Caribbean Premier League, St Lucia Zouks v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel at Kingston, Aug 17, 2013
Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
17 August 2013 (20-over match)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the Caribbean Premier League. It is that day of the tournament where all the six teams would be involved. Have you got your throats clear, as today's games can determine the eventual semi-finalists

The first of the three games scheduled for the day will be between St.Lucia Zouks and Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel. This is Raghav here and our resident experts on CPL, Chandan Kumar Duorah and Thilak Gowda, will be back to the ball-by-ball for the next two games

Toss: Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel have won the toss and they have chosen to field.

Both the captains say that they are going to treat it as a final

0.1

Edwards to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, wide down the leg side. First run on the board

0.1

Edwards to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the leg stump. Tamim Iqbal pushes it to the leg side

0.2

Edwards to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Tamim makes room and looks to smash it over mid-off. Doesn't get the timing right and it trickles to the fielder

0.3

Edwards to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Tamim waits and plays it with soft hands to mid-off. Steals a quick single.

0.4

Edwards to Fletcher, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Fletcher opens the face of the bat and pushes it to point

0.5

Edwards to Fletcher, no run, no room this time around as he bowls a yorker on the middle stump. Fletcher defends it to the leg side

0.6

Edwards to Fletcher, 1 run, on the leg stump. Fletcher pushes it to square-leg and gets a single to retain the strike

End of over 1 (3 runs) St Lucia Zouks 3/0

    • ADS Fletcher 1 (3b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 1 (3b)
    • FH Edwards 1-0-3-0
1.1

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, no run

1.2

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, no run, struck on the pads outside the leg stump line as he is looking to force it away

1.3

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, SIX, fuller ball outside the off stump. Fletcher is on the walk as the ball was being bowled. He lofts it over wide long-off for a huge six. Superb shot!

1.4

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, 1 wide, wide delivery outside the off stump

1.4

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, 1 run, yorker on the off stump. Fletcher pushes it to the leg side with soft hands to get to the other end

1.5

DJ Bravo to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Tamim comes forward and pushes it to cover

1.6

DJ Bravo to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Similar to the previous ball. This time around, Tamim places it well as he gets three runs to retain the strike

The fielder there looked to be in some trouble as he was seen limping back in

End of over 2 (11 runs) St Lucia Zouks 14/0

    • Tamim Iqbal 4 (5b)
    • ADS Fletcher 8 (7b 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-11-0
    • FH Edwards 1-0-3-0
2.1

Edwards to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Tamim pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

2.2

Edwards to Fletcher, no run

2.3

Edwards to Fletcher, no run

2.4

Edwards to Fletcher, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Fletcher pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

2.5

Edwards to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short ball and Tamim had to sway out of the way

2.6

Edwards to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, short of a good length delivery on the leg and middle line. Tamim makes room and looks to cut it over the infield. He misread the pace and the length as he misses it by a distance and the ball hits the off stump.

Tamim Iqbal b Edwards 5 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

End of over 3 (2 runs) St Lucia Zouks 16/1

    • ADS Fletcher 9 (10b 1x6)
    • FH Edwards 2-0-5-1
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-11-0
3.1

Badree to Fletcher, no run

3.2

Badree to Fletcher, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Fletcher cuts it to point

3.3

Badree to Fletcher, 1 run, pushes it to cover and sets off for a quick single

3.4

Badree to Smith, OUT, fuller and a lot slower than his usual deliveries. Smith is into the stroke early and ends up spooning it to Mahela at cover

DS Smith c Jayawardene b Badree 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

3.5

Badree to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, drives it to cover and is off the mark with a single

3.6

Badree to Fletcher, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

End of over 4 (3 runs) St Lucia Zouks 19/2

    • ADS Fletcher 11 (14b 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 1 (1b)
    • S Badree 1-0-3-1
    • FH Edwards 2-0-5-1
4.1

Edwards to Fletcher, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Fletcher stands tall and looks to cut it. The bounce gets higher as it reaches him and he is beaten

4.2

Edwards to Fletcher, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. This time Fletcher is squared up and gets an outside edge to where first slip would've been. In his absence, he gets a boundary to third-man

4.3

Edwards to Fletcher, no run, pushes it to midwicket

4.4

Edwards to Fletcher, no run, short ball on the off stump. Fletcher gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it

4.5

Edwards to Fletcher, FOUR, that's one short ball too many as he was prepared and jabs at it. The ball sails over the midwicket fielder for a boundary

4.6

Edwards to Fletcher, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

4.6

Edwards to Fletcher, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side

4.6

Edwards to Fletcher, no run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

End of over 5 (10 runs) St Lucia Zouks 29/2

    • ADS Fletcher 19 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 1 (1b)
    • FH Edwards 3-0-15-1
    • S Badree 1-0-3-1
5.1

Badree to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short ball on the middle stump. Misbah stands way outside the leg stump and pushes it to mid-on for a single

5.2

Badree to Fletcher, no run

5.3

Badree to Fletcher, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

5.4

Badree to Fletcher, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Fletcher pushes it to mid-on for a single

5.5

Badree to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes forward and defends it to cover

