Trinbago Knight Riders 162-3 (Munro 70no) beat
Guyana Amazon Warriors 156-7 (Shadab 4-28) by seven wickets
9th match, Caribbean Premier League, Port of Spain
Colin Munro scored a blistering 70 run knock after Shadab Khan picked a four wicket haul as Trinbago Knight Riders chased down 157 against Guyana Amazon Warriors with seven wickets in hand in the ninth match of Caribbean Premier League at Port of Spain.
Trinbago Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first. Chadwick Walton (36) and Martin Guptill (23) provided a quick start of 40 runs in the first three overs for the visitors before the latter became the first of Shadab's (4-28) victim.
Babar Azam (2) had a failure when he was trapped LBW by Sunil Narine (2-16) in the next over and Guyana lost momentum completely after the dismissal of Walton by Kevon Cooper (1-19) in the ninth over.
From there on Guyana batsmen struggled to cope up with the spin attack of Knight Riders with only Roshon Primus (23) crossing the 20-run mark.
Late cameos from Keemo Paul (14 not out) and Rayad Emrit (11 not out) lifted them to 156 for seven in the 20 overs. Shadab was the pick of the bowlers with a four wicket haul while Narine supported him with two wickets.
The Knight Riders got off to a worst possible start, losing Brendon McCullum (0) off the first delivery of the chase. Narine (23) was looking to hold one end up but Munro (70 not out) smashed the Guyana bowlers from the outset as they went at over 11 an over.
Narine eventually fell in the eighth over while Darren Bravo (17) struggled in his 21-ball knock before was dismissed six overs later. Just as Knight Riders were losing momentum, Munro ensured he saw them through the chase along with Denesh Ramdin (42 not out) as they reached the target in 19 overs.
Munro was named the player of the match for his fabulous innings.
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