Caribbean Premier League, St Lucia Zouks v Antigua Hawksbills at Gros Islet, Aug 6, 2013
Antigua Hawksbills won by 33 runs
6 August 2013 - night match (20-over match)

8.15pm Here come the umpires, one of whom is playfully bouncing the ball on his palm as he walks out.

Ormond V.Robertson: "I am an ardent cricket fan and follow cricket around then world. Thanks to ESPN.I cannot understand why bowlers insist on bowling short-pitched balls and be dealt with so drastically.The days of fast bowlers terrifying batsmen are gone.I pray that our West Indian bowlers learn that." Roach, Best, Rampaul, Holder and more - West Indies don't seem to be doing too badly in terms of quick bowlers Ormond.

Nathan: "It's hard to get excited over it here in Australia (and it's at a bad time), but hope Ponting finds some nick today." What's the time out there Nathan, around 10am? A far better time than in the biggest cricket market in the world, as it is about 5.30 or so in India, Pakistan Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Abir Utsha: "Playing Ponting & Kemp (specially Kemp like wtf!!!) and not Hodge is a real mystery."

Faisal: "Where ther is JAM,that team is mine! JAM=Johannes Albertus Morkel Hehehehe"

8.10pm St Lucia have two points after one win, while Antigua are yet to get on the board. Here's the latest points table.

ray hypo: "To all the doubters and pesimists CPL has hit the ground running and running hard. Great support from the fans and the calypso boys get the chance to showcase their true colours with a chance to make some money. I wish Sammy and his boys well but Pollard and the Tridents are my team." What about the rest of you? Do you already have a team, or are you not interested much in the CPL?

Which player are you most looking forward to seeing today? No doubting who Azam Khalid wants to see. "Comeon Misbah Bhai comeon...You can do it."

selim: "we are fan of tamim iqbal here we go."

Toss St Lucia Zouks win and choose to bowl. Darren Sammy says that there might be some moisture in the track early on and they want exploit that. Marlon Samuels, captain of the Hawksbills, says he has no problems with being asked to bat first.

Sammy says St Lucia has the best groundsman in the Caribbean and expects a pitch with runs in it.

7.55pm Hello all, the CPL caravan has moved to St Lucia, where there has been a bit of rain, leading to a slight delay in start of play. The rain has cleared now and the captains are out in the middle for the toss.


Sammy to Charles, no run, nearly a run-out on the first ball of the game, started with a shortish ball that is worked to the leg side, Sammy races across to field and fires in the throw to the non-striker's end


Sammy to Charles, no run, outside off and a swish and a miss


Sammy to Charles, 1 run, pitched up and just outside off, 124kph, eased down to third man for a single


Sammy to Powell, FOUR, shot! full and wide, Powell gets forward and lashes that past point for four, that's the first ball he faced

Abir Utsha: "If you ask me, Darren Sammy all the way! No matter where he plays, whom he plays, how he plays; you cannot just hate this guy, can you?"


Sammy to Powell, FOUR, and another boundary for Powell, this was pitched up and on offstump, Powell doesn't try to muscle this one, punches it back between the bowler and mid-off


Sammy to Powell, no run, keeps it close to off, Powell defends from the crease towards point

End of over 1 (9 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 9/0

    • KOA Powell 8 (3b 2x4)
    • J Charles 1 (3b)
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-9-0

Mark: "Guyana Amazon Warriors is my team, When you have Sunil Narine, Sarwan, Permaul, Barnwell, just to name a few the championship is ours for the taking."

Here's Albie Morkel


Morkel to Charles, no run, a mild lbw appeal as he pitches it short of a length and angles it into towards the pads, that was sliding down


Morkel to Charles, 1 run, defended towards midwicket for a quick single

Gajen: "1.20am in Dundee, Scotland!"