5.6

Badree to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 wides

5.6

Badree to Fletcher, 1 run

Benn into the attack, replacing Edwards

End of over 6 (5 runs) St Lucia Zouks 34/2

    • ADS Fletcher 21 (24b 2x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 2 (3b)
    • S Badree 2-0-8-1
    • FH Edwards 3-0-15-1
6.1

Benn to Fletcher, no run, comes forward and pushes it to square-leg. There is some confusion as to take the single ot not. finally, sense prevails and they don't

6.2

Benn to Fletcher, 1 run, drives it to long-on for a single

6.3

Benn to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes forward and and defends it

6.4

Benn to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Misbah defends yet again

6.5

Benn to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

6.6

Benn to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, forces it to long-on for a single

End of over 7 (2 runs) St Lucia Zouks 36/2

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 3 (7b)
    • ADS Fletcher 22 (26b 2x4 1x6)
    • SJ Benn 1-0-2-0
    • S Badree 2-0-8-1
7.1

Badree to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, fuller ball on the off stump. Misbah is expecting it to bounce, but it keeps low and beats the defensive stroke. He is shocked by the lack of bounce

Misbah-ul-Haq b Badree 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

7.2

Badree to Gibbs, 1 run

7.3

Badree to Fletcher, no run, comes forward and defends it solidly

7.4

Badree to Fletcher, 1 run, on the leg stump. Fletcher pushes it to midwicket and gets a single for himself

7.5

Badree to Gibbs, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Gibbs defends it

7.6

Badree to Gibbs, 1 wide

7.6

Badree to Gibbs, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Gibbs cuts it to short third-man for a single

End of over 8 (4 runs) St Lucia Zouks 40/3

    • HH Gibbs 2 (3b)
    • ADS Fletcher 23 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • S Badree 3-0-12-2
    • SJ Benn 1-0-2-0
8.1

Benn to Gibbs, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Gibbs defends and gets an outside edge that falls short of first slip

8.2

Benn to Gibbs, no run

8.3

Benn to Gibbs, no run, beats him with both the turn and the bounce this time

8.4

Benn to Gibbs, 1 run, goes with the arm and Gibbs turns it to square-leg for a single

8.5

Benn to Fletcher, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a single

8.6

Benn to Gibbs, no run, cut to cover

End of over 9 (2 runs) St Lucia Zouks 42/3

    • HH Gibbs 3 (8b)
    • ADS Fletcher 24 (29b 2x4 1x6)
    • SJ Benn 2-0-4-0
    • S Badree 3-0-12-2
9.1

Cooper to Fletcher, no run

9.2

Cooper to Fletcher, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

9.3

Cooper to Fletcher, no run, comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

9.4

Cooper to Fletcher, no run

9.5

Cooper to Fletcher, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a single

9.6

Cooper to Gibbs, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to midwicket for a single

End of over 10 (2 runs) St Lucia Zouks 44/3

    • HH Gibbs 4 (9b)
    • ADS Fletcher 25 (34b 2x4 1x6)
    • KK Cooper 1-0-2-0
    • SJ Benn 2-0-4-0
10.1

Benn to Gibbs, 1 run

10.2

Benn to Fletcher, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to square-leg for a single

10.3

Benn to Gibbs, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

10.4

Benn to Fletcher, no run

10.5

Benn to Fletcher, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on for a single

10.6

Benn to Gibbs, no run

End of over 11 (4 runs) St Lucia Zouks 48/3

    • HH Gibbs 6 (12b)
    • ADS Fletcher 27 (37b 2x4 1x6)
    • SJ Benn 3-0-8-0
    • KK Cooper 1-0-2-0
11.1

Badree to Fletcher, 1 run

11.2

Badree to Gibbs, 1 run, short ball and width given. Gibbs cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

11.3

Badree to Fletcher, 1 run, pushes it past the bowler for a single

11.4

Badree to Gibbs, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Gibbs pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

11.5

Badree to Fletcher, 1 run

11.6

Badree to Gibbs, 1 run, turns it to square-leg for a single

End of over 12 (6 runs) St Lucia Zouks 54/3

    • HH Gibbs 9 (15b)
    • ADS Fletcher 30 (40b 2x4 1x6)
    • S Badree 4-0-18-2
    • SJ Benn 3-0-8-0
12.1

Cooper to Gibbs, 1 run, full-toss on the middle stump. Gibbs pushes it to midwicket for a single

12.2

Cooper to Fletcher, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Slower ball. Fletcher swings and misses

12.3

Cooper to Fletcher, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

12.4

Cooper to Gibbs, OUT, slower ball outside the off stump. The ball was swatted back at a safe speed to the bowler. An uncharacteristic Gibbs knock comes to an end

HH Gibbs c & b Cooper 10 (17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

12.5

Cooper to Sammy, no run

12.6

Cooper to Sammy, no run

End of over 13 (2 runs) St Lucia Zouks 56/4

    • DJG Sammy 0 (2b)
    • ADS Fletcher 31 (42b 2x4 1x6)
    • KK Cooper 2-0-4-1
    • S Badree 4-0-18-2
13.1

