Emrit and Brathwaite shine to take Warriors and Patriots to victory
Carlos Brathwaite smoked his way to 41 off just 15 deliveries with a strike rate of almost 275.
Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Stars, 4th Match
Winning the toss, the St Lucia stars decided to bowl first on a wicket that was tough for batting. Chadwick Walton and Luke Ronchi got off the Guyana Amazon Warriors to a good start. However, once they fell the scoring rate dipped quite a lot.
Shimron Hetmeyer and Jason Mohammed contributed 20s but it was not enough to take the team score to 150. Despite having six wickets in the kitty, the Warriors could only manage 141 in their 20 overs. Qais Ahmad was the pick of the bowlers for St Lucia stars as he bagged 3 wickets, bowling at an excellent economy of under 4.
Powered by good contributions from Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard, the St Lucia Stars looked well on their way to win the match at one point. However, both Simmons (45) and Pollard (32) got out at crucial situations and the following batsmen could not show enough pedigree to put on the finishing touches. Rayad Emrit and Imran Tahir not only bowled economically but also picked wickets periodically.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, 5th Match
Knocks from Chris Gayle, Devon Thomas and Ben Cutting helped St Kitts and Nevis Patriots set up a good platform. However, if it had been not for an explosive performance from Carlos Brathwaite down the order wherein he smoked his way to 41 off just 15 deliveries with a strike rate of almost 275, Patriots would have never managed a score of 203 for 7.
Ali Khan and Sunil Narine bowled well to pick up 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
Despite a destructive batting order including the likes of Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo and Kevin Cooper, the 204-run target was always going to prove too much for TKR. 40s from Darren Bravo and Kevon Cooper were not enough to take the team even close to the target.
Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Cutting and Jeremiah Lewis picked two wickets each to stall the Patriots' chase.
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