Trinidad & Tobago Record First Win
Trinidad & Tobago 123-8 (Bollinger 3-30) beat
Chennai Super Kings 111-6 (Bravo 32no) by 12 runs.
Champions League T20, Chennai
Trinidad & Tobago and Chennai Super Kings have to hope that other results go their way if either of them are to have any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals after the former beat the latter by 12 runs in the second of today’s matches.
Trinidad could make only 123 for eight from their 20 overs after choosing to bat in spite of an opening partnership of 52 between William Perkins (34 from 28 balls) and Lendl Simmons (20 from 33). Super Kings’ spinners Shadab Jakarti and Ravi Ashwin once did the damage as they returned combined figures of three for 43 from their eight overs, and it took a late unbeaten 28 from only 10 balls from Kevon Cooper to haul the West Indian side up to the total that they eventually managed.
Chennai lost a steady trickle of wickets throughout their run chase, with off-spinner Sunil Narine returning outstanding figures of three for eight from his four overs. Cooper also bowled tidily to end with one for 15 as the Super Kings ended well short on 111 for six.
Tomorrow sees Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Somerset in Bangalore at 1430 GMT.
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