Patriots Pull Off Super Over Win Against TKR
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 18, 2019 (ZIZ News): Giving St. Kitts and Nevis yet another early Independence treat, The St. Kitts Nevis Patriots dominated the Trinbago Knight Riders in the Warner Park cricket stadium on Tuesday night.
Trinbago Knight Riders’ four-game winning streak in the Caribbean Premier League came to an end at the hands of St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, as the hosts won a thrilling contest in the super over.
Batting first, TKR got off to a good start courtesy of Lendl Simmons. He followed up his previous scores of 63 off 39 and 86 off 42 with a 45-ball 90, which included nine fours and six sixes.
In ten overs, TKR had reached 122/1. Simmons continued from strength to strength and even after he was dismissed with the total at 140, Darren Bravo and James Neesham ensured the flow of runs did not stem. Sixty runs were scored off the last 30 balls, and the Knight Riders ended on 216/4.
St. Kitts’ innings threatened to fall apart when Evin Lewis and Mohammad Hafeez went back to the pavilion, but Carlos Brathwait and Shamarh Brooks took matters into their own hands and got the team to 155/4 in 15 overs. In a whirlwind sequence of events, the two then were then dismissed, but Fabian Allen laid into Kieron Pollard in the 18th over, hitting three sixes. The equation came down to 25 runs required off 12 balls. Then 19 off six balls.
And with Emrit hitting Neesham for 18 runs, the game went into a super over.
It was now St. Kitts’ turn to put the pressure on TKR, and Carlos Brathwaite backed himself against USA’s Ali Khan, bringing up a massive 18 runs off his over. Supremely confident, Brathwaite then prepared to hurl down the super over in pursuit of defending the total. Despite coach Robin Singh wanting the ball given to Alzarri Joseph, Brathwaite was vindicated.
TKR did not chase down the total successfully, which brought up one of the biggest wins of the CPL season so far for the Patriots, against an in-form TKR side.