Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard carried out fantastically to assist the Trinbago Knight Riders register a cushty 19-run win over Barbados Tridents of their Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 conflict on Monday (August 24).
Tridents received the toss and determined to area first and so they began nicely as the primary boundary for Riders got here solely within the fourth over. Riders’ explosive opener Sunil Narine didn’t get off the mark till the fifth. The Knight Riders, nevertheless, began to attain freely from the fourth over and managed to attain 45/1 on the finish of Powerplay.
On the drinks break, the Knight Riders scored subdued 63/2 with Munro reaching his half-century in simply 29 balls. Munro was dismissed by Nurse.
Rashid failed to take care of his line and size in entrance of Bravo, going for 12 together with a set of 5 wides. Hayden Walsh Jr began with two full tosses, and each Pollard and Bravo made full use of wayward bowling by Tridents to attain freely within the last overs of the sport.
“Mitchell Santner couldn’t comprise Bravo, who clubbed 10 off the primary two balls of the over, or Pollard, who hit a unprecedented one-handed Hero Most over the sightscreen. Pollard repeated the trick to finish a Reifer over that began with Bravo hammering a full toss for six, and, instantly the Knight Riders had been 155/Three off 18,” stated CPL in a press launch.
“Holder proved costly within the 19th, with Three wides punctuating Pollard hammering a Hero Most and Bravo essaying an aesthetic lofted drive. Within the 20th, Bravo discovered after which cleared the midwicket fence to take himself to 50, and the Knight Riders to an imposing whole. The final 4 overs went at a bruising 17.25 an over, and the Tridents had been left questioning in the event that they’d bought their bowling methods proper,” it added.
In response, the Tridents began positively with Johnson Charles scoring 20 runs of Jayden Seales’ first over. Pollard gave the ball to DJ Bravo within the Powerplay to cease the move of run.
“It was a dramatic over – elder brother Darren dropped Charles off the primary ball, guaranteeing the await a 500th T20 wicket for DJ went on, and the Tridents opener rubbed it in with two boundaries. Hope was very a lot the assist act, ending the Powerplay at 9 off 11 to Charles’ 46 off 25. Remarkably, these 46 got here totally between lengthy leg and midwicket,” stated CPL in a press launch.
“However Narine, Ali Khan and Fawad Ahmed slowed scoring considerably, and the strain advised as Charles misplaced his off-stump to Fawad simply after reaching his 50. Corey Anderson’s horror begin to Hero CPL 2020 continued as he was run out by Seales for two, and after a promising begin the Tridents had been falling away. The elder Bravo pulled off a superb low catch to dismiss Mayers off Khary Pierre. Hope picked up a 4 off Pierre and an enormous Hero Most off Fawad, however the legspinner responded nicely to restrict the harm and ship the speed above 12,” it added.
Transient scores: Trinbago Knight Riders 185/3 (DM Bravo 54*, Munro 50, Pollard 41*; Nurse 1/20, Holder 1/37, Reifer 1/47) beat Barbados Tridents 166/6 (Charles 52, Hope 36, Holder 34*; Fawad 1/14, Narine 1/17, Pierre 1/19, Ali Khan 1/32) by 19 runs.