CPL semi-final 2021: Saint Lucia Kings Beats Trinbago Knight Riders and Moves to the Finals

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. 

CPL Semi-Final 2021 – Scoreboard Summary

Batting

ScoreBoard Summary
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
Rahkeem Cornwall  0(3) 0.00
Roston Chase  36(21) 171.42
David Wiese  34(21) 161.90
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
Colin Munro  28(23) 121.73
Darren Bravo  25(16) 156.25
Lendl Simmons  4(6) 66.66
Kieron Pollard (c) 26(13) 200.00
Tim Seifert  10(8) 125.00
Akeal Hosein  6(3) 200.00

 

Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Alzarri Joseph 4 0 24 1 6 3 0
Wahab Riaz 4 0 36 2 9 3 0
Roston Chase 4 0 31 0 7.75 1 0
David Wiese 4 0 39 5 9.75 4 0
Jeavor Royal 1 0 15 0 15 0 0
Kadeem Alleyne 1 0 13 0 13 0 0
Keemo Paul 1.3 0 21 2 14 1 0

 

Squad Details:

Trinbago Knight Riders (Playing XI):

  • Lendl Simmons 
  • Sunil Narine
  • Colin Munro
  • Denesh Ramdin(wk)
  • Darren Bravo
  • Kieron Pollard(c)
  • Tim Seifert
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Khary Pierre
  • Ali Khan
  • Ravi Rampaul

Saint Lucia Kings (Playing XI):

  • Andre Fletcher (wk/c)
  • Rahkeem Cornwall
  • Mark Deyal
  • David Wiese
  • Tim David
  • Roston Chase
  • Keemo Paul
  • Jeavor Royal
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Kadeem Alleyne
  • Wahab Riaz

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.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/caribbean-premier-league-2021-1264073/trinbago-knight-riders-vs-st-lucia-kings-1st-semi-final-1269730/match-report
  2. https://www.timesnownews.com/sports/cricket/article/cpl-2021-saint-lucia-kings-beat-trinbago-knight-riders-to-claim-final-birth/812100
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