Trinbago Knight Riders 120 for 6
Shadab 30*, Searles 27*, Shillingford 4-22
St Lucia Stars 118 for 9
Fletcher 40, Sammy 25, Cooper 3-21
Trinbago Knight Riders won the match by four wickets
Player of the Match: Shadab Khan
Trinbago Knight Riders have convincingly completed the double over the St Lucia Stars on Tuesday at Port of Spain. With a win by 4 wickets over the stars, they have managed to go on the top of the points table.
The match was a repeat of the opening game and the result was same too but there was a close contest. Trinbago Knight Riders won the toss and their captain, DJ Bravo elected to field first.
Stars had to struggle a lot against the spin trio of Kharry Peirre, Shadab Khan and Sunil Narine. The trio conceded only 48 runs from their 12 overs and took 3 wickets. Their magnificent bowling performance restricted Darren Sammy’s team to 118 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
While chasing the total, Knight Riders had the worst start possible. They lost 5 wickets on 52 runs and Stars were hoping to win the match at that moment.
But, young Pakistani sensation, Shadab Khan and Javon Searles built a solid partnership of 45 runs which guided them to a tense win over the St Lucia Stars. Shadab Khan was awarded the player of the match award for his brilliant all-rounder performance.
Trinbago Knight Riders: Brendon McCullum, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo (c), Kevon Cooper, Javon Searles, Shadab Khan, Ronsford Beaton, Khary Pierre.
St Lucia Stars: Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Kamran Akmal (wk), Marlon Samuels, Jesse Ryder, Darren Sammy (c), Kyle Mayers, Shane Shillingford, Jerome Taylor, Eddie Leie, Mitchell McClenaghan.