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Knight Riders beat Tridents

The Trinbago Knight Riders walloped the Barbados Tridents by seven wickets in their Hero Caribbean Premier League clash at Kensington Oval this afternoon.

A blistering 50 from New Zealander Colin Munro saw them chase down a stiff target of 173 with 16 balls to spare.

The Knight Riders reached 52-1 off their six over PowerPlay as they flew out of the blocks in pursuit of the sizable Tridents total. The one man to go inside the first six overs was William Perkins who made 23 when he pulled a ball from Wayne Parnell into the ever dependable hands of Pollard at mid-wicket.

He was replaced by Munro who was in a serious hurry from the start of his innings. Munro got off the mark with a four and had struck his first Hero Maximum two balls later. While Munro was all brute strength and aggression at the other end Hashim Amla was playing a cultured knock as he made 31 from 34 balls, happy to turn the strike over to the big hitting Kiwi.

The partnership between Munro and Amla was worth 107 and Amla only contributed 25 runs to it as Munro dominated proceedings. The Tridents found no way to exert control and at one point took the drastic measure of replacing Nicolas Pooran as wicket keeper, Steven Taylor taking over the duties after Pooran conceded his second lot of four byes.


Trinbago Knight Riders beat Barbados Tridents by seven wickets. (Photo courtesy CPL)

Having made the first Hero CPL hundred by an overseas player against the Amazon Warriors earlier in the tournament Munro scored 68 from just 39 balls before he holed out off the bowling of Ravi Rampaul. Although Munro was gone the Knight Riders still reached their target with ease thanks to Bravo and Denesh Ramdin.

The Tridents made a patient start to their innings as they attempted to set a defendable total. The Knight Riders bowlers kept it tight in the opening overs as the Tridents managed just 32 runs from their six over PowerPlay. The USA’s Steven Taylor had struggled to get going and he tried to inject some pace into his innings with a big shot over long off from a ball from Sulieman Benn. He didn’t get all of it and Umar Akmal took a simple catch.

That brought together AB de Villiers and Shoaib Malik and the run rate immediately increased with the two experienced internationals at the crease. They put together a partnership of 60 in 44 balls that took the Tridents to 98-1 in the 15th over. This came to an end when a brilliant slower ball yorker from Dwayne Bravo bowled Shoaib for 47 (44).

De Villiers narrowly missed out on registering his third fifty in four Hero CPL innings, but he cemented his place at the top of the Tridents run scorers list.  He now has 202 runs at an average of 67 and at a strike rate of 151 at this year’s tournament. He fell attempting to smash a Hero Maximum off Benn when he was on 45.

Kieron Pollard played a brutal knock at the back end of the Tridents innings as he made 41 runs from just 20 balls including three massive Hero Maximums as the Tridents made it to 172-4 off their 20 overs.

But for Munro and his blistering innings it may well have been enough, but his runs made the chase a simple prospect for the Knight Riders.


Source: CPL

8 Responses to Knight Riders beat Tridents

  1. Alwin Ellis
    Alwin Ellis July 16, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Trinidad A team beat Trinidad B team

  2. Alex Alleyne July 17, 2016 at 6:38 am

    There is NOTHING “Bajan Tridents” about this team. Will not go see a game until 5 bajans are on the field of play .

    • harry turnover July 17, 2016 at 7:27 am

      Agree with you 100%….and DWAYNE BRAVO who doesn’t know when,where and how to speak saying that Bajans are petty because Bajans are calling for MORE BAJANS to be included in a team that has BARBADOS in front.

      YET….this man who captains the TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS ALWAYS HAVE 4 TRINIDADIANS in his team..Why the hell then doesn’t he include ONE TRINIDADIAN in his team and after the TRINIDADIANS RIGHTFULLY COMPLAIN tell them that they are being petty too ?
      Last night the JAMAICAN Tallawahs had FIVE Jamaicans in front of their home crowd and we got a GOVERNMENT bout hey PUTTING MONEY IN THE COMPETITION and a SPORTS MINISTER en saying NUTTIN.
      Here we have second rate players who can’t even make a Trinidad A team…POORan for a keeper ( who is even WORSE ) than Johnson Charles ) ,Stewart,Hosein and Khan playing for
      the BARBADOS Tridents.
      BARBADOS GOVERNMENT if you putting money in the tournament and they using the NAME BARBADOS up front….MAKE DEMANDS LIKE THE GOVERNMENTS OF TRINIDAD,JAMAICA and GUYANA and ask that DWAYNE SMITH be our MARQUEE player…he has 2 CPL centuries…POLLARD en got NONE….and he doesn’t have the INTEREST of the BARBADOS Tridents at heart…….talk to Jason Holder or Ashley Nurse and they would give you a ball by ball commentary on what is going on.

