Fans Treated To Nail Biters In Sunday’s CPL Action
As the Caribbean Premier league continues to intensify, at Warner Park in St. Kitts, fans were treated to not one, but two nail biting matches on Sunday 29th August.
It was certainly not a day for the faint hearted.
In game one, the St. Lucia Kings engaged the defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders.
The Kings batted first and after an initial great start from Andre Fletcher and Rahkeem Cornwall, wilted in the middle overs. However, Roston Chase and Tim David, batted superbly towards the end of the innings to give their team a challenging total of 157 for 5.
The Knight Riders also got off to a good start, but also struggled in the middle overs. The Kings seemed to have the game wrapped up, when they got the big wicket of Kieron Pollard, but Tim Seifert came to the crease and played a whirlwind innings that threatened to take the game away from them.
It came down to 13 runs required from the final over, but Wahab Riaz , after being struck for four from his first ball, bowled a mean over to only give up 8 runs and hand the Kings the victory
Summarized scores: Saint Lucia Kings 157/5 (David 42, Chase 30*; Wahab 1/17, Chase 1/17) beat Trinbago Knight Riders 152/3 (Munro 40*, Seifert 40*; Hosein 3/27, Rampaul 3/29) by five runs
In the very next match of the day, home team, the St. Kitts-Nevis Patriots, faced off with the Guyana Amazon Warriors, for the second time in two days.
The Warriors batted superbly, especially during the troublesome middle overs, led by outstanding knocks from Hafeez and Hetmyer, who both scored half centuries.
The SKN Patriots were again given a great start by Evin Lewis and Devon Thomas, but it came down to 19 runs required form the final 12 legal deliveries.
Despite losing the crucial wicket of Skipper Dwayne Bravo in the penultimate over, Sherfane Rutherford put the hearts of the local fans at ease, by slamming two sixes.
Fabian Allen finished it off with a boundary from the second ball in the final over and the Patriot fans celebrated victory number three, on the trot
Summarized scores: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 168/4 (Rutherford 58*, Thomas 31; Van Meekeren 2/23, Allen 1/31) beat Guyana Amazon Warriors 166/3 (Hafeez 70, Hetmyer 52; Tahir 2/26, Smith 1/30) by six wickets