Barbados Tridents v T&T Red Steel, CPL, St Kitts August 7, 2014

Holder burst seals Tridents' win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Barbados Tridents 174 for 5 (Reifer 65*, Badree 2-20) beat Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 105 (Holder 4-27, Emrit 3-23) by 69 runs

A half-century from Raymon Reifer and a four-wicket burst from Jason Holder propelled Barbados Tridents to a 69-run victory and into the top half of the Caribbean Premier League in St. Kitts. Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel missed out on the opportunity to pass Jamaica Tallawahs and claim No. 1 spot in the competition.

Tridents got off to a shaky start after losing the toss. Three of their top four batsmen scored at less than a run a ball, but they maintained momentum because of William Perkins' 24 at a strike rate of 200. The innings took off after Shoaib Malik was dismissed for 35 off 38 balls in the 15th over.

Riefer and Kieron Pollard added 69 for the fifth wicket in 5.1 overs. Reifer's 65 came off 41 balls, while Pollard scored 34 off 15. Their partnership converted a middling total to 174 for 5. Samuel Badree was Red Steel's best bowler, taking 2 for 20 in his four overs.

Holder ruined Red Steel's chase by striking in each of his four overs. He dismissed Kevin O'Brien, Evin Lewis, Ross Taylor and Dwayne Bravo to reduce Red Steel to 44 for 4 in the seventh over. Holder finished with 4 for 27, after which Rayad Emrit took 3 for 23 to wrap up Tridents' victory. Red Steel were dismissed for 105 in 16.5 overs.

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  • Michael on August 9, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    @Victor Wilson...a whole heap of nonsense.This is a team sport first of all,and people could also say that IF o'Brien hadn't taken that catch or IF Badree hadn't taken that return,two examples of MANY IFS,either Smith or Perkins could have ended up being the stars of the game. See the folly in your statement yet ??

  • Dummy4 on August 8, 2014, 22:31 GMT

    Although Holder did well, I think it was the fielding that deserved more credit, three of Holders wickets resulted from brilliant catches. These catches could've easily been dropped and Holder may not have ended up being the star of the show.

  • Dummy4 on August 8, 2014, 18:51 GMT

    Clearly bravo is to blame for this match he continues to bowl the death overs...he puts pride over the game...and why was not o brien chosen to bowl...after his successful run in seems to me that they are choosing pride over the game...its club cricket you need to use all your arsenal and not be bias....and most of all a capt. needs to think....even pollard indicated bravo not much more people does bravo need to tel him he is doing something wrong before he listens...i wonder....cannot blame the top order because it them who carried them so far...and it was a great bat against gy the bravo brothers...but again...its the on field capt..i am worried about....

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