  3. Donna Harewood July 17, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I happen to love some of the Trini players and endorse Kieron Pollard as captain but I cannot identify with this team because there is only one Barbadian. So I haven’t been to a match, haven’t paid for access and fall asleep when it’s shown for free. As a matter of fact I am only now finding out the result of this game. And I am unmoved by what I see. It matters none when Trinis beat Trinis.

  4. Coralita July 17, 2016 at 9:42 am

    You people griping about team composition but Kensington still full.

    People going to the cricket to enjoy the outing, the fun, the hype to destress etc. They don’t care how many bajans on a franchise team. I certainly don’t care. Bajan players are in the game, albeit playing for other franchises. They are earning money, they are practicing their craft and I am sure they are having fun.

    Hero Maximum!!! lol

    • harry turnover July 18, 2016 at 8:42 am

      It is because of BAJANS like YOU that people will rub SH8 in their faces ALL the time.It is because of people like YOU that people from the other Islands ALWAYS say that Bajans are UNPATRIOTIC ….they don’t like their own.
      @Donna Harewood……” but I cannot identify with this team because there is only one Barbadian.”…….know why ??….BECAUSE POLLARD IS A TRINIDADIAN ,the coach is a TRINIDADIAN AND THEY PICKED 5 other TRINIDADIANS ….and because I want to know why…a RECOGNISED CLOWN going by the name of BOBO tell me I childish as though Hosein,Khan and Stewart are star performers.

  5. BoboTheClown July 17, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    BBajans are included in other CPL plying their trade ,getting paid ,performing to the best of their abilities (those who have any) so i don’t see why bajans feel so neglected. I don’t see any bajan dominating anywhere in the CPL that would lead anyone to want or wish that they were playing for the Tridents.This is so childish it it’ll make most sick. People are so miserable these days ,that they look for any and every thing to complain about, often without merit . Relax folk .Talk about more interesting things happening in the World. These cricketers are being handsomely compensated,and if some of your favorite bajan players had to be paid according to accomplishments ,some of them would have died of hunger already . Can any one name three bajans that have made a big difference playing for other CPL teams ? we should be glad that we have players from else where that can help Tridents win a game or two.

  6. harry turnover July 18, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Bobo ya clown…READ and UNDERSTAND what I said. ONE BAJAN IS IN THE TEAM. OTHER TEAMS as one South African TV commentator alluded to HAS 4 or 5 LOCAL PLAYERS in their teams ALL THE TIME …..he asked 2 or 3 BAJANS on the panel WHY IS THAT SO…….all they did was mumbled …hym ang hau and switched the topic.
    All I am asking for is for the BARBADOS TRIDENTS to have 4 of our locals including at least 2 of our BEST in their lineup….and you telling me that I am being childish ? that would ONLY mean that people of the other Countries are also childish ….BECAUSE if you didn’t know ALL of the other COUNTRIES CALLED FOR AND GOT at least 2 of their BEST LOCALS IN THE FIRST DRAFT.
    TALK to someone who was PRESENT at the DRAFT and you would know what went on instead of living up to your name…TALK to someone who played in the two matches the Tridents played in Trinidad last year and the one this year and they would tell you what went on and what is going on NOW.
    Stupid nerds like you are a classic example of why people say that BAJANS DON”T LIKE THEIR OWN …..IF franchises were asked to pick 2 LOCALS in their FIRST DRAFT WHY WEREN”T DWAYNE SMITH and CARLOS BRATHWAITE picked (and if he was on call for test duty) Carter ? The draft needs to be published before cricket dunces talk SH8.


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