Bangladeshi all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad has played a vital role in St Kitts and Nevis Patriots’ massive win over St Lucia Stars in the 13th match of Caribbean Premier League at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet. [দেখুন ইদে মাহমুদুল্লাহ রিয়াদের ২ উইকেটের চমক]
Hosts St Lucia were bowled out for 69 runs in just 12.3 overs, marking the third-lowest total and shortest innings in CPL T20. They hit the highest CPL total – 226/6 against Barbados Tridents in their previous match.
Spinners Mahmudullah, Sandeep Lamichhane and seamer Sheldon Cottrell ripped through the St Lucia batting order after electing to bowl first. Cottrell picked 3 for 24. Lamichhane, the Nepalese leggie, bagged 2 for 13.
Mahmudullah took the wickets of Rahkeem Cornwall and Lendl Simmons in his 4 overs including a maiden. Only David Warner (14) and Qais Ahmed (24) could register double-figure score.
It took only 7.4 overs for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to reach the target to seal a comfortable seven-wicket victory. Skipper Chris Gayle didn’t come out to bat. Devon Thomas hit 21-ball unbeaten 38 runs including 5 fours and 2 sixes after being promoted up in the order. Evin Lewis and Brandon King scored 13 and 17 respectively.
Cottrell was eventually named Player of the Match for his 3-for.
St Kitts and Nevis have earned a huge boost in Net Run Rate following this victory. They are now placed fourth on the points table with four points from four games.
St Lucia Stars 69 all out in 12.3 overs (Qais 24; Cottrell 3/14, Lamichhane 2/13, Mahmudullah 2/20)
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 70/3 in 7.4 overs (Thomas 38*, King 17; Hodge 1/1)
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: Sheldon Cottrell