Carribean Premier League – Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Stars – Match Report
In the first match of the Carribean Premier League, defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders cruised to comfortable win of 100 runs. Dwayne Bravo led side turned out to be too strong for St Lucia Stars. Sportzwiki brings you the complete Match Report.
Kieron Pollard won the toss and decided to bowl first. The reigning champions Trinbago Knight Riders were able to put 195 on the board after potent knocks from Colin Munro and Denesh Ramdin.
The Defending Champions got off to a flying start.
Munro scored a brisk knock of 68 runs off just 48. The combative southpaw batsman scored nine boundaries and one maximum in his blistering knock.
Meanwhile, the finishing touches to the innings were provided by wicketkeeper-batsman, Denesh Ramdin. The gloveman scored two fours and four sixes in his knock.
On the other hand, no St Lucia Stars batsmen were able to get going as no one got past the 20-run mark. Trinbago Knight Riders skipper Dwayne Bravo scalped three wickets and gave away only 11 runs in the three overs. Furthermore, Fawad Ahmed was the other chief destroyer as he took three wickets and conceded 16 runs in his four overs quota.
Meanwhile, Australia’s pugnacious opener David Warner continued his struggle as he could only score nine runs. Warner’s woodwork was disturbed by all-rounder Javon Searles.
Therefore, the Trinbago Knight Riders were able to start their Carribean Premier League campaign with an easy win. In fact, the hosts were always in a shoo-in position.
Consequently, the Dwayne Bravo led side will like to continue their domination. On the other hand, St Lucia Stars will aim to bounce back after an ignominious defeat.
Trinbago Knight Riders: 195-5; Colin Munro 68 (48), Denesh Ramdin 50 (27)
Kieron Pollard 2-22, Kesrick Williams 2-28.
St Lucia Stars: 95-10, Andre Fletcher 19 (11).
Dwayne Bravo 3-11, Fawad Ahmed 3-16.
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