St Lucia v Barbados, CPL 2013, St Lucia August 8, 2013

St Lucia implode to suffer big loss

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Barbados Tridents 175 for 6 (Smith 48, Pollard 34*, Morkel 2-26) beat St Lucia Zouks 92 (Emrit 3-19, Nurse 3-12) by 83 runs
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St Lucia Zouks imploded in a chase of 176 to suffer an 83-run defeat against Barbados Tridents in St Lucia on Thursday.

Chasing their second win in four games, St Lucia had a shaky start, losing opener Tamim Iqbal for 1 in the second over. Devon Smith and Andre Fletcher shared a 26-run partnership but their dismissals in the seventh over, to Barbados bowler Shannon Gabriel, left St Lucia struggling at 30 for 3. Herschelle Gibbs and Misbah-ul-Haq added 43 runs off 33 balls and looked set to pitch a rescue act for St Lucia before Rayad Emrit made a breakthrough in the 13th over. Looking to a turn a ball from Emrit to the on side, Gibbs walked across his stumps, only to miss the ball completely. That dismissal triggered a collapse, as St Lucia lost a wicket in every over thereafter to fold for 92. Pollard picked up two wickets, while Emrit finished with 3 for 19, accounting for Gibbs, Darren Sammy and Tino Best. Ashley Nurse, who had earlier dismissed Tamim, took the wickets of Shane Shillingford and Garey Mathurin in what was the last over to complete a comprehensive win.

The Barbados innings of 175 was built around two partnerships, after Kieron Pollard chose to bat. Dwayne Smith and Shoaib Malik added 63 runs for the second wicket after Barbados lost opener Jonathan Carter for 4. Their partnership, which lasted a little over eight overs, took Barbados to a comfortable 83 for 1 in the 12th over, before Albie Morkel bowled Smith for 48. Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik were dismissed in successive overs, with Best, who was suffering a slight niggle, coming on late in the innings to account for Malik. Kris Mayers and Pollard, however, blitzed a 57-run partnership in 22 balls to take the total past 150. Pollard dominated the stand, smashing 34 off 21, including one four and three sixes. Nurse hit a six off the last ball to take Barbados to 175 for 6.

Having lost their second successive match in a row, St Lucia are now languishing at fifth place on the points table and may have to play without Best in their next game against Jamaica. After the match, Sammy said pacer Nelon Pascal would replace Best if the latter wasn't fit for the next match. Barbados lead the table with four wins in four games.

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  • Dummy4 on August 10, 2013, 0:45 GMT

    Hope the WI selectors keeping a keen eye on these spinners and a few new batsmen for the next world cup. We need some NEW blood.

  • Dummy4 on August 9, 2013, 23:52 GMT

    Lack of discipline strikes again . . . not the Best.

  • Joshua on August 9, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    I wished the zouks management realized that the batting order needs fixing...cant have smith, misbah, and gibbs batting together one after the other...they're in a dire situation now which requires a bold move...perhaps letting fletcher, iqbal, sammy and albie make the top four is best...the best teams so far are those who attack from the start and dont get bogged down. Its way easier to set the pace from early than trying to catch up (just look at warriors & tridents)...last night they allowed to RRR to reach 10 before the 4th over and 13 at the 10th. Sammy was clearly disheartened by this. I seriously doubt the fans will show up for the next match.

  • Narine on August 9, 2013, 17:44 GMT

    Good captaincy by Pollard and good effort by all the Tridents bowlers. Pollard is adapting to the captaincy of Tridents unlike Dwayne Bravo who is still suffering and making more bad decisions than good ones. Pollard tends to joggle his bowlers well and maintains the pressure once his team gets the important wickets. You can see the extra effort when he bowls and he takes his time and builds his innings when he comes out to bat. Well done Pollard! As the T&T Red Steel takes on Amazon warriors at the oval this game will be my last supporting the red steel if they lose again. As a Trinidadian I will be supporting the Tridents and the Warriors if the RED Steel continue to fail under Bravo's captaincy.

  • Dummy4 on August 9, 2013, 16:01 GMT

    Zouks need to do some shuffling. If they can't drop Hershelle and Albie, let them open the batting with a license to hit

  • Dummy4 on August 9, 2013, 14:50 GMT

    true thing and we got some good fast bowlers in jason holder, kemar roach, shannon gabriel and delrorn johnson we have future

  • $$ milind on August 9, 2013, 7:43 GMT

    West Indies have some serious T20 spinners - Narine, Badree, Nurse .... nice if u r gonna play on subcontinent any day

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