In T20 cricket spectators are habituated with big six and four from the beginning of the innings. But, at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown jam-packed stadium have seen Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel batsmen was in hurry to leave the pitch. As result, T&T Red Steel have lost their first four wickets putting just as many runs on board.
Kieron Pollard lead Barbados Trident continued their domination in the CPLT20 as they registered their third straight victory in front of their calourful home spectators.
In reply to T&T Red Steel’s small total of 95 Barbados Trident chased the target easily with 8 wickets in hand and 41 balls to spare. Dilsahn Munweera (39) of Sri Lanka and Dwayne Smith (33) of West Indies built a 73 run partnership before the opening duo fell to successive delivery of Sulieman Benn. Both batsmen Dawayne Smith in particular went after Samuel Badree in his first two over, made him to concede 24 runs in his first two over. After their departure, however, Shoaib Malik (10) and Jonathan Carter (15) scored the remaining total on board.
Earlier, Dwayne Bravo winning the toss opted to bat first. But, Jason Holder wrecked havoc on Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel batting lineup. He picked up three wickets for 19 runs in the four over. Holder was complemented by Ravi Rampul and his captain Kieron Pllard who collectively made the T&T Red Steel to go down at 3 for 4 wickets in the third over of the innings. In the third delivery of the first over Jason Holder sent Cameron Delport in the dressing room as Dwayne Smith caught him. Jaques Kallis, Kamran Akaml , Darren Bravo did not last long. They have thrown their wickets recklessly within three over.
T&T Red Steel was badly in need of a partnership. The only batsman who showed some resistance was Dwayne Bravo. He along with Jason Mohammed (20) gradually built a partnership of 46 runs. Their partnership was looking promising for T&T Red Steel. But, Holder, who was almost unplayable, was called by Kieron Plollard, and he took the most important wicket of Bravo, who was on his personal score 30, went for a big was caught by Stewart. Johan Botha was run out by brilliant piece of fielding from Jonathan Crater and Joson Holder.
Barbados captain Keron Pollard gave only 16 runs and picked up the wicket of Jason Mohammed. Spinner Ajanta Mendis and Robin Peterson took one wicket each.
Earlier in the innings in the second over Ravi Rampul picked up the wicket of Jacques Kallis.