Skipper Kieron Pollard all-round efficiency and batsman Darren Bravo’s fifty guided Trinbago Knight Riders to 9th immediately win within the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Saturday. Knight Riders defeated St Lucia Zouks by way of 23 runs at Brian Lara Stadium. Zouks gained the toss and requested Knight Riders to bat first. The facet had a nasty get started as the hole batsman Lendl Simmons (8) used to be stuck in the back of the stumps off Scott Kuggeleijn within the 3rd over. Tim Seifert joined Tion Webster within the heart and constructed a 43-run stand for the second one wicket.
The latter used to be bowled by way of Zahir Khan within the 7th over after scoring 20 runs.
Seifert and Darren Bravo then had a 38-run stand for the 3rd wicket. Zouks skipper Daren Sammy bagged the much-needed wicket for the facet. Sammy bagged Seifert (30) within the thirteenth over and broke the partnership.
Pollard then joined Bravo within the heart and stitched a quickfire stand of 67 runs off 37 balls. Pollard smashed 42 runs off 21 balls together with 3 sixes and 3 fours. He used to be despatched again to the pavilion by way of Kuggeleijn within the nineteenth over.
Bravo scored 50 off 42 balls studded with 3 sixes and one 4. He used to be pushed aside by way of Kesrick Williams at the ultimate ball of the innings. Dwayne Bravo remained unbeaten of five* because the facet posted 175/5 of their allocated 20 overs.
Chasing 176 runs, openers Kimani Melius and Mark Deyal had a 25-run temporary partnership for the primary wicket. Melius departed after scoring 12 runs.
Andre Fletcher and Deyal then gathered 59-run for the second one wicket. Pollard bagged Deyal (40) and equipped the very important step forward for his facet.
Mohammad Nabi and Fletcher then added 19-run for the 3rd wicket sooner than the latter used to be despatched again to the pavilion by way of Pollard within the 14th over.
Fletcher performed a knock of 42 runs off 27 balls together with 3 sixes and one 4. Zouks then misplaced two fast wickets as Nabi (17) and Najibullah Zadran (12) have been lowered by way of Pollard and Dwayne Bravo respectively.
Daren Sammy and Scott Kuggeleijn had a short lived stand of 24-run for the 6th wicket sooner than they each have been pushed aside within the remaining over by way of Jayden Seales. Sammy added 14 runs whilst Kuggeleijn performed a knock of 9 runs.
Roston Chase and Leniko Boucher remained unbeaten on 1* and zero* respectively. Zouks have been simplest in a position to attain 152/7 of their allocated 20 overs.
For Knight Riders, Pollard bagged 3 scalps whilst Bravo and Seales clinched two wickets each and every. Pollard used to be awarded the Participant of the Fit.