Barbados Tridents v Antigua Hawksbills, CPL, Bridgetown August 1, 2013

Spinners lead Barbados to more success

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Barbados Tridents 146 for 8 (Malik 33, Samuels 2-17) beat Antigua Hawksbills 134 for 8 (Charles 44, Nurse 4-28) by 12 runs
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Barbados Tridents' spinners Ashley Nurse and Shakib Al Hasan picked up five of the eight Antigua Hawksbills wickets to fall to set up a 12-run victory, their second in as many matches at Kensington Oval.

A stunning catch at mid-off from Devon Thomas, who leaped into the air and snatched Dwayne Smith's lofted drive, put Barbados, who had won the toss, at 11 for 1 in the third over. Shoaib Malik steadied the innings with Jonathan Carter, adding 42 runs for the second wicket before Antigua captain Marlon Samuels struck in successive overs, accounting for Carter and Shakib - both caught by Thomas again.

Umar Akmal joined Malik in a brief union, which produced 22 runs. Malik fell in the 13th over, however, with the captain Kieron Pollard coming in and Akmal striking well, Barbados looked set to reach a big total. Left-arm seamer Sheldon Cotterrell ended their 33-run stand in the 18th over, duping Akmal with a slower ball and Pollard became Thomas' fourth catch, before No. 10 Jason Holder hoisted the last ball for a straight six to end the innings on 146 for 8.

Antigua followed a similar trend of losing wickets regularly, though their opener Johnson Charles produced the highest score of the match with 44, including five fours and a six. His partner Thomas faced a maiden from Shakib and only managed 2 from his 13 balls.

Ricky Ponting could not to reproduce his county form in his first match for Antigua, and edged Shakib to slip. Samuels laboured for 23 off 31 balls, striking only two fours before he charged at Nurse's first ball and was stumped to leave his side at 88 for 4 in the 16th over. Nurse got thumped for six by Ben Rohrer in his next over but exacted immediate retribution, the second slog finding Kieron Pollard at long-off. With 28 needed off the final over, Nurse made quick work of Dave Mohammed, and with 26 needed off four balls Kemar Roach hit two sixes before his third attempt found deep midwicket.

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  • dummy4fb on August 5, 2013, 20:09 GMT

    Yes shakib hopefully next match he well do bat

  • sweet2hrme on August 4, 2013, 20:43 GMT

    Clearly, Antigua Hawksbills is the weakest team in the tournament! They cant win any matches. They have Ricky Pointing like star and Justin Kemp. But they are just past now. Is going to be interesting to see Is Antigua Hawksbills going to drop Punter ...AS like MUMBAI INDIANS DID. Well Punter shld take retirement from these t20 format now. It is not made 4POINTING.

  • sweet2hrme on August 4, 2013, 20:12 GMT

    Those team have Pointing Like star is Not going to win as simple as that. They are Star now thier time is gone. Pointing is never a t20 player, so whenever i see him as bat i feel is just 6-7 overs is going for nothing. As a opposition team i loved to see Pointing play atleast 10 ovr, than his score will be 22 runs ball face 32.

  • dummy4fb on August 3, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    It was very curious to see Devon Thomas opening the batting, bowling at death, wicketkeeping 1/2 the innings and also showcasing his ability in the field. It's as if someone wanted him to put him in the spotlight. As talented as he might be the Hawksbills would have been better served had he not bowl and not open the batting. Just my opinion. It's an experiment that probably won't be repeated. We shall see!!

  • dummy4fb on August 3, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    There is much to desired of the captaincy of the Hawksbills. Why is Powell not opening? And what choice of bowling.They came up 12 runs short.Just a change in the batting order could made the difference.

  • Fazle_Rabbee on August 3, 2013, 10:21 GMT

    For Those who are confused about Shakib's MOM, Shakib was considered because He bowled his first three overs in Powerplay in which he got a maiden and took the all important wicket of Ponting. For his economical spell, the asking run rate was very much high in the late overs when Nurse came to ball and taking wickets was easy at that time as the batsmen had to hit in every ball and thus loose wickets. More Over, Nurse gave away 28 runs in his three overs spell. And about shoaib, Its better to give away 16 runs in overs than scoring 30 runs in 33 balls in a T20 match.

  • dummy4fb on August 3, 2013, 1:48 GMT

    Man of the match should have given to either Nurse or Malik. As a bangladeshi I will take that for Shak master..:)..What about runs shak??..

  • dummy4fb on August 3, 2013, 0:06 GMT

    though i'm a Sakib fan but not sure for which reason he was elected as man of the match ..as Ashley Nurse took 4 wickets and sakib only 1 ..but yeah sakib was economical .. but still confused.. even sakib didn't got run..

  • dummy4fb on August 2, 2013, 19:11 GMT

    It was a tough call between Akmal, Malik and Nurse, but we bangladeshis are happy to see our Shakib being elected as Man of the Match... Please keep it up buddy.. :)

  • dummy4fb on August 2, 2013, 18:23 GMT

    When I saw this line up on paper I though wow! Powell and Charles to open what a potent opening pair with Ponting Samuels and Roher in the middle. I also thought Hamilton would have kept wicket as he is one for the future and can bat.... I support the Tridents so I was glad to see the way the team was sent.

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