In the dead rubber encounter, the last match of the Group stage, Barbados Tridents finally opened their account and now will be going back with at least a win on their name after they beat Northern Knights in a close game, who already had only one game on their name. However, Knights came through qualifying stages where they were unbeaten.
After winning the crucial toss, Barbados decided to bowl first. And it was a good decision for them as they managed to get wicket of Williamson early and didn’t allow the Knights’ batsmen to score freely. Captain Flynn was sent back in 11th over and the rain halted in the 12th over. The rain existed for decent amount of time as the match was reduced to 19 over a side. Devcich who played a decent knock but failed to manage a decent strike rate finally got out for run a ball 47. Watling and Southee tried to score some quick runs after that as Northern Knights managed to score 135 for 8 in 19 overs.
Barbados needed 138 to chase according to D/L adjustment. They got of to a good start as Munaweera once again played a cameo. But after his dismissal, Tridents trembled a bit as they were struggling at 49 for 3. But a steady stand between Carter and Franklin ensured Barbados in the game. They both put on a stand of 56 in just 47 balls before Carter was dismissed for 30 courtesy of a outstanding catching effort by Devcich. With 33 needing for 22 balls, Franklin and Chigumbura took their time but completed the chase with two balls to spare.
Barbados Tridents: 138 for 4 in 18.4 overs (JEC Franklin 33*, JL Carter 30; IS Sodhi 3/18, MJ Santer 1/24) beat Northern Knights: 135 for 8 in 19.0 overs (AP Devcich 47, BJ Watling 29; R Rampaul 3/34, EMDY Munaweera 2/10) 6 wickets by D/L method