Morkel to Powell, FOUR, Powell looking in good touch here, a touch short from Morkel and on the pads, whipped through midwicket for four more, his third boundary


Morkel to Powell, FOUR, drops it short again, this time it is outside off, Powell flat bats it over mid-on for four more, a powerful hit from Powell


Morkel to Powell, no run, defended to the off side


Morkel to Powell, 1 run, just outside off, this was pitched up, defended towards point

End of over 2 (10 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 19/0

    • KOA Powell 17 (7b 4x4)
    • J Charles 2 (5b)
    • JA Morkel 1-0-10-0
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-9-0

Sammy to Powell, 1 run, defended towards point for a single


Sammy to Charles, 1 wide, that has gone down the leg side, well taken by the keeper

Ashiq Alam: "Why wouldn't you bowl Best and Morkel together instead of wasting the first over?"


Sammy to Charles, 1 wide, again he slides it down the leg side, again the keeper has to move across quickly to collect


Sammy to Charles, no run, punches this one towards mid-off, no run


Sammy to Charles, no run, backs away from the stumps, skips down the track and looks to power the ball down the ground with a flat bat, can't time it


Sammy to Charles, 1 run, pitched up and on legstump, stays in the crease and tucks this in front of square leg for a single


Sammy to Powell, no run, short of a length ball angling away across the batsman, wanted to send that over square leg though that ball was outside off, misses the pull


Sammy to Powell, no run, on the pads, that is defended to the leg side by Powell, good comeback by Sammy after those two wides

Daniyal: "Keiran Powell playing really well. Wish to see him play in West Indies colors soon. A really great young talent that the west indies board should not waste."

Nathan Smith: "I'm a Kiwi and my team is the Guyana Amazon Warriors (surprise surprise they have two Kiwi's in Martin Guptill and James Franklin). I like Sarwan as captain though, I think he's been quite clever with his bowling changes."

End of over 3 (4 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 23/0

    • KOA Powell 18 (10b 4x4)
    • J Charles 3 (8b)
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-13-0
    • JA Morkel 1-0-10-0

Morkel to Charles, no run, no footwork at all from Charles as he tries to swish that back of a length ball outside off through the covers, he's now 3 off 9


Morkel to Charles, 1 run, again moves well away from the stumps as he tries to muscle the ball down the ground, badly timed and the ball rolls towards mid-off


Morkel to Powell, FOUR, angled in towards the body from round the wicket, that isn't enough to cramp up Powell who back away from the leg stump and pulls that away to the midwicket boundary

Daniyal: "What has happened to Albie Morkel. At one time he was the best finisher for the SA side and could bowl with quite some pace. Really struggling for form." And this isn't good news for Albie Morkel fans.


Morkel to Powell, FOUR, Powell in superb touch here, another boundary for him, skipping down the track and launches this one over mid-off for four more


Morkel to Powell, no run, slaps this one towards extra cover, can't get it through though


Morkel to Powell, no run, on the pads once more, not the best line from Morkel, but he gets away with it this time as Powell defends down the track

End of over 4 (9 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 32/0

    • KOA Powell 26 (14b 6x4)
    • J Charles 4 (10b)
    • JA Morkel 2-0-19-0
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-13-0

rashed: "where is the moisture that sammy saw during the toss,?" This is quite a good batting track, and Sammy probably decided it is better to chase.


Mathurin to Charles, 1 run, Mathurin begins with a delivery that is defended to the leg side, he already has a towel in hand, to scrub the ball off the moisture, hoping to get a better grip on the ball


Mathurin to Powell, 1 run, back of a length ball on the stumps, Powell moves away from leg and defends towards cover


Mathurin to Charles, 1 run, another slog from Charles, this was pitched up and Charles clubs it to long-on

Ashiq Alam: "Kieran Powell and Chris Gayle would be one heck of a combo"


Mathurin to Powell, OUT, Mathurin strikes, not the best of deliveries but it all goes in T20s, a touch short and flat, Powell skipped down the track and flicked that uppishly, picks out Smith at deep square leg, and his bright innings is over, Mathurin celebrates exuberantly

KOA Powell c Smith b Mathurin 27 (16b 6x4 0x6) SR: 168.75

Here's a batsman I want to see, Ricky Ponting.


