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Knight Riders continue to dominate riding on McCullum 91

Brendon McCullum (right) scored 91 run knock
Brendon McCullum (right) scored 91 run knock

Trinbago Knight Riders 208-6 (McCullum 91) beat
Jamaica Tallawahs 172-7 (Sangakkara 53) by 36 runs
24th game, Caribbean Premier League, Sabina Park

Brendon McCullum scored a blistering 91 run knock as Trinbago Knight Riders maintained their winning streak after beating Jamaica Tallawahs by 36 runs in the 24th match of the Caribbean Premier League at Sabina Park.

Jamaica Tallawahs won the toss and opted to bowl first. Knight Riders' innings got off to worse possible start as they lost Sunil Narine (0) in the first ball of the innings.

McCullum (91) smashed four boundaries and a six while Colin Munro (42) played an aggressive innings as well with two maximums and a four to take the total to 58 for one in the powerplay.

The duo shared 92 runs between them off just 53 deliveries before Munro was snared by Rovman Powell (2-38) and at halfway mark, Knight Riders were positioned 100 for two.

McCullum completed his fifty off 38 deliveries and carried the innings forward with a brief support from Darren Bravo (28) and Robert Frylinck (15). The former New Zealand captain fell nine runs short off a deserving century as Knight Riders posted 208 for six in the 20 overs.

In the chase Glenn Phillips (0) was stumped in the second ball of the innings but Kumar Sangakkara (53) and Lendl Simmons (32) pressed on the accelerator to take the score to 61 for one in the powerplay.

Sangakkara completed his second fifty in two days but he and Simmons fell in quick succession that dented their hopes. From there on despite efforts from Andre McCarthy (21) and Powell (30), Jamaica Tallawahs managed only 172 for seven in the 20 overs.

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