Caribbean Premier League

Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Zouks

Barbados Tridents won by 17 runs

Dwayne Smith and J. Carter are set to face the music.

Albie Morkel to start the proceedings with the ball

Zouks in the hurdle, Umpires have made there way out.

And we go straight into the Toss - Barbados Tridents have won the toss and will bat first.

To kick start the Twenty20 tournament off here in Caribbean we have the Barbados Tridents hosting the St Lucia Zouk's, must be exciting to watch. Two star studded teams taking one-on-one in front of jam packed Kensington Oval Stadium. Caribbean music has lit up the flame here at Barbados adding charm to it. More songs blaring, the crowds are dancing in joy and have come in numbers to watch their stars perform.

Hi and Welcome to ESPN Cricinfo's coverage of the Inaugural Edition of Caribbean Premier League - 2013. It's a real Carnival out here at Kensington Oval, Barbados. This tournament has been taking the nation by storm.

0.1

Morkel to Smith, OUT, Ohooo gone!! what a start to the league, bowled a fullish delivery and bit of away movement too, Smith swings his bat at it and nicks it to the keeper

DR Smith c †Fletcher b Morkel 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, too full and too wide

0.2

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, no run, fullish delivery, onto the front-foot and drives it to the mid-off fielder

0.3

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, runs on the board, fuller on off and unleashes a glorious cover drive

0.4

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, driven again, fuller and placed in between cover and mid-off for a quick couple

0.5

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, length delivery on off stump and nudged to third man

0.6

Morkel to Carter, 1 run, off the mark straight away, edged to third man and retains the strike

End of over 1 (9 runs) Barbados Tridents 9/1
JL Carter    1* (1b)      JA Morkel    1-0-9-1
Shoaib Malik    7* (4b 1x4)     

1.1

Mathurin to Carter, no run, good start to the leftie, tossed up on off stump and defended of the front foot

1.2

Mathurin to Carter, no run, solid in defense again

1.3

Mathurin to Carter, no run, width offered on off stump but straight into the cover fielder

1.4

Mathurin to Carter, no run

1.5

Mathurin to Carter, 2 runs, touch quicker, goes on to the back-foot and edged to third man for a couple

1.6

Mathurin to Carter, no run, length delivery, defended

End of over 2 (2 runs) Barbados Tridents 11/1
JL Carter    3* (7b)      GE Mathurin    1-0-2-0
Shoaib Malik    7* (4b 1x4)      JA Morkel    1-0-9-1

2.1

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, length delivery and nudged down to third man

2.2

Morkel to Carter, no run, length delivery, away movement and a genuine edge, just fell short of the keeper

2.3

Morkel to Carter, FOUR, great shot, fuller and driven handsomely down the ground

2.4

Morkel to Carter, no run, around off stump and played to covers with ease

2.5

Morkel to Carter, 1 run, length delivery, waits and cuts to the third man for a single

John Wise: "Really wishing Kieran Pollard hits a 30 ball century and proves all his doubters wrong about his captaining capability!!"

2.6

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, touch shorter, tapped down and scampered for a quick single

End of over 3 (7 runs) Barbados Tridents 18/1
Shoaib Malik    9* (6b 1x4)      JA Morkel    2-0-16-1
JL Carter    8* (11b 1x4)      GE Mathurin    1-0-2-0

Mathurin to continue

3.1

Mathurin to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fuller and turned to mid-off for a quick single

3.2

Mathurin to Carter, 1 run, untidy stuff, edged to short third man and a shy at non-strikers end

3.3

Mathurin to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, down the track and chips it over infield

3.4

Mathurin to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, down the track again and lofted it over mid off area

3.5

Mathurin to Carter, 1 run, defended and steals a quick single, good running

3.6

Mathurin to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, delivery angling in and turned to on side for a single, Misbah with a wild throw at the strikers end and beats the keeper and the diving fielder

End of over 4 (8 runs) Barbados Tridents 26/1
Shoaib Malik    15* (10b 1x4)      GE Mathurin    2-0-10-0
JL Carter    10* (13b 1x4)      JA Morkel    2-0-16-1

4.1

Sammy to Carter, 1 run, length delivery to start off with, defended and takes a quick single

4.2

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, no run, well bowled and well kept, Malik prodding at the away going delivery

4.3

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, on middle and leg, turned to on side and scampered for a couple