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, no run, slower ball outside the off stump. Fletcher looks to cut it and is beaten

13.2

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, 1 run, turns it to fine-leg for a single

13.3

DJ Bravo to Sammy, no run, struck on the pads outside the leg stump

13.4

DJ Bravo to Sammy, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Sammy looks to pull and is beaten

13.5

DJ Bravo to Sammy, no run

13.6

DJ Bravo to Sammy, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Sammy pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

End of over 14 (5 runs) St Lucia Zouks 61/4

    • DJG Sammy 4 (6b 1x4)
    • ADS Fletcher 32 (44b 2x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-16-0
    • KK Cooper 2-0-4-1
14.1

Benn to Fletcher, 1 run

14.2

Benn to Sammy, no run

14.3

Benn to Sammy, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

14.4

Benn to Sammy, 1 run, turns it to fine-leg for a single

14.5

Benn to Fletcher, 1 run

14.6

Benn to Sammy, no run, dropped! Sammy looks to cut and gets an outside edge that flies to first slip. It would be tough to expect a catch out of that from any fielder

End of over 15 (3 runs) St Lucia Zouks 64/4

    • DJG Sammy 5 (10b 1x4)
    • ADS Fletcher 34 (46b 2x4 1x6)
    • SJ Benn 4-0-11-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-16-0
15.1

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, 1 run

15.2

DJ Bravo to Sammy, 1 run

15.3

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, 1 run

15.4

DJ Bravo to Sammy, FOUR, comes forward and slogs it to deep midwicket. A misfield there ensures that he will have a boundary

15.5

DJ Bravo to Sammy, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

15.5

DJ Bravo to Sammy, no run, comes forward and looks to slog it away. He gets an inside edge onto his pads

15.6

DJ Bravo to Sammy, 1 run, pulls it to vacant midwicket for a single

End of over 16 (9 runs) St Lucia Zouks 73/4

    • DJG Sammy 11 (14b 2x4)
    • ADS Fletcher 36 (48b 2x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-25-0
    • SJ Benn 4-0-11-0
16.1

Cooper to Sammy, no run

16.2

Cooper to Sammy, 1 run

16.3

Cooper to Fletcher, 2 runs

16.4

Cooper to Fletcher, 1 run

16.5

Cooper to Sammy, FOUR, strikes it cleanly to deep midwicket for a boundary

16.6

Cooper to Sammy, no run, comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

End of over 17 (8 runs) St Lucia Zouks 81/4

    • DJG Sammy 16 (18b 3x4)
    • ADS Fletcher 39 (50b 2x4 1x6)
    • KK Cooper 3-0-12-1
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-25-0
17.1

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, no run, comes forward and looks to slog it. He is beaten by the bounce

17.2

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, 1 run, comes forward and pulls it to midwicket for a single

17.3

DJ Bravo to Sammy, 1 leg bye

17.4

DJ Bravo to Fletcher, 1 leg bye

17.5

DJ Bravo to Sammy, OUT, good length ball outside the off stump. Sammy looks to pull and gets a bottom edge onto the off stump. Bravo shows off some moves.

DJG Sammy b DJ Bravo 16 (20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

17.6

DJ Bravo to Morkel, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

17.6

DJ Bravo to Morkel, 1 wide, another wide outside the off stump

17.6

DJ Bravo to Morkel, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

End of over 18 (5 runs) St Lucia Zouks 86/5

    • JA Morkel 0 (1b)
    • ADS Fletcher 40 (53b 2x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 4-0-28-1
    • KK Cooper 3-0-12-1
18.1

Edwards to Fletcher, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on for a single

18.2

Edwards to Morkel, 1 run

18.3

Edwards to Fletcher, no run

18.4

Edwards to Fletcher, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Fletcher drives it to mid-on for a single

18.5

Edwards to Morkel, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Morkel is looking to pull and is beaten by the lack of bounce

18.6

Edwards to Morkel, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Morkel just puts the bat on ball as it flies away to the fine-leg boundary. Not a good over by Edwards when you compare it to his first spell

End of over 19 (7 runs) St Lucia Zouks 93/5

    • JA Morkel 5 (4b 1x4)
    • ADS Fletcher 42 (56b 2x4 1x6)
    • FH Edwards 4-0-22-1
    • DJ Bravo 4-0-28-1
19.1

Cooper to Fletcher, 1 run, pushes it to mid-off for a single

19.2

Cooper to Morkel, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Morkel swings and misses

19.3

Cooper to Morkel, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-on for a single

19.4

Cooper to Fletcher, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

19.5

Cooper to Morkel, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Morkel guides it to third-man for a single

19.6

Cooper to Fletcher, 2 runs, off the leading edge to sweeper cover for a couple

Contrast this with the talk that Sammy had at the toss. He said he would've batted had he won the toss. The pitch had no demons in it. It's just that the batsmen failed to apply themselves well against well laid out plans by the bowlers

End of over 20 (6 runs) St Lucia Zouks 99/5

    • ADS Fletcher 46 (59b 2x4 1x6)
    • JA Morkel 7 (7b 1x4)
    • KK Cooper 4-0-18-1
    • FH Edwards 4-0-22-1
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