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Bowlers set up easy win for Barbados Tridents

Bowlers set up easy win for Barbados Tridents
Jason Holder led an excellent bowling performance by the Barbados Tridents as they decimated Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel by eight wickets on Thursday at the Kensington Oval.
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Barbados Tridents 98-2 (Munaweera 39) beat
Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel 95-9 (Bravo 30) by eight wickets
Fifth Match, Caribbean Premier League at Kensington Oval

Jason Holder led an excellent bowling performance by the Barbados Tridents as they decimated Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel by eight wickets on Thursday at the Kensington Oval in the Caribbean Premier League.

After winning the toss and opting to bat, Trinidad & Tobago were put on the backfoot as Holder (3-11) struck off the third ball of the innings to remove Cameron Delport (0).

Ravi Rampaul (1-24) then removed Jacques Kallis (1) before Holder struck twice removing Kamran Akmal (1) and Darren Bravo (0) to leave Trinidad & Tobago in a mess at three for four in the third over. 

William Perkins (13) then ran himself out in a bizarre manner as the visitors lost half their side with just 20 runs on the board.

Skipper Dwayne Bravo (30) and Jason Mohammed (20) stitched together a 46-run partnership at a run-a-ball that saved the blushes for Trinidad & Tobago.

Bravo played some delightful strokes in his 28-ball innings that was laced with four boundaries and a six while Mohammed was the more subdued of the two with a patient knock.

Jeevan Mendis (1-7) broke the partnership by removing Bravo and from then on, the Trinidad innings folded up quickly with only Johan Botha (14) offering some resistance before he was run out as Trinidad & Tobago ended up on a meager 95 for nine from their 20 overs.

For Barbados, Holder was the pick of the bowler with three wickets, while Kieron Pollard (1-16), Robin Peterson (1-20), Rampaul and Mendis managed a wicket apiece.

In reply, Barbados got off to a cracking start from Dwayne Smith (33) and Dilshan Munaweera (39) as the pair added 73 runs under 10 overs. 

Both batsmen were extremely aggressive in their stay in the middle with Munaweera being the dominant partner in his 28-ball knock that included five fours and two sixes.

Smith wasn't to be left behind as he played some audacious shots during his 29-ball innings comprising four boundaries and a six. 

Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn (2-24) removed both batsmen off successive deliveries before Shoaib Malik (10 not out) and Jonathan Carter (15 not out) completed the formalities with almost seven overs to spare.

Holder was adjudicated the man-of-the-match for his brilliant spell with the new ball that set the tone for the rest of the Trinidad innings.


CPL 2015 Points Table

P W L Pts
1 Barbados Tridents 3 3 0 6
2 St Lucia Zouks 2 1 0 3
2 Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 2 0 1 1
4 Jamaica Tallawahs 1 0 1 0
5 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 1 0 1 0
6 Guyana Amazon Warriors 1 0 1 0


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