4.4

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fuller and hit it on the up, in between the umpire and the fellow batsman

4.5

Sammy to Carter, OUT, length delivery, goes for the pull and holes out at mud-wicket fence, Carter with a good catch

JL Carter c Smith b Sammy 11 (15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

4.6

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, length delivery on off stump and steered to third man area

End of over 5 (5 runs) Barbados Tridents 31/2
Shoaib Malik    19* (14b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-5-1
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (0b)      GE Mathurin    2-0-10-0

5.1

Mathurin to Shoaib Malik, no run, defended of the front foot

5.2

Mathurin to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, down the track and lofted over the bowlers head and into the fence

5.3

Mathurin to Shoaib Malik, no run, defended to covers

5.4

Mathurin to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, touch shorter and played to covers for a single

5.5

Mathurin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, speared it in and defended

5.6

Mathurin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended again, dot to end the over

End of over 6 (5 runs) Barbados Tridents 36/2
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (2b)      GE Mathurin    3-0-15-0
Shoaib Malik    24* (18b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-5-1

6.1

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, length delivery and whipped it off his hips

6.2

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short delivery and well played too

6.3

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, no room whats so ever, length delivery, tucked him up, defended and steals a single

6.4

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, nudged to third man for a single

6.5

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, short and pulled, it was there to be hit and Shakib Al Hasan transferred his weight on to the back-foot and played a glorious pull shot over short mid-wicket

6.6

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, he is gone! well taken by Fletcher,

Shakib Al Hasan c †Fletcher b Sammy 5 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 7 (11 runs) Barbados Tridents 47/3
     DJG Sammy    2-0-16-2
Shoaib Malik    30* (21b 3x4)      GE Mathurin    3-0-15-0

7.1

Shillingford to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fuller and played down the ground

two Pakistanis are out there

7.2

Shillingford to Umar Akmal, OUT, fuller on off stump and Akmal goes for the paddle sweep, Sammy anticipates and moves smartly, Akmal is livid with himself

Umar Akmal c Sammy b Shillingford 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Skipper walks in

7.3

Shillingford to Pollard, no run, solid in defence

7.4

Shillingford to Pollard, no run, turn!! bit of purchase of the bowler, defended to on side

7.5

Shillingford to Pollard, 1 run, fuller and played of his pads

7.6

Shillingford to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, straying on the pads and Malik turns it to on side and takes a quick couple

End of over 8 (4 runs) Barbados Tridents 51/4
Shoaib Malik    33* (23b 3x4)      S Shillingford    1-0-4-1
KA Pollard    1* (3b)      DJG Sammy    2-0-16-2

8.1

Best to Pollard, 1 wide, short delivery and went in vain, down the leg and well taken by Fletcher again

8.1

Best to Pollard, no run, length delivery and shoulders arms

8.2

Best to Pollard, no run, defended and beats the edge, ambitious appeal by the bowler

8.3

Best to Pollard, 1 leg bye, down the leg again and his his thigh pad

8.4

Best to Shoaib Malik, no run, pacy stuff and defended with ease

nishkam: "and now pollard gets a chance to silence his critics... its a make or break situation for him..."

8.5

Best to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Slapped!! short and wide and Malik pounced onto that one and trashed it over point

8.6

Best to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, straying on the pads and played to fine leg

End of over 9 (8 runs) Barbados Tridents 59/4
Shoaib Malik    39* (26b 4x4)      TL Best    1-0-7-0
KA Pollard    1* (6b)      S Shillingford    1-0-4-1

9.1

Shillingford to Pollard, 1 run, loopy delivery on off stump and turned to on side

9.2

Shillingford to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, pitched on off and turned the other way, Malik waits and play's to point

9.3

Shillingford to Pollard, no run, defended to on side

9.4

Shillingford to Pollard, 1 run, chipped to long on and safely done

9.5

Shillingford to Shoaib Malik, no run, turn and bounce, defended to covers

9.6

Shillingford to Shoaib Malik, no run, saw him coming and altered his length, defended of the front foot

End of over 10 (3 runs) Barbados Tridents 62/4
Shoaib Malik    40* (29b 4x4)      S Shillingford    2-0-7-1
KA Pollard    3* (9b)      TL Best    1-0-7-0

10.1

Pascal to Pollard, 1 run, slightly fuller on off and Pollard slams it to mid-off

10.2

Pascal to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full toss and easily played down the ground

