Pooran’s hundred grabs headlines as Warriors beat Patriots in CPL

Port-of-Spain, August 31

Nicholas Pooran smashed three successive sixes to report the primary century of the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League and assist Guyana Amazon Warriors beat St Kitts & Nevis Patriots by seven wickets right here.

In Sunday’s different match, St Lucia Zouks set a brand new report for defending the bottom whole ever in CPL, limiting Barbados Tridents to 89 for seven after managing solely 92 for a three-run victory.

Pooran’s century, which got here in simply 45 balls, was the third quickest within the match’s historical past and Warriors’ win got here with 2.three overs to spare whereas chasing 151 on the Queen’s Park Oval.

Warriors’ captain Chris Green gained the toss and selected to area and he himself acquired a breakthrough off the sixth ball of the match, dismissing Kieron Powell.

After a decent second over from Kevin Sinclair, Evin Lewis hit Green for a 4 and a six within the third over, earlier than shedding his wicket within the fourth over.

Patriots reached 30 for 2 in 5 overs and simply earlier than the midway mark, Ben Dunk, who had began to open up, left the motion after being bowled by Green for 19. At the top of 10 overs, Patriots had been 51 for 3.

Joshua Da Silva (59 in 46 balls), who escaped a stumping probability earlier, and Denesh Ramdin (37 not out) placed on 68 for the sixth wicket.

Da Silva hit Keemo Paul for 2 sixes and later smashed Naveen ul Haq for a few fours because the run fee picked up. Romario Shepherd broke the stand, bowling out the spectacular Da Silva with a superb yorker with the full at 119 for 4.

With two overs left, Patriots had been 126 for 4. However, Ramdin helped Patriots rating 12 runs every within the final two overs and the 150-mark was reached when he clobbered Shepherd for a six on the second final ball of the innings.

In reply, Warriors had been diminished to 25 for 3 within the sixth over following the dismissals of Brandon King, Sinclair and Shimron Hetmeyer.

Pooran, who got here on the fall of Sinclair, and noticed Hetmeyer go away two deliveries later, took over from there. Warriors had been 59 for 3 on the midway mark.

Two sixes and a 4 within the 11th over, which value Imran Khan 18 runs, signalled the beginning of the onslaught by Pooran. Ross Taylor (25 in 27 balls), batting on the different finish, was completely satisfied to depart it on Pooran to manage the proceedings.

Pooran didn’t spare any bowler, hitting Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Alzarri Joseph and Ish Sodhi.

Warriors surged to 99 for 3 in 13 overs and the required fee had fallen to below 7.5 an over.

Patriots’ skipper Rayad Emrit referred to as Sohail Tanvir however Pooran launched him over his head for a six to convey up the primary hundred-run partnership by any staff on this version of the match. Warriors wanted 16 off the final 18 balls.

Batting on 82 on the finish of the 17th over, Pooran completed off issues with three consecutive sixes, which additionally helped him attain his century.

In one other match, after making solely 92 in 19 overs with solely three St Lucia Zouks batsmen reaching double figures, Kesrick Williams and the spinners, together with Javelle Glen, stopped Barbados Tridents at 89 for seven.

When Zouks batted, there was no sizeable partnership. Leniko Boucher (18), Roston Chase (14) and later Najibullah Zadran (22) had been the one ones to get into double digits.

Hayden Walsh, with three for 19, and Raymon Reifer (2/5) had been the primary wicket-takers.

Chasing 93 for a win, Tridents began effectively with Shai Hope (14) and Johnson Charles (39 in 42). However, Hope fell leg earlier than to Williams as Tridents managed 34 runs within the Power Play.

Two extra wickets fell and scoring turned troublesome after that, because the Tridents reached 48 for 3 on the finish of the 10th over.

All alongside, Tridents did not drive the tempo within the face of some tidy bowling by their opponents, finally falling quick by three runs. PTI

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