CPL 2020: Sunil Narine Stars In Trinbago Knight Riders' Win, St Lucia Zouks Beat Barbados Tridents
Trinbago Knight Riders outclassed Jamaica Tallawahs thanks to Sunil Narine's all-round effort while St Lucia Zouks got the better of Barbados Tridents in a rain-shortened match.
- Trinbago Knight Riders beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 7 wickets
- Sunil Narine smashed 53 runs off 38 balls, and also took a wicket
- St Lucia Zouks defeated Barbados Tridents in a rain-shortened match
St Lucia Zouks and Trinbago Knight Riders won their respective games in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Thursday (local time). In a rain-affected first match of the day, St Lucia Zouks managed to defeat Barbados Tridents by seven wickets by (DLS) method. In the second match of the day, Sunil Narine's all-round performance helped Trinbago Knight Riders get the better of Jamaica Tallawahs. In the day's first game, Barbados Tridents were at 131/7 in 18.1 overs when rain interrupted play and forced the end of the first innings. Johnson Charles (35) and skipper Jason Holder (27) the main contributors for their team.
The revised target of 47 runs in five overs was set for Zouks via the DLS method. The side comfortably chased the total down in 4.1 overs thanks to Andre Fletcher's unbeaten 16 off seven balls and Mohammad Nabi's 15 runs off six balls.
Rahkeem Cornwall also scored 14 off eight balls.
For Tridents, Rashid Khan picked two wickets but could not drag his side to victory.
Nabi was awarded Player of the Match for his all-round performance (15 runs, 1-19 in 4 overs).
In the second game of the day, batting first, Jamaica Tallawahs posted a below-par total of 135/8 in their 20 overs.
Glenn Phillips scored 58 runs off 42 balls while Asif Ali (22) and Andre Russell (25) played also chipped in with some crucial runs in the middle-order.
For Knight Riders, Ali Khan and Jayden Seales bagged two wickets each while Sunil Narine and Fawad Ahmed scalped a wicket apiece.
Chasing 136, Sunil Narine's quickfire knock of 53 runs off 38 deliveries gave Trinbago a flying start and then Colin Munro scored an unbeaten 49 to lead his team to victory in 18.1 overs.
Fidel Edwards and Mujeeb Ur Rahman picked one wicket each for Jamaica.
Narine was awarded the Player of the Match.
Brief Scores: Barbados Tridents 131/7 (Johnson Charles 35, Jason Holder 27, Roston Chase 2-8) lost to St Lucia Zouks 50/3 (Andre Fletcher 16*, Mohammad Nabi 15, Rashid Khan 2-24) by seven wickets (D/L) method.
Brief Scores: Jamaica Tallawahs 135/8 (Glenn Phillips 58, Andre Russell 25, Jayden Seales 2-21) lost to Trinbago Knight Riders 136/3 (Sunil Narine 53, Colin Munro 49*, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1-13) by seven wickets.