St Lucia implode to suffer big loss


Sports Page—Friday 9th August 2013–St Lucia Zouks imploded in a chase of 176 to suffer an 83-run defeat against Barbados Tridents in St Lucia on Thursday.

Chasing their second win in four games, St Lucia had a shaky start, losing opener Tamim Iqbal for 1 in the second over. Devon Smith and Andre Fletcher shared a 26-run partnership but their dismissals in the seventh over, to Barbados bowler Shannon Gabriel, left St Lucia struggling at 30 for 3. Herschelle Gibbs and Misbah-ul-Haq added 43 runs off 33 balls and looked set to pitch a rescue act for St Lucia before Rayad Emrit made a breakthrough in the 13th over. Looking to a turn a ball from Emrit to the on side, Gibbs walked across his stumps, only to miss the ball completely. That dismissal triggered a collapse, as St Lucia lost a wicket in every over thereafter to fold for 92.

Barbados Tridents 175 for 6 (Smith 48, Pollard 34*, Morkel 2-26) beat St Lucia Zouks 92 (Emrit 3-19, Nurse 3-12) by 83 runs

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