Trinidad & Tobago prevail in tense finish


Sports Page – 12th August 2013 –Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel prevailed in a tense last-over victory against Antigua Hawksbills in Port-of-Spain to move to fourth place in the points table after their second successive win. Antigua needed 33 off the last two overs and 19 off the last but they fell short by a run despite hitting three fours and two sixes in the last two overs in the rain-affected match.

After T&T scored 169, Antigua’s innings was interrupted by rain in their first over and the revised target was 134 from 15 overs. They lost two wickets, of Kieran Powell and Rahkeem Cornwall, within six overs but Johnson Charles smashed three consecutive sixes in the fourth over off Samuel Badree to hoist their run-rate to 10. However, Dwayne Bravo counterattacked with a slower delivery and dismissed Charles for 46 in the eighth over which conceded only three runs. Sulieman Benn followed it with another parsimonious over by giving two runs in the next and Antigua now needed 66 from 36.

Summarized scores: Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 169 for 6 (Dwayne Bravo 46, Barath 38) beat Antigua Hawksbills 132 for 8 (Charles 46, Bravo 2-14) by 1 run (D/L method)

Meanwhile, Guyana Amazons won over Barbados Tridents

Summarized scores: Guyana Amazon Warriors 149 for 9 (Guptill 73, Emrit 3-27) beat Barbados Tridents 122 (Malik 48, Hafeez 3-19) by 27 runs


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