Caribbean Premier League: Seven in a row for Knight Riders


Tarouba, September 2

Colin Munro and Kieron Pollard shone vibrant as Trinbago Knight Riders recorded their seventh straight win within the Hero Caribbean Premier League, beating Jamaica Tallawahs by 19 runs right here.

In one other match, Guyana Amazon Warriors claimed a straightforward eight-wicket win over Barbados Tridents to register their fourth victory in eight matches.

Pollard (33) and Munro (65) smashed 71 off the final 5 overs because the Knight Riders piled up 184 for 4 after being requested to bat first. Openers Lendl Simmons (25) and Sunile Narine (29) too contributed to the rating.

The Knight Riders then returned to limit Jamaica Tallawahs to 165 for six to win by 19 runs, regardless of Andre Russell’s fantastic unbeaten 50.

Narine gave his staff a flying begin, hitting two fours off Fidel Edwards after which top-edging one for a six to take 17 off the primary over. He then plundered Carlos Brathwaite for 3 fours in a row however the bowler rallied to take his wicket.

Munro (65 in 54 balls) was let off on 4, and he made Tallawahs pay for it. Simmons stored the tempo from the opposite finish as Knight Riders reached 49 for one within the Powerplay.

Knight Riders misplaced Simmons on 78 after which Tim Siefert (18) on 111, however Munro and Pollard (33 in 16) smashed the ball all around the park, placing on 73 for the fourth wicket.

Munro, who had 10 fours and a six, fell on the final ball of the innings off Braithwaite, however the injury had been completed. Pollard smashed three sixes and a 4.

Spinner Sandeep Lamichhane with one for 20 in 4 overs was the choose of the bowlers for Tallawahs.

Chasing the goal, Chadwick Walton slashed the primary ball to level, giving Akeal Hosein a dream begin. Jermain Blackwood (12) was bowled by Khary Pierre, lowering the Tallawahs to 14 for 2 within the second over.           

At the tip of the Powerplay Tallawahs had crawled to 35 for 2.

The in-form Glenn Phillips and Nkrumah Bonner (26) placed on 63 for the third wicket. Yet on the midway mark, the Tallawahs have been 70 for two.

Bonner, who had slowed down, fell leg earlier than to Fawad, who had simply been hit for a six by Phillips.

In the 13th over, a Fawad google accounted for Rovman Powell (2) and Tallawahs have been 84 for 4. Phillips (41) and Asif Ali (7) too left earlier than Tallawahs might cross the 100-mark.

Russell and Braithwaite (21 in 16) shared 68 runs in simply 6 overs however Tallawahs nonetheless fell brief in the long run.

In the opposite match, electing to bat, Barbados Tridents have been by no means within the sport as they misplaced a wicket in every of the primary 4 overs to be decreased to four for 9.

Mitchell Santner (36), Rashid Khan (19) and Kyle Mayers (10) tried their bit earlier than the Tridents have been bundled out for 92 in 20 overs.

Naveen ul Haq took 4 for 14 in 4 overs to earn the participant of match award.

In reply, Brandon King opened for Warriors with Kevin Sinclair. Though Sinclair (3) and Shimron Hetmeyer (9) left with the whole at 35, Warriors had no hassle.

King with 51 not out in 49 balls and Nicolas Pooran, the one centurion of the CPL this season, had a 50-plus unbeaten stand because the Warriors gained by eight wickets with 3.2 overs to spare. PTI



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