10.3

Pascal to Pollard, no run, full and straight and defended to on side

10.4

Pascal to Pollard, 1 run, length delivery on the pads and played to short fine leg

10.5

Pascal to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, short and pulled it over short mid-wicket

10.6

Pascal to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, down the leg and a little deflection was all it needed to beat the keeper

End of over 11 (9 runs) Barbados Tridents 71/4
Shoaib Malik    47* (32b 5x4)      NT Pascal    1-0-9-0
KA Pollard    5* (12b)      S Shillingford    2-0-7-1

11.1

Best to Pollard, 1 wide, wide down the leg again, Best is not at his best today

11.1

Best to Pollard, 1 run, short delivery, got on top of the bounce and tapped to on side

11.2

Best to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short again, Malik is happy to tap it down and give Pollard the strike

11.3

Best to Pollard, no run, steams in and bowls a short one, Pollard ducks down and lets it go

11.4

Best to Pollard, 1 run, length delivery on off and played to point

11.5

Best to Shoaib Malik, 1 leg bye, pacy stuff - 149.6 kmph, straying onto on-side again

11.6

Best to Pollard, 1 run, defended and steals a quick single

End of over 12 (6 runs) Barbados Tridents 77/4
KA Pollard    8* (16b)      TL Best    2-0-12-0
Shoaib Malik    48* (34b 5x4)      NT Pascal    1-0-9-0

Sammy comes back to bowl

12.1

Sammy to Pollard, 1 run, length delivery and slogged to mid-wicket

12.2

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, short and smothered it mid-wicket fence

12.3

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, defended and scampered for a quick single

12.4

Sammy to Pollard, no run, short, induces the cut shot and beats the edge

12.5

Sammy to Pollard, 1 run, length delivery and nudged to short third man

12.6

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, length delivery again, shuffled across and played to off side

End of over 13 (8 runs) Barbados Tridents 85/4
Shoaib Malik    54* (37b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-24-2
KA Pollard    10* (19b)      TL Best    2-0-12-0

13.1

Shillingford to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, sharp turn on this occasion, backs away a bit and played to point

13.2

Shillingford to Pollard, 2 runs, untidy again, played straight to covers and the fielder lets the go

13.3

Shillingford to Pollard, 1 run, defended and scampered for a quick single

13.4

Shillingford to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, down the leg

13.4

Shillingford to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, length delivery and turned to on side

13.5

Shillingford to Pollard, no run, touch quicker and defended off the back-foot

13.6

Shillingford to Pollard, 1 run, played to square leg for a single and retains the strike

End of over 14 (7 runs) Barbados Tridents 92/4
KA Pollard    14* (23b)      S Shillingford    3-0-14-1
Shoaib Malik    56* (39b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-24-2

14.1

Pascal to Pollard, 1 run, full and straight, inside edge and rolled to cover area

14.2

Pascal to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, short and pulled to mid wicket

14.3

Pascal to Shoaib Malik, SIX, hammered, was waiting for it and tonks it over mid-wicket

14.4

Pascal to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, full and wide, Malik goes back and smothered to cover

14.5

Pascal to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, take that!! leans back and pulled to mid-wicket

14.6

Pascal to Shoaib Malik, 1 no ball, full and straight, its bowled but its a no-ball too, a big one

Free-Hit

14.6

Pascal to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fuller and swings his bat at it, gets the elevation and not the distance

End of over 15 (19 runs) Barbados Tridents 111/4
Shoaib Malik    73* (45b 8x4 1x6)      NT Pascal    2-0-28-0
KA Pollard    15* (24b)      S Shillingford    3-0-14-1

15.1

Shillingford to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, gives the charge and slogged this one to mid wicket, fell short of the fielder

15.2

Shillingford to Pollard, 1 run, angled in and turned to on side

15.3

Shillingford to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short again and mis-timed again, pulled to mid-wicket

15.4

Shillingford to Pollard, 5 wides, down the leg and its way too wide

15.4

Shillingford to Pollard, FOUR, Deft!! bowled at 100.6 kmph, Pollard waits and played it fine

15.5

Shillingford to Pollard, no run, defended to on side

15.6

Shillingford to Pollard, no run, quicker delivery and defended again

End of over 16 (12 runs) Barbados Tridents 123/4
KA Pollard    20* (28b 1x4)      S Shillingford    4-0-26-1
Shoaib Malik    75* (47b 8x4 1x6)      NT Pascal    2-0-28-0

