Third CPL title for Jamaica Tallawahs, they have made a mockery of the target set by the Barbados Royals.
This is the first time the team that finished fourth on the points table won the CPL.
Barbados Royals won the toss and opted to bat. Rahkeem Cornwall and Kyle Mayers gave the team a flying start as they took off in the powerplay.
Fabian Allen broke this 63-run opening wicket partnership in the final delivery of the powerplay.
Cornwall (36 off 21) was looking very dangerous, smoking two fours and four maximums.
Allen continued his good work in his next over as he cleaned up Mayers for a score of 29.
Jason Holder’s promotion didn’t quite help the Royals as he struggled during his stay at the crease.
Azam Khan, at the other end, took the aggressor’s role and scored with positive intent.
The pair stitched a 48-run partnership for the third wicket, and it was Imad Wasim who ended Holder’s (17 off 19) painful stay.
Azam departed after his fourth CPL fifty, and a couple of wickets in the final over kept the total of Barbados well within the par total. They posted 161/7 in their allotted 20 overs.
Fabian Allen (4-0-24-3) and Nicholson Gordon (4-0-33-3) were the pick of the bowlers.
Captain Imad Wasim picked up only a wicket but was economical.
Chasing a total of 162 to win the title, the Jamaica-based franchise was shocked with the dismissal of Kennar Lewis in the very first over off Kyle Mayers for a duck.
Brandon King and Shamarh Brooks batted cautiously during the pitch doing its tricks.
Both took onto Ramon Simmonds and Mujeeb Ur Rahman before the drinks and added a partnership of 86 runs for the second wicket.
King and Rovman Powell saw the team home as both went through with disdain smashing the bowlers around.
King finished the match with a six over wide long-on and was unbeaten on a 50-ball 83, while Powell was unbeaten on 14 off 13 balls.
The pair added 75 runs for the unbroken third wicket in no time.
The Tallawahs crossed the victory line with 23 balls remaining and eight wickets in hand.
Jamaica Tallawahs as they won three straight games in the knockouts to lift the silverware.