Lewis, Dunk see Patriots by in tense chase for first win


Evin Lewis’ sensible, highly effective 89 and an ideal ending cameo from Ben Dunk helped St Kitts & Nevis Patriots notch up their first win of CPL 2020 as they overcame Barbados Tridents by six wickets.

Whereas Lewis fell at a vital juncture within the penultimate over, Dunk held his nerve to take the Patriots previous the road. With 13 want off the ultimate over bowled by Nayeem Younger, Dunk focused his areas nicely hitting two sixes – one over additional cowl and one over mid wicket – to assist his crew win with three balls to spare finally.

However to get there, it was all Lewis who had seen two of his companions – Chris Lynn and Joshua Silva – fall in fast succession within the powerplay. However together with Denesh Ramdin, who performed second fiddle in a 32-ball 20, Lewis bought the chase again on observe with a surprising 89 that had 9 sixes and solely two boundaries.

Ramdin and Lewis focused the bowlers expertly. Whereas they have been completely happy to see off Rashid Khan largely (4-0-24-1), Lewis was brutal on Hayden Walsh Jr off whom he hit a hat-trick of sixes at one level and 4 in all. On a pitch the place the subsequent highest rating was solely 31, Lewis’ knock proved to be the largest distinction between the 2 sides.

The Tridents’ innings, in distinction, fell aside largely as a result of there was nobody to take management of the innings. Whereas Johnson Charles and Shai Hope placed on a fifty-run opening stand, each fell within the twenties to carrom balls from Jon-Russ Jaggesar. That will proceed to be the sample all through their innings with three extra batsmen entering into the twenties however failing to make it huge.

Skipper Jason Holder, who noticed his crew slip to the underside of the desk, would go on to rue the identical after the match. “We have been in all probability 5 or 10 runs quick. It wasn’t a straightforward wicket to start out hitting. It is vital to have a set batsman going deep,” summed up Holder.

Transient Scores: Barbados Tridents 151/7 (Corey Anderson 31; Jon-Russ Jaggesar 2-17) misplaced to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 152/4 (Evin Lewis 89; Kyle Mayers 2-14) by 6 wickets.

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