The record-breaking performance of the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL)tournament for 2019 began on September 5 at the National Stadium at Providence.
In that match-up against the St Lucia Zouks, the GAW recorded a 13-run win to start their dream campaign. The spinners featured principally as GAW successfully defended 156 and restricted the Zouks to 142-9.
The second win in as many matches came three days after, when GAW registered a dominant 47-run win against the Barbados Tridents. Chandrapaul Hemraj scored 63 in that outing, while marquee player Nicholas Pooran smashed 61.
Tridents then ran into a roadblock named Romario Shepherd, the speedster who took four wickets to hand GAW another win.
In the GAW third match of the season, Carlos Brathwaite and the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots were outplayed in every aspect of the game. GAW won that match by seven wickets as they successfully chased 122 in 15.5 overs.
It was then time for the GAW to go on the road, and the consistent performances continued abroad.
Shoaib Malik and the GAW defeated the Patriots in their return clash by seven wickets to make it four wins in four games.
In their fifth win of the season, GAW were on a roll with the bat, racking up 218-6 against the Tallawahs — their highest score in CPL tournaments.
Captain Malik was the star of that show with 67, while the bowlers continued to show their brilliance by restricting the Tallawahs to 137.
GAW made it six wins in six matches when they came against the Tridents at the Kensington Oval in a rain-marred affair, which they won by 12 runs via the Duckworth & Lewis Method.
Malik and his monumental GAW team then brushed aside the Zouks in their own backyard with an eight-wicket win as GAW raced away with seven wins in as many matches.
Continuing his sublime form, Brandon King scored an unbeaten 81 in that chase of 162.
Then the GAW battled the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the clash of the tournament, dubbed by some as The Clash of the Titans. The Guyanese franchise curried the TKR in their backyard with a 19-run win in a thrilling match which saw GAW making it eight wins in a row.
By then it was the most consecutive wins any team had recorded in the history of CPL. The previous best was seven consecutive wins, a feat achieved by the Tallawahs across two seasons.
It became nine consecutive wins when the GAW toasted the Tallawahs in their second homecoming.
The Tallawahs were defeated by 77 runs in that encounter as the GAW reached their ninth win on the trot riding on the back of some stellar performances from each member of the team, who each stepped up to the forefront when the opportunity arose.