When a large part of the world’s population is still trying to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, cricket leagues like Caribbean Premier League are giving a dose of entertainment regularly. Beginning in 2013 to become the premier Twenty20 competition in the Caribbean by replacing the Caribbean Twenty20, this is the ninth year of the competition.
In yet another thrilling match played in the CPL (Caribbean Premier League), spectators enjoyed moments of victory and enthusiasm. The match we are talking about was played between Trinbago Knight Riders, the winner of the Caribbean Premier League 2020, and Jamaica Tallawahs. As Jamaica Tallawahs’ record in this year’s CPL is not great, they expected to improve it by winning this match.
But due to the extraordinary performances by the players of the Trinbago Knight Riders team, their expectations could not be fulfilled. One performance that stood out in this Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs match was Ali Khan, who took 4 wickets of Jamaica Tallawahs. During his 3 overs of bowling, he gave the batsmen of the Jamaica Tallawahs team a tough time. He gave just 6 runs to the opposing team.
While the three wickets taken by him within the powerplay were the top three batsmen of the opponent team, the fourth wicket was taken in the eighteenth over. With all the wickets having fallen before the end of twenty overs, the final score of Jamaica Tallawahs was 92 runs in 18.2 overs. The target given to Jamaica Tallawahs by the Trinbago Knight Riders team was 168 as the latter won 167.
So, Trinbago Knight Riders won by 75 runs. It’s interesting to note that the toss was won by Jamaica Tallawahs, who chose to bowl first. After this 19th match of the CPL 2021 schedule, Trinbago Knight Riders reached the second spot in the competition.