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Rain plays spoilsport in St Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago encounter

Rain plays spoilsport in St Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago encounter
Andre Fletcher scored a 49-ball 57 helping St Lucia Zouks to 179 in their 20 overs before rain played a spoilsport leading to the abandonment of the game against Trinidad & Tobago.
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St Lucia 179-6 (Fletcher 57)
Trinidad & Tobago 10-0 (Kallis 10 no)
Second game, Caribbean Premier League in St Lucia

Persistent rain led to the abandonment of the second game in the 2015 Caribbean Premier League season between St. Lucia Zouks and Trinidad & Tobago encounter at the Gros Islet.

Dwayne Bravo, the Trinidad & Tobago skipper, won the toss and opted to field first.

St Lucia got off to a flying start with Andre Fletcher (57) adding a quick fire 45 under five overs with Johnson Charles (16).

However, the South African veteran, Jacques Kallis (2-31), provided the initial breakthrough for Trinidad getting rid of Charles caught at mid-wicket.

Kevin Pietersen (42), coming in at number three started his CPL season with a bang, hitting Kevon Cooper (1-41) for a boundary past the cover point fielder to bring the 50 for Trinidad in the 6th over.

Pietersen added a brisk 70 runs with Fletcher in just 53 deliveries with both the batsmen hitting Johnan Botha (0-23) for a six apiece in the 10th over taking the total to 88 for one.

Pietersen upped the ante going after Samuel Badree (1-27) dispatching him to the long off boundary before holing out to mid-wicket couple of deliveries later.

It was double strike for St Lucia as Kallis, who returned for his second spell, had Fletcher caught at long on in the 15th over with the score reading at 118 for three.

However Trinidad managed to score 52 runs in the final four overs. Courtesy, cameos from Henry Davids (27) and Darren Sammy (15) taking them to 179 for six in the 20 overs.

Needing nine per over, Kallis (10 not out) gave Trinidad a head start, hitting Shannon Gabriel (0-10) for a boundary, followed by a six off consecutive deliveries before heavy rains lashed out, eventually ending up in sharing of points between the two teams.

CPL 2015 Points Table

P W L Pts
1 Barbados Tridents 2 2 0 4
2 St Lucia Zouks 1 0 0 1
2 Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 1 0 0 1
4 Jamaica Tallawahs 1 0 1 0
5 Guyana Amazon Warriors 1 0 1 0

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