16.1

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short and slagged to long-on, on the bounce to the fielder

16.2

Sammy to Pollard, FOUR, short delivery, goes for the massive pull and gets a thick outside egde

16.3

Sammy to Pollard, 1 run, full and wide, steered to point

16.4

Sammy to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tired shot by Malik, slower delivery and slammed to long off

16.5

Sammy to Pollard, FOUR, Raw power!! full and smashed it literally, umpire Brathwaite had to take evasive action to get out of that

16.6

Sammy to Pollard, 1 run, fuller and played to off side

End of over 17 (12 runs) Barbados Tridents 135/4
KA Pollard    30* (32b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-36-2
Shoaib Malik    78* (49b 8x4 1x6)      S Shillingford    4-0-26-1

17.1

Best to Pollard, 1 run, goes for the scoop and missed hit all-together and few words exchanged

17.2

Best to Shoaib Malik, no run, short delivery, ,moves across and gets beaten

17.3

Best to Shoaib Malik, OUT, gone!! length delivery and slogged to long on, Gibbs with safe pair of hand grabs a good low catch

Shoaib Malik c Gibbs b Best 78 (51b 8x4 1x6) SR: 152.94

17.4

Best to Pollard, 1 run, straying down the leg and worked to on side

Mayers the new man in

17.5

Best to Mayers, 1 run, length delivery, tapped to mid-off and scampered for a quick single

17.6

Best to Pollard, 1 run, on the pads and worked to on side, good cricket as he retains the strike for the next over

End of over 18 (4 runs) Barbados Tridents 139/5
KA Pollard    33* (35b 3x4)      TL Best    3-0-17-1
KR Mayers    1* (1b)      DJG Sammy    4-0-36-2

18.1

Morkel to Pollard, SIX, ohhhhooo where as it gone, slow and full, in his arc and hammered it over long on

18.2

Morkel to Pollard, 1 run, played upishly to mid-on, on the bounce to the fielder

18.3

Morkel to Mayers, 1 run, short delivery and belted it over bowlers head

18.4

Morkel to Pollard, SIX, Six more, flatter this time, length delivery and smashed to cover covers

18.5

Morkel to Pollard, FOUR, oouch full and hammered straight, into the long off fence

18.6

Morkel to Pollard, 1 run, length delivery and turned to onside

End of over 19 (19 runs) Barbados Tridents 158/5
KA Pollard    51* (40b 4x4 2x6)      JA Morkel    3-0-35-1
KR Mayers    2* (2b)      TL Best    3-0-17-1

19.1

Best to Pollard, no run, short and ducks down

19.2

Best to Pollard, no run, slower delivery and mis-timed to mid wicket, this is good tight depth bowling

19.3

Best to Pollard, no run, pace and bounce, short delivery and Pollard backs away and tried to dispatch to Caribbean sea but missed it by bug margin

Karti: "Pollard has answered his critics in a rampant manner."

19.4

Best to Pollard, 2 runs, goes for the slog and gets a thick inside edge

19.5

Best to Pollard, 2 runs, short again and pulled to mid wicket and scampered for a couple

19.6

Best to Pollard, 1 wide, wide down the leg, extra run and a extra ball

19.6

Best to Pollard, SIX, touch fuller and Pollard gets it right this time, swung his bat at that and goes over wide long on area, what a way to finish and what a knock by the skipper, well played

This was needed badly for Pollard to answer the critics and he does it with unbeaten 61. What a knock, mean-while Shoaib Malik played a real gem of an innings scoring 78 of 51 deliveries and took pressure off Pollard which helped to stay till the end. Skipper Sammy was the pick of the bowlers as he bagged 2 wickets conceding 36 runs in his 4 overs. Target for St Lucia Zouks will be 170 and will we be back for the chase.

End of over 20 (11 runs) Barbados Tridents 169/5
KA Pollard    61* (46b 4x4 3x6)      TL Best    4-0-28-1
KR Mayers    2* (2b)      JA Morkel    3-0-35-1
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Jul 30, 2013

Darren Sammy is ecstatic after a wicket, Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Zouks, Caribbean Premier League 2013, Bridgetown, July 30, 2013

Darren Sammy is ecstatic after a wicket

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Jul 30, 2013

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