Kieron Pollard took a four-wicket haul and Lendl Simmons performed an unbeaten knock of 84 runs, as Trinbago Knight Riders defeated St Lucia Zouks by eight wickets in the final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 on Thursday on the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium. With this, the Trinbago Knight Riders accomplished the primary good season within the historical past of CPL because the facet received all its group-stage matches after which the semifinals and closing. That is the fourth CPL title win for the Knight Riders. Trinbago Knight Riders have possession the identical as IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, whereas the Zouks are owned by the identical promoters as Kings XI Punjab.
Chasing 155, Trinbago Knight Riders bought off to a nasty begin because the facet misplaced the wickets of Tion Webster (5) and Tim Seifert (4) by the fourth over and was diminished to 19/2.
Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo then bought collectively on the crease and the duo rebuilt the innings for the Knight Riders. Each batsmen combined warning with aggression and because of this, Knight Riders turned the agency favourites to win the match.
In the long run, Simmons and Bravo’s unbeaten stand of 138 runs took Trinbago over the road by eight wickets. Simmons and Bravo remained not out on 84 and 58 respectively.
Earlier, Kieron Pollard’s four-wicket haul helped Trinbago Knight Riders to bundle out St Lucia Zouks for 154. Put in to bat first, St Lucia Zouks misplaced the wicket of Rahkeem Cornwall (8) within the second over as he was clear bowled by Ali Khan. Nevertheless, Mark Deyal joined Andre Fletcher within the center, and the duo scored runs at a speedy tempo to take the Zouks rating to 60/1 after the conclusion of the primary six overs.
Fletcher and Deyal placed on a stand of 67 runs for the second wicket, however their partnership was lastly damaged by Fawad Ahmed as he dismissed Deyal (29) within the ninth over. Then Trinbago skipper Kieron Pollard bought among the many act as he supplied Trinbago with the important thing breakthrough of Fletcher (39) within the 12th over, decreasing Zouks to 89/3.
Pollard continued to bowl in regular strains and because of this, he was rewarded as soon as extra within the 14th over as he had Roston Chase (19) caught by the hands of Tion Webster. Mohammad Nabi (2) additionally failed to depart a mark with bat and because of this, Zouks was diminished to 117/5 within the 15th over.
In the long run, Zouks stored on shedding wickets at common intervals within the closing overs, and because of this, the facet was bowled out for 154. Pollard was the decide of Trinbago’s bowlers as he scalped 4 wickets.
Temporary Scores: Trinbago Knight Riders 157/2 (Lendl Simmons 84*, Darren Bravo 58*, Roston Chase 1-13) defeat St Lucia Zouks 154/10 (Andre Fletcher 39, Mark Deyal 29, Kieron Pollard 4-30) by eight wickets.
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