Dwayne Bravo led the team; St Kitts and Nevis Patriots beat Barbados Royals by 21 runs. This exciting St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents match let the audience witness the fantastic partnership of Sherfane Rutherford and Dwyane Bravo. Their first match in this season went well with a smooth 21-run win against the Royals. Sherfane earned the title of ‘Player of the Match’ for his level-headed 53 runs in 43 balls which took St Kitts and Nevis and Patriots to Victory.
The second match, according to the CPL 2021 schedule, was an interesting match to witness. Oshane Thomas tore through the Patriots’ top-order batsmen with his incredible pace bowling. Bravo and Rutherford’s partnership began in the eight over after Oshane’s tactile bowling. Oshane Thomas took three wickets in four overs giving just 22 runs; Devon Thomas, Chris Gayle, and Asif Ali couldn’t stay long and were holed out.
Bravo and Rutherford scored 11 runs in their first four overs as they were not accustomed to the new-ball surface. But Hayden Walsh’s consecutive wide and no-ball deliveries allowed Rutherford to blast the free hit far above the rope, getting Rutherford prepped for the final ten overs.
The duo hit eight sixes facing the Barbados Tridents bowlers Hayden Walsh, Jason Holder, and Thisara Perera. Ashley Nurse did not bowl this innings, although it would have caused an interesting turn of matches. Rutherford went out with 53 runs off 43 balls. Fabian Allen added 19 runs off of 7 balls letting the Patriots score 121 runs in just the ten overs of the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents match. Bravo stayed on the field, not out with 47 runs off 35 balls.
In this match, the Royals gave 23 extras, out of which 16 were wides. The Royal’s batting performance was nowhere close to being considered a threat. Johnson Charles ran out in the second over with three boundaries in the first over. Although Glenn Phillips did well with the initial throws, he missed in the odd circumstances.