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Ramdin blitz steers Trinbago Knight Riders to knock-out stage

Sunil Narine picked two wickets for Trinbago Knight Riders
Sunil Narine picked two wickets for Trinbago Knight Riders

Trinbago Knight Riders 161-6 (Ramdin 59no) beat
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 158-7 (Brooks 37) by four wickets
13th match, Caribbean Premier League, Port of Spain

Denesh Ramdin scored an unbeaten half-century as he guided Trinbago Knight Riders to four wicket win while chasing 159 runs against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the 13th match of the Caribbean Premier League at Port of Spain.

Trinbago Knight Riders won the toss and decided to field first, a move that paid immediate divided with the early wicket of Chris Gayle (4).

While Mohammad Hafeez (13) and Brandon King (9) did not contribute much, Shamarh Brooks (37) and Jonathan Carter (31) provided some momentum to the innings before cameos from Carlos Brathwaite (19), Mohammad Nabi (17) and Hasan Ali (9 not out) lifted St Kitts and Nevis to 158 for seven in the 20 overs.

In the chase, Brendon McCullum (16), Sunil Narine (5) and Darren Bravo (1) fell early but Colin Munro (36) gave them some hope. However, they were hardly going at six an over and were left with an uphill task of 90 runs to win off the final eight overs.

Ramdin (59 not out) held one end up but it was blistering knocks from Dwayne Bravo (20) and Javon Searles (12 not out) that eased the pressure on the veteran batsman, who crossed his half-century and ensured Knight Riders completed the chase with three balls to spare.

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