Mathurin to Charles, 1 wide, a wide down the leg side


Mathurin to Charles, 1 run, pitched up and that is whipped towards deep midwicket

Vernon: "@Ashiq, one would assume Darren Sammy figures he knows how to bowl to his regional and international teammate, Johnson Charles. That may explain why he bowled at him first up."

One slip in place


Mathurin to Ponting, 1 run, quicker one outside off, Ponting taps it towards point where a misfield allows a single

Mohammed Musa: ""I'm from Pakistan and a Pakistan fan, so who should I go for, Tridents have Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal, Amazon have Mohammed Hafeez, Zouks have Misbah, and Guyana have Ahmed Shezad. I am really split right now!!!""

End of over 5 (6 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 38/1

    • RT Ponting 1 (1b)
    • J Charles 7 (13b)
    • GE Mathurin 1-0-6-1
    • JA Morkel 2-0-19-0

A big crowd is in for the game now, plenty of noise from the steel bands as we..


Shillingford to Ponting, no run, pitched up and on off stump, blocked off the front foot

Abir Utsha: "Can we swap Punter and Watson? please, please, pretty please???" Do you think Michael Clarke is saying that as well?


Shillingford to Ponting, no run, flighted ball that spins away from Ponting, who wasn't expecting this variation from Shillingford, left alone to the keeper


Shillingford to Ponting, 2 runs, gets on the back foot, slapped towards cover for two more


Shillingford to Ponting, no run, and again, Ponting rocks back and pats the ball towards cover

Rahul Ranjan: "just mention of gayle and powell is out.."


Shillingford to Ponting, no run, length ball on middle stump, defended to the leg side


Shillingford to Ponting, no run, spinning in towards off stump, good accurate over from Shillingford to start

End of over 6 (2 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 40/1

    • RT Ponting 3 (7b)
    • J Charles 7 (13b)
    • S Shillingford 1-0-2-0
    • GE Mathurin 1-0-6-1

Mathurin to Charles, no run, drops it short of a length, Charles could have hammered that one but he can only tap it back to the bowler


Mathurin to Charles, 1 wide, slides this down the leg side


Mathurin to Charles, FOUR, too short from Mathurin, he got away with it earlier in the over, not this time, Charles steers this behind backward point for four, his first boundary


Mathurin to Charles, 1 run, fires this in towards the pads, 100kph, defended to the leg side for a single


Mathurin to Ponting, FOUR, lovely shot from Ponting, rocks back and carves the ball through cover, again Mathurin drops it short, easy put away for Ponting

Chooha: "@Mohammed Musa -Go with the team that has most pakistanis and is most likely to win the CPL-Tridents!!"


Mathurin to Ponting, no run, looks to sweep this length delivery, that was going down


Mathurin to Ponting, no run, length ball, better length from Mathurin, blocked off the front foot to the leg side

End of over 7 (10 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 50/1

    • RT Ponting 7 (10b 1x4)
    • J Charles 12 (16b 1x4)
    • GE Mathurin 2-0-16-1
    • S Shillingford 1-0-2-0

Tim: "@Abir, I was sure you were going to follow that up with "said no-one ever""


Sebastien to Charles, 1 run, drops it short and that is pushed towards long-off for a single


Sebastien to Ponting, no run, the stocky Sebastien flights this one, pushed back towards the bowler


Sebastien to Ponting, 1 run, drops it shorter, driven to long-on for one more


Sebastien to Charles, FOUR, an ugly hoick, another short one from the spinner, Charles slugs that away over midwicket, too quick and too high for Sammy there to stop it

Ashiq Alam: "Just keeping my eyes open to watch Tamim play. Please run through the Hawks innings quickly"


Sebastien to Charles, FOUR, it has been a real struggle fro Charles in the Powerplay, he's finding his touch touch, doesn't try to slog this one, a lofted drive over the bowler's head for four more


