The 5th match of the CLT20 2014 was played between Kings XI Punjab and Barbados Tridents. Batting first Barbados Tridents scored 174 runs and Kings XI Punjab chased it down with 2 balls to spare and won the game by 4 wickets.
Here are the hits an flops of the match:
1: Jeevan Mendis: on a day when bowlers were going for plenty, he bowled some steady leg breaks and chipped in some useful wickets and almost won the match for Barbados . He gave away just 18 runs and picked up 2 wickets at a time when Kings XI was running away with the match.
2: David Miller: Kings XI was in a state of bother after some quick wickets but David Miller did not lose his calm and took Kings XI home. He took some time and did burst at the end. He scored 46 runs in 34 balls and took the team home. This performance was just special as it came in a more pressre situation.
4: Reifer: He took some time initially to settle down but once he settled down but once he settled down , he took Kings XI bowlers to the cleaners. He scored 60 runs in 42 balls.
5; Akshar Patel: Though he failed with the ball but with the bat he ensured that Kings XI reach hoem safely. He scored 23 runs in just 9 balls when the match seemed to have turned into Barbados’s side.
Flops of the day
1:Ravi Rampaul: He went for 50 runs in his alloted 4 overs . He was taken to cleaners by Akshar Patel in the penultimate over and the match almost finished there itself. Earlier Maxwell had also went after him.
2:Jason Holder: He went for 38 runs in 3.4 overs and did not pick a single wicket. With him and Rampaul being the frontline bowlers, a lot was expected of him but they both failed to deliver today.
3:Parwinder Awana: He went for 46 runs in 4 overs and now his place in the side for the next match is in doubt. With guys like Balaji and Rishi Dhawan warming the bench, there is every possibility of it to happen.
4:George Bailey: He looked to stabilise the innings after some quick wickets but after settling down, he lost his wicket. He scored just 7 runs and took 11 balls for it . This did pile up pressure on the next batsman.
5:Wriddhiman Saha: In a match where the required run rate was around 9 since the first over, he played a slow innings and got out. He scored 14 runs of 13 balls.