Red Steel new CPL champions
Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel are the 2015 Hero CPL champions, after beating Barbados Tridents by 20 runs at the Queen’s Park Oval tonight.
Choosing to bat first, Dwayne Bravo’s men scored a total of 178 for 6, which included half centuries from Kamran Akmal (60) and Cameron Delport (50) in a century partnership, as well as an unbeaten 29 off 15 balls from Bravo.
Tridents made a strong start to their innings, with opener Dwayne Smith top scoring with 49 off 30 deliveries, and Steven Taylor making 20 off his first 10 balls in CPL. The pair scored 47 in the opening four overs before Taylor was out lbw to Johan Botha.
Kyle Corbin made 20 and Misbah Ul Haq 21, to add contribute to the Tridents’ total of 158.
Red Steel follow previous winners Jamaica Tallawahs, who won the inaugural CPL in 2013, and last year’s winners Barbados Tridents, in claiming the top spot in the competition.