Sebastien to Charles, 2 runs, and two more to round off a profitable over, this time he hits it towards deep extra cover

west Indian : "when you think of Johnson Charles, you think of him as a big hitter, but he only has a strike rate of 113..That's because he lacks the ability to rotate the strike between boundaries"

End of over 8 (12 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 62/1

    • J Charles 23 (20b 3x4)
    • RT Ponting 8 (12b 1x4)
    • LAS Sebastien 1-0-12-0
    • GE Mathurin 2-0-16-1

Here's Tino Best. Will he prove too quick for the 38-year-old Ponting?


Best to Ponting, 1 wide, short and down the leg side, 144.3kph wide


Best to Ponting, 1 run, better line, on off stump, on a length, punched towards long-on, 145kph


Best to Charles, 1 leg bye, full and down the leg side, might have been a wide if he let that go, off the boot towards fine leg, a massive appeal for lbw, ridiculous appeal that, hit the batsman well outside leg

Zaheer Ahmad Mansoor: "I am with team Misbah always :)" Not a line you hear that often from Pakistan fans.


Best to Ponting, no run, back of a length ball on off stump, blocked back down the track, 144kph from Best, who fields and then pretends to throw the ball at the stumps a couple of times, has a few words with Ponting as well, who responds


Best to Ponting, 1 run, eased towards cover for one more, and there's more words exchanged between Best and Ponting, who has never backed down from a confrontation


Best to Charles, 1 run, this is 147kph, a length ball that is eased towards cover


Best to Ponting, FOUR, another quick one from Tino, drops it short as a fast bowler does when he's riled up by a batsman, Ponting goes for the trademark pull but that results in a top edge that flies over the keeper's head for four, Ponting has plenty to say to Best after that delivery

Zillur: "I m following CPL all the way from Germany, Because of Shakib & Tamim,Shakib doing really well, Tamim bit unlucky i guess & atmosphere of CPL is just amazing!"

Ashiq Alam: "Best, a breeze of pleasant air; finally some genuine West Indian pace"

End of over 9 (9 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 71/1

    • RT Ponting 14 (16b 2x4)
    • J Charles 24 (22b 3x4)
    • TL Best 1-0-8-0
    • LAS Sebastien 1-0-12-0

Shillingford to Charles, 2 runs, gets the front leg out of the way and slaps that towards deep point, should have been a single but there's an overthrow


Shillingford to Charles, 1 run, the reverse-sweep, not much power behind that shot, just looking to paddle it, it was a full ball around leg stump, nearly ends up spooning it to short third man, lands short


Shillingford to Ponting, 1 run, shuffles across and whips it towards square leg

Rohit Mehta: "Pretty sure El Tino is the fastest bowler in the world right now.." Think he was the quickest in the Champions Trophy, along with Wahab Riaz.


Shillingford to Charles, FOUR, a rubbish delivery that, a half-tracker and that could have been put away anywhere the batsman wanted, he chooses extra cover, and bye-bye to that one


Shillingford to Charles, no run, better length, pitched up and that is worked towards midwicket, the third umpire is called for as there's a direct hit and Ponting was straining to get in, think he made it by a couple of inches


Shillingford to Charles, FOUR, backs away from the stumps, Shillingford follows him, still not close enough to the body to stop Charles from guiding that behind backward point for four more

Daniyal: "This fight between ponting and best reminded me of the battle between Samuels and Warne in the BBL. Looks like its difficult for both west indians and aussies to get along."

Drinks break.

Ismail : "Someone remind Ponting he isn't playing Ashes :p"

End of over 10 (12 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 83/1

    • J Charles 35 (27b 5x4)
    • RT Ponting 15 (17b 2x4)
    • S Shillingford 2-0-14-0
    • TL Best 1-0-8-0

Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, length ball as Morkel begins a new over, punched towards mid-off


Morkel to Charles, no run, short of length and well outside off, guided towards short third man, well stopped there


Morkel to Charles, 1 run, keeper has been standing up to Morkel, this was off the pads to point and they scramble through for one

Vernon: "Seeing Tino Best give Ricky Ponting (he of the 13K+ test runs) a set of ol' talk is vaguely reminiscent of Denesh Ramdin trying to embarrass the Master Blaster on international TV..."


Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, angles in from outside off, tucked towards square leg


Morkel to Charles, OUT, Morkel strikes with a straight delivery, pitched up and heading towards middle stumps, Charles looks to drive and misses, the ball crashes into middle, Charles rarely looked at his best today

J Charles b Morkel 36 (30b 5x4 0x6) SR: 120.00


Morkel to Samuels, 1 run, drama here in St Lucia, did the bowler deliberately get in the way of the batsman? it was a length ball outside off, Samuels looks to push it to the off side, an inside edge sends the ball towards the leg side, Morkel gets across looking to field that, collides with Ponting, who was going for the single, Morkel has his hand on Ponting's shoulder, which gives impression that Morkel hindered the batsman, Ponting had to recover after that and had little chance of beating the throw from the fielder, will he be given out? third umpire takes a while and decides to rule Ponting not out, deciding that Morkel did impede the batsman

End of over 11 (4 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 87/2

    • MN Samuels 1 (1b)
    • RT Ponting 17 (19b 2x4)
    • JA Morkel 3-0-23-1
    • S Shillingford 2-0-14-0

Mathurin to Samuels, no run, length ball angling in towards middle and leg, defended to the left of the bowler


Mathurin to Samuels, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards mid-on, bottom hand comes off as he plays that


Mathurin to Ponting, 1 run, a low full toss and that is thumped towards sweeper cover

tahsin: "For the first time I am following a tournament , where my is the same as the local time. I want to see Tamim to show some magic performance. St.Lucia Zouks and Barbados Tridents. Best wishes to my country men from US. Thanks guys"


Mathurin to Samuels, 1 run, fired down the leg side, helped along to fine leg


Mathurin to Ponting, no run, after all that drama, has Ponting falling soon after? he took a step out of the crease and looked to slug that to the leg side, it was a quick flat one from Mathurin, beats Ponting, Fletcher takes off the bails but Ponting's backfoot gets back just in time, Ponting knew immediately he wasn't out, signalling to the dressing room for gloves even as the umpire signalled for the replay


Mathurin to Ponting, 1 run, slapped towards point for a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 91/2

    • RT Ponting 19 (22b 2x4)
    • MN Samuels 3 (4b)
    • GE Mathurin 3-0-20-1
    • JA Morkel 3-0-23-1

Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, full ball just outside off, a single to long-off


Morkel to Samuels, 1 run, slapped in front of point for one more

Tim: "Simon Doull's birthday. He says he's the same age as his highest test score. He either doesn't know his highest score or doesn't know how old he is." See for yourself. Is he increasing his age or reducing his Test highest?


Morkel to Ponting, OUT, Ponting doesn't survive this time, bends his knee a bit as he looks to swipe this over deep midwicket, it was the typical slower one from Albie Morkel, Ponting connects well enough to send the ball straight to the man at deep midwicket, not the most fluent of innings from the great batsman

RT Ponting c Smith b Morkel 20 (24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

BJ: "I just thought I'd flick this on today while I'm at here on the couch, its almost impossible to watch cricket without some form of controversy these days huh."


Morkel to Samuels, no run, length ball on middle and leg, defended down the track


Morkel to Samuels, 1 wide, slips down the leg side


Morkel to Samuels, no run, back of a length, just outside off, defended to the off side

Here's a regular Cricinfo contributor. Zeeshan Mahmud: "Hoping for a -- to put in Cricinfo's word- a last moment "heist" with Tamim dressing up in clown costume."

Tim: "I'm going for Antigua, mainly cos I would never want to upset Curtley Ambrose."


