Bravos edge Trinbago to chin-up win
In the twelfth match of the Caribbean Premier League, Trinbago Knight Riders snatched a 4 wicket win against Jamaica Tallawahs.
The match was undecided before the last ball of the innings; the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League witnessed the most bouncy contest of the competition so far. Javon Sealers of the Knight Riders powered the last ball of the match to reach for the boundary line thus ensuing his side’s 4 wicket victory chasing the total of 182 at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida.
In the previous scenario, the most intriguing part of the match was the solidity of Bravo duos – Dwayne and Darren hit the deck for Trinbago Knight Riders by the time they lost top three within 28 runs on the board.
Colin Munroe was there as well, with a sharp and steady highest knock of 67 comprised of 4 fours and equal amount of sixes.
Dwayne Bravo was instrumental in last few overs when Trinbago needed a massive 45 off last three overs. The skipper stroked Krishmar Santokie for three consecutive sixes followed by couple more easing the target to 24 in last two overs.
The tough job to defend 7 off last 6 balls was inserted to Oshane Thomas; the young pacer almost pulled off the nail biting victory until he spoiled the equation with a wide. Sealers took the advantage of having an extra delivery and flicked for the victorious four.
With no fours to offer in contrast to 5 sixes, Darren Bravo made exact 50 runs in 35 balls.
While Dwayne Bravo in similar fashion pulled on 35 in 11 balls with 5 over boundaries.
Imad Wasim and Oshane Thomas both returned with fine figures of 2 for 17 and 2 for 29 respectively.
Watch the video of thrilling finish of Trinbago Knight Riders here-
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The second match at Lauderhill started with Trinbago Knight Riders winning the toss and opted to bowl first. Opener Kenner Lewis lost the track like the previous match, went back to the pavilion scoring one run.
The innings of Jamaica Tallawahs was starred by the other opener Glenn Phillips. Tallawah’s 21 year old Kiwi recruit took the responsibility of taking the team’s total to a competitive one. The right handed batsman geared the innings amidst early downfall of wickets.
Phillips 80 off 55 deliveries hitting 3 fours and 5 sixes. The second batsman who touched the double figure mark in Tallawah’s innings was David Miller, not out with a 35 ball 72.
“It was important to get these two points. I was happy with the (Jamaica) score given our line-up. We had a plan and they did not get off to a flier but I was still happy with our bowling effort. I was backing our team to chase it,” said the winning captain Dwayne Bravo.
“Darren is one of the best players of spin bowling and Colin is one of better players of seam bowling. I am happy with the effort from the guys,” he also said.
Watch all of the Power hitting sixes from the match between Jamaica and Trinbago here-
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Jamaica Tallawahs 182 for 5 (20 overs)
Glenn Phillips 80, David Miller 72*, Steven Taylor 8
Kharry Pierre 2/19, Fawad Ahmed 1/23, Dwayne Bravo 1/46
Trinbago Knight Riders 184/6 (20 overs)
Colin Munro 67, Darren Bravo 50, Dwayne Bravo 36
Imad Wasim 2/17, Oshane Thomas 2/29, Andre Russell 1/41
Result: Trinbago Knight Riders won by 4 wickets
Toss: Trinbago Knight Riders
Man of the Match: Khary Pierre