Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel v Jamaica Tallawahs, CPL, Port-of-Spain August 7, 2013

Hyatt, Philander blitz downs T&T

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Jamaica Tallawahs 146 for 6 (Hyatt 42*) beat Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 141 for 5 (Barath 32, Russell 2-27) by 5 runs
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Danza Hyatt and Vernon Philander smashed 41 runs in 14 balls to post just enough for Jamaica Tallawahs as Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel failed to muster similar momentum to overhaul an achievable target at Port-of-Spain on Wednesday and lost their third match in a row.

Jamaica were benefited by a swift and solid start after being invited to bat with Chris Gayle and Ahmed Shehzad collecting 44 runs before the latter holed out in the sixth over. But stifled by lack of pace, Jamaica scored 13 in the next four overs. That pressure resulted in four quick wickets as Jamaica stumbled to 81 for 5 after 15 overs and then 107 for 6 in 18. Danza Hyatt, whose 42 off 26 balls was the source of most of Jamaica's runs during that time, was joined by Vernon Philander and they dismantled T&T captain Dwayne Bravo's bowling in the 19th over, collecting 26 runs courtesy three sixes and a four. The final over yielded 13 more to set up a target of 147 that looked unlikely after the slowdown during the middle overs.

A 62-run second wicket partnership between opener Adrian Barath and Ross Taylor kept T&T steady. However, Barath's wicket triggered a middle-order collapse as Taylor and Darren Bravo followed him to leave T&T at 82 for 4 in 14 overs. Dwayne Bravo and Nicolas Pooran kept the home team in the game, but neither was able to tackle a constantly swelling required rate which had reached nearly 13 by the last five overs. Bravo fell in the penultimate over and his team was left six runs short of victory.

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  • Ravi on August 10, 2013, 0:27 GMT

    Bravo cost us the last two matches with his death bowling That having been I like the franchise system although I find that Trinidad Red Steel while having decent bowling options are probably short a genuine opener/ quality batsman/ all rounder to make them more competitive I think a Shewrin Ganga/Yannik Cariah/Yanic Ottley would have been good options but only Cariah I think is in the squad....

  • Narine on August 9, 2013, 0:29 GMT

    The T&T Steel team management needs to tell Bravo when to get off, he cannot bowl himself during the last 4 overs. When the team should be chasing around 130 maximum they have to settle for 146 after that poor 26 run over by Bravo. Come on Bravo it is not about you, do it for the T&T Red Steel.

  • Dummy4 on August 8, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    Bravo, to Bravo! He did it again:(

  • Android on August 8, 2013, 17:34 GMT

    misplaced ego distracts db from being a good capt. he certainly thinks he is a better bowler than he actually is. he has to take instructions not give them. he should do the honourable thing and give it up like pointing in the ipl.

  • David on August 8, 2013, 17:19 GMT

    I agree with siltbreeze, Bravo had Badree and Benn with four overs between them, and he goes full tossing in the 19th and watching the balls go over the heads of his fielders standing on the rope. Red Steel don't appear to have any one strength in their team, their batsmen have not struck fear into the opposng bowlers and they can't seem to get it going. The Barath and Taylor partnership was the best they have had to date, but the strike rate was too low.

  • Dummy4 on August 8, 2013, 13:34 GMT

    who the hell selected the captain and team for the different region, there in lies the problem, wi selectors made BRAVO captain and he has no experience, he is a death bowler in his own mind, he should be removed as captan and replced by someone else. he probably has the worst bowling average in this tournament and cannot be a captain. i feel sorry for the rest of the team

  • Dummy4 on August 8, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    Bravo did it with WI when he did not bowl out Sammy. Now with Red Steel. But it is not only Bravo. Where is the coach in all this? I did not go last night but was planning to go Friday and Sunday. Now I don't know. I heard that some persons were giving away their tickets after last night's game. The major role of the captain is critical thinking and decision making. Not seeing that in Bravo right now. He may have killed the Red Steel. Lucky for Simmons, Ramdin, Narine, Pollard, Emrit and others that they are on other teams.

  • o on August 8, 2013, 12:13 GMT

    Dwayne Bravo going at 10 an over yet again and only bowled Badree 2 overs ? pathetic. @Legend Gayle got himself out like usual with a terrible shot nothing to do with good bowling it was a hit me ball. Pooran appears to be a real star in this side and should be given opportunity to bat higher. Delorn Johnson and Barath finally both get a game and both play well why they weren't in the first games is ridiculous 2 of the best young W.I talent.

  • Dummy4 on August 8, 2013, 12:02 GMT

    you have your two front line spinners still have four overs to bowl still he want bowling in the death end. they will not make the semi final if he continue to be a captain like this

  • Venkat on August 8, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    Bravo's stats proves that he is not a death bowler.One just does not know why he believes that he is a great death bowler. Accepting the limitations is a good quality for a captain. One should look at Sammy. Despite all the negative things that were uttered he showed that he is a captain who knew the strength and weakness of each player. One of the greatest captains MS does not come up as 1 drop and start smashing the bowlers out. There is a thin line differentiating belief and over-confidence. Bravo is unfortunately has parked himself on the wrong side. He is, currently, the curse for R&R and WI (with his bowling)

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