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Bravo Brothers secure win for Trinidad and Tobago in rain marred game

Darren Bravo scored a 15-ball 40 as Trinidad & Tobago defeated St Kitts by 40 runs in a rain-marred game.
Darren Bravo scored a 15-ball 40 as Trinidad & Tobago defeated St Kitts by 40 runs in a rain-marred game.
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Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel 134-5 (Darren 40) beat
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 123-7 (Lewis 40) by 18 runs (D/L)
27th game, Caribbean Premier League, Port of Spain

The Bravo brothers led the way for Trinidadc and Tobago Red Steel, as they defeated St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 18 runs (Duckworth-Lewis Method), in the 27th game of the Caribbean Premier League at the Queen's Park Oval.

Having won the toss and elected to bat first, the Red Steel got off to a good start, reaching 44 for one by the end of the powerplay, which was marred by a short rain interruption.

Just when Trinidad & Tobago were beginning to rebuild after the resumption, the rain came down once again in the eighth over, staying long enough for the match to be reduced to a 14-overs-a-side fixture.

Kamran Akmal (16) and Jacques Kallis (31) fell soon after the restart, but Darren Bravo (40) went about his innings with a purpose, scoring boundaries at will, keeping the run-rate high.

Darren’s knock lasted just 15 deliveries, punctuated with five sixes and one four, as he fell in the very last over with just two balls left in the game, which Cameron Delport (20) made the most by hitting two sixes to help the Trinidad & Tobago get to 134 for five.  

Tabraiz Shamsi (1-9) was the most economical bowler for the Patriots, also picking up one wicket, as did Sohail Tanvir (1-18), Raymon Reifer (1-29), and Jomel Warrican (1-17). 

Evin Lewis (40) started the chase well, hitting five sixes and two fours but fell in the final over of the powerplay, in which the Patriots reached 56 for two.

The Patriots stuttered despite Marlon Samuels (25) and Shahid Afridi (21) getting runs under their belt, as Dwyane Bravo (3-15) Derone Davis (3-29) picked three wickets each, striking at regular intervals.

Failing to keep up with the asking rate, the Patriots only managed to reach 123 for seven by the end of the allotted 14 overs, falling short by 18 runs.

Darren picked up the man of the match award for his scintillating knock.  

CPL 2015 Points Table

P W L Pts
1 Barbados Tridents 9 5 4 10
2 Guyana Amazon Warriors 9 4 4 9
3 Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 8 4 3 9
4 Jamaica Tallawahs 9 4 4 9
5 St Lucia Zouks 10 4 5 9
6 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 10 4 6 8

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