Morkel to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length ball on the leg stump, eased towards mid-on for a single

End of over 13 (4 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 95/3

    • MN Samuels 5 (8b)
    • DC Thomas 0 (0b)
    • JA Morkel 4-0-27-2
    • GE Mathurin 3-0-20-1

Best to Samuels, 3 wides, way down the leg side, down to fine leg

aziz nasir: "Meanwhile Sir Imran Farhat is back , Into Pakistan's Test Squad, I Always wonder why are Devon's of West Indies are such failures"


Best to Samuels, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side

Tino Best struggling with his lines today


Best to Samuels, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, slashed down to third man


Best to Thomas, 1 run, short of length ball on off stump, 142.8kph, hit towards sweeper cover for a single


Best to Samuels, 1 run, great change-up there from Tino Best, a loopy 113kph full toss that dips as it reaches the batsman, squeezed out to the right of the bowler


Best to Thomas, 2 runs, drops it short, looks to pull that away but the timing is awful, the ball goes towards midwicket


Best to Thomas, no run, full ball on the stumps, 145kph, Thomas pretends to back away before the bowler delivers and then stands his ground, thumps the ball towards mid-off


Best to Thomas, FOUR, short ball angling into the body, batsman does superbly to get on top of that as he pulls it away to the midwicket boundary, not an easy shot to play against this sort of pace, the stocky Sebsatien has a horrible time fielding that, he had no real chance of getting across in time to cut that off, and he didn't put the brakes on early enough and tumbles into the advertising hoardings

End of over 14 (13 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 108/3

    • DC Thomas 7 (4b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 7 (10b)
    • TL Best 2-0-21-0
    • JA Morkel 4-0-27-2

Sammy to Samuels, 2 runs


Sammy to Samuels, 2 runs, whipped to midwicket for two more

Abir Utsha: "what if Tino is a fan of Kim Kardishan and name his son 'better'?"


Sammy to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length and well outside off, slapped towards point


Sammy to Thomas, OUT, Marlon Samuels falls to an unlucky dismissal, a full-blooded drive from Thomas, Sammy does well to get a hand on it, deflected onto the stumps, Samuels was backing up, just out of his crease, he's on his way, and the Hawksbills losing steam here

MN Samuels run out 12 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 92.30


Sammy to Thomas, 2 runs, short of length ball is eased towards deep backward point, Kemp was slow to turn for the second, but manages to lumber through for the second


Sammy to Thomas, 1 run, length ball, a mistimed hit towards long-on for a single

End of over 15 (8 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 116/4

    • DC Thomas 10 (7b 1x4)
    • JM Kemp 0 (0b)
    • DJG Sammy 3-0-21-0
    • TL Best 2-0-21-0

Mathurin to Thomas, no run, length ball is punched back towards the bowler


Mathurin to Thomas, no run, length ball outside off, flat and quick from Mathurin, slaps it towards backward point


Mathurin to Thomas, SIX, moves across the stumps even before the bowler released, a touch of flight and a brutal hit from Thomas sends that over the bowler's head for six, powerfully struck


Mathurin to Thomas, FOUR, a touch short and just outside off, looking to launch that through the off side, a thick edge sends the ball between keeper and short third man for four


Mathurin to Thomas, 1 run, bowled from wide of the crease, Thomas skips down and thumps this towards long-on


Mathurin to Kemp, no run, quick and flat, as Mathurin generally bowls, defended down the track

End of over 16 (11 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 127/4

    • JM Kemp 0 (1b)
    • DC Thomas 21 (12b 2x4 1x6)
    • GE Mathurin 4-0-31-1
    • DJG Sammy 3-0-21-0

Best to Thomas, 1 run, starts the over with a 143.3kph yorker, dug out towards point for a single, good start from El Tino


Best to Kemp, FOUR, short and on leg stump, Kemp doesn't look to power that, just guides it down to fine leg, and a shoddy bit of fielding from Shane Shillingford there, allows that ball past his legs for four


