Tallawahs win CPL home opener

August 25, 2017
Ian Allen/photographer Jamaica Tallawahs' Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot as St Lucia Stars' wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher fields.

A man-of-the-match performance from Kumar Sangakkara led the Jamaica Tallawahs to a win in the first of four games they will play at Sabina Park in the Hero CPL 2017.

Sangakkara used all his experience to help the Tallawahs chase down an imposing 172 set by the St Lucia Stars, who remain winless in this year's competition.

 Stars captain Shane Watson earlier made 80 to help St Lucia post a total that appeared like it would take some getting.

However, Sangakkara was unflappable as he fittingly scored the winning runs with a four.