained their un­beat­en streak, notch­ing their 11th win on the trot in a com­fort­able 30-run vic­to­ry over the Bar­ba­dos Tri­dents on Sun­day to book their place in the fi­nal of the Hero Caribbean Pre­mier League.

Led by an out­stand­ing un­beat­en cen­tu­ry from open­er Bran­don Knight, the War­riors post­ed a for­mi­da­ble 218 for three off their 20 overs at the Na­tion­al Sta­di­um in Prov­i­dence.

De­spite an en­cour­ag­ing start, the Tri­dents fre­quent­ly lost wick­ets which helped to de­rail their chase and they even­tu­al­ly end­ed on 188 for eight in their al­lot­ted 20 overs.

The 24-year-old King lit up the af­ter­noon sky with a breath­tak­ing shot se­lec­tion dur­ing his knock of 132, the high­est in­di­vid­ual score in CPL his­to­ry.

First­ly, he shared an open­ing stand of 73 in nine overs with Chan­dra­paul Hem­raj which served as a launch­pad for the rest of the in­nings.

King showed his in­ten­tions ear­ly on, smash­ing 18 runs off Ja­son Hold­er’s sec­ond over af­ter a rel­a­tive­ly slow start for the War­riors.