Best to Kemp, 2 runs, 146kph, length ball heading for middle, flicked to midwicket for two


Best to Kemp, 1 run, slower one from Tino, 116.9kph, outside off and on a length, defended towards point


Best to Thomas, FOUR, pitched up and angling in, Thomas makes use of the angle of the delivery as he slugs it towards cow corner for four more


Best to Thomas, no run, Tino thinks that a caught-behind chance, but more likely came off the pad, Fletcher puts it down, it was a back of length ball slanting down leg that the ball wanted to work away towards square leg

End of over 17 (12 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 139/4

    • DC Thomas 26 (15b 3x4 1x6)
    • JM Kemp 7 (4b 1x4)
    • TL Best 3-0-33-0
    • GE Mathurin 4-0-31-1

Shillingford to Kemp, 1 run, length ball spinning in a touch, eased towards sweeper cover


Shillingford to Thomas, 2 leg byes, skips down the track and Shillingford fires it into the leg, on the pads and down towards fine leg


Shillingford to Thomas, SIX, great hit from Thomas, who is looking in terrific touch, this was pitched up, he gets on one knee and launches that one over wide long-on for a big six


Shillingford to Thomas, OUT, goes for another big hit, gets a thick outside edge as the ball spins away from him, great use of the variation there, the ball loops high towards short third man, Devon Smith pouches his third catch of the match

DC Thomas c Smith b Shillingford 32 (18b 3x4 2x6) SR: 177.77


Shillingford to Kemp, no run, skips down and punches that back towards the bowler


Shillingford to Kemp, no run, too short from Shillingford but he gets away with it, slapped towards extra cover

End of over 18 (9 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 148/5

    • JM Kemp 8 (7b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 0 (0b)
    • S Shillingford 3-0-21-1
    • TL Best 3-0-33-0

Sammy to Roach, 1 run, length ball outside off, edged towards third man


Sammy to Kemp, 1 run, length ball is flat-batted down to long-on, just 104kph that


Sammy to Roach, FOUR, laced through the covers for four, good hit from Roach that, plenty of power


Sammy to Roach, OUT, Devon Smith takes his fourth catch of the innings, the ball is following him around here, it was a slower offcutter, back of a length, looking to swipe that to leg, a top edge towards long-on

KAJ Roach c Smith b Sammy 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66


Sammy to Kemp, 1 run, full and outside off, squeezed out point


Sammy to Cornwall, 1 run, short of length and well outside off, just 100kph that time, slapped towards long-on by the overweight Cornwall

End of over 19 (8 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 156/6

    • RRS Cornwall 1 (1b)
    • JM Kemp 10 (9b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 4-0-29-1
    • S Shillingford 3-0-21-1

Best to Cornwall, 2 runs, Tino begins the final over of the innings, full and around leg stump, Cornwall skips away from the stumps and launches it towards sweeper cover, nicely done by Cornwall


Best to Cornwall, 2 runs, slower one from Best, only 98kph - that's almost a 50kph drop from his usual speed - sliced towards long-off for two


Best to Cornwall, 2 runs, back towards his usual pace, this was 141kph, and much too quick for Cornwall, he was halfway through a pull when the ball arrived, skewed down towards deep backward point


Best to Cornwall, 1 run, full and quick, Cornwall can only lash that to long-off for a single


Best to Kemp, 2 runs, full and very wide, off the toe end of the bat towards deep point


Best to Kemp, 1 run, full and outside off, squeezed out in front of point for a single, 10 off the over though there were no boundaries in the final over, El Tino has been pretty expensive today

Hawksbills end with 166, looks like a decent score but St Lucia Zouks won't be too worried with the target either. This is a good batting track, and the outfield is damp, which will make it tough for the spinners to grip the ball.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Antigua Hawksbills 166/6

    • JM Kemp 13 (11b 1x4)
    • RRS Cornwall 8 (5b)
    • TL Best 4-0-43-0
    • DJG Sammy 4-0-29-1





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Hours of play (local time) 20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

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