The thrilling match between Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings concluded yesterday with the Saint Lucia Kings gliding towards victory by 21 runs. The team will now face St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the CPL finals on 15 September 2021.
The Saint Lucia Kings won the toss and chose to bat first. The SLK had a shaky start, losing Andre Fletcher at four runs and Cornwall for a duck, but the team kept the spirits high. Mark Deyal, who came third in the batting line, took charge of the high scoring stint. He maintained high intensity throughout the match and scored a good 78 runs. Another notable mention was that Tim David and David Wiese made a noteworthy contribution in taking the team to 205/4 after 20 overs.
The defending champions started with a strong start with Sunil Narine knocking 30 from 17 balls. The team scored 66 in the powerplay with a loss of just one wicket. The partnership of Narine and Colin Munro sounded promising until Wiese took both their wickets. Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin † played promisingly until Wahab Riaz took them down. The fans pinned all hopes on Captain Kieron Pollard, who was caught out at 26 soon.
The rest of the batting order fell like dominoes, and shortly the TKR team were knocked out at 184 all out.
David Wiese Won the player of the match for his 5-wicket haul.
|ST LUCIA KINGS||SCORE – 205/4 (20 OVERS)||RUN RATE: 10.25|
|Mark Deyal||78 (44)||177.27|
|Tim David*||38 (17)||223.52|
|Andre Fletcher (c)†||4(14)||28.57|
|TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS||SCORE – 184/10 (19.3 OVERS)||RUN RATE: 9.43|
|Sunil Narine||30 (17)||176.47|
|Denesh Ramdin||29 (26)||111.53|
|Kieron Pollard (c)||26(13)||200.00|
The interesting game ended with thrilled supporters rejoicing the win of SLK, paving the way for the Saint Lucia Kings to enter the finals this year. It is to be noted that this will be the 2nd consecutive CPL finals entry by the team. The final match will see the Saint Lucia Kings lock horns with the Nevis Patriots. Will SLK maintain their form in the finals too? Will they be the new champions this year? Bookmark this page for all the insights of the final CPL 2021.