Perkins, bowlers star in Trinidad & Tobago win
Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 148-4 (Perkins 64 no) beat
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 146 (Thomas 44) by six wickets
20th match, Caribbean Premier League, St Kitts
William Perkins played a sizzling knock for Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel after their bowlers restricted St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to 146, going on to win the game by six wickets in match 20 of the Caribbean Premier League at Warner Park.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the toss and elected to bat first.
Samuel Badree (2-18) started the proceedings well for Trinidad & Tobago conceding just one run in the first over.
Evin Lewis (10) looked to break the shackles with back-to-back boundaries of Badree in the fifth over, but the leg-spinner had the final laugh, dismissing Lewis caught at short third man.
Martin Guptill (16) also fell in the next over, becoming the first victim of Dwayne Bravo (4-24) as St Kitts managed 33 for two in the power-play.
Johan Botha (2-23) got in on the act by dismissing Marlon Samuels (17) and Shahid Afridi (9) in successive deliveries restricting St Kitts to 89 for six in 14 overs.
The innings never gained momentum until Devon Thompas (44) provided the much-needed impetus with his 23-ball knock taking St Kitts to 146 in the 20 overs.
Bravo was the pick of the bowlers having picked four wickets while Badree and Botha chipped in with a couple of wickets each.
Jacques Kallis (23) declared his intention straightaway in the chase, hitting five boundaries in the first two overs.
However, Sohail Tanvir (1-26) got rid of the former South African all-rounder, as he lofted one to fine leg.
Cameron Delport (38) made full use of the reprieve he got in the fifth over adding 70 runs for the second wicket with Perkins (64).
Perkins brought up his half-century with a six over long-on in 36 deliveries, as Trinidad & Tobago needed 15 runs to win from 21 deliveries.
Even though St Kitts managed to get rid of the Bravo brothers, Trinidad & Tobago were under no real pressure reaching the target in the 19th over with six wickets in hand.
Skipper Bravo was the man of the match for his four-wicket haul.
CPL 2015 Points Table
|2||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||9||4||5||8|
|4||St Lucia Zouks||8||3||4||7|
|5||Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel||5||2||2||5|
|6||Guyana Amazon Warriors||5||2||3||4|
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