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.