Hero CPL 2022 Match 26: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots beat Trinbago Knight Riders by 7 runs in classic encounter
The St Kitts & Nevis Patriots secured a seven run win over the Trinbago Knight Riders to stay in contention for a 2022 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) play-off spot.
Trinbago Knight Riders 156/7 (20 ov)
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 163/6 (20 ov)
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots won by 7 runs.
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St Kitts & Nevis Patriots won the toss and chose to bat in this must-win game, but were restricted early on as the Knight Riders rotated five bowlers across the powerplay. Sherfane Rutherford would change the complexion of the innings with a brilliant 78 runs, aided by a spectacular cameo from Dewald Brevis, to take the Patriots to 163/6.
In their chase, the Trinbago Knight Riders struggled to build partnerships as wickets consistently fell. Despite this, they remained with a chance of winning the match as Tim Seifert and Andre Russell scored crucial late runs, but it proved to be in vain as they could only muster 156/7, losing by seven runs.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots were frustrated by the bowling of the Knight Riders in the first ten overs, reaching 43/3 and having lost the key wicket of Evin Lewis. Rutherford would then shoulder the responsibility of carrying the innings as he patiently scored runs before accelerating in the last three overs, to finish on 78 runs. Brevis would remarkably score 30 runs from just six balls, constantly clearing the boundary to propel the Patriots to 163/6.
Trinbago Knight Riders lost the early wickets of Leonardo Julien and Colin Munro in their chase, with spinners Kevin Sinclair and Rashid Khan restricting runs. Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran would then lose their wickets as the Knight Riders found themselves in serious trouble. Seifert kept the chase alive with a valiant half century. Despite Russell scoring 18 runs in the 19th over, it was not to be enough as Sheldon Cottrell delivered a composed final over to take the Patriots to victory by seven runs.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots: Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Andre Fletcher - 3.1 ov), 2-20 (Keacy Carty - 6.2 ov), 3-28 (Evin Lewis - 8.2 ov), 4-94 (Darren Bravo - 16.6 ov), 5-151 (Sherfane Rutherford - 19.3 ov), 6-151 (Rashid Khan - 19.4 ov)
Trinbago Knight Riders: Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Leonardo Julien - 0.3 ov), 2-22 (Colin Munro - 3.1 ov), 3-79 (Kieron Pollard - 12.2 ov), 4-105 (Nicholas Pooran - 15.1 ov), 5-130 (Tim Seifert - 18.1 ov), 6-152 (Andre Russell - 19.4 ov), 7-152 (Sunil Narine - 19.5 ov)
Trinbago Knight Riders: Tim Seifert (WK), Leonardo Julien, Colin Munro, Nicholas Pooran, Samit Patel, Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein, Daryn Dupavillon, Anderson Phillip
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots: Andre Fletcher (WK), Evin Lewis, Dewald Brevis, Darren Bravo, Sherfane Rutherford, Keacy Carty, Dwayne Bravo (C), Rashid Khan, Sheldon Cottrell, Kevin Sinclair, Akila Dananjaya
Date: 09-22 14:00:00
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana, Providence
Toss: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots won the toss & elected to bat
Officials:Umpires: Leslie Reifer (West Indies) Nigel Duguid (West Indies) Deighton Butler (West Indies TV)
Match Referee: Reon King (West Indies)
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