Patriots v Red Steel, CPL 2015, Basseterre July 12, 2015

Perkins, Dwayne Bravo set up easy win for Red Steel

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Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 148 for 4 (Perkins 64*, Delport 38) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 146 (Thomas 44, Bravo 4-29) by six wickets
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William Perkins' unbeaten 64 and Dwayne Bravo's 4 for 29 powered Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel's six-wicket win over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Warner Park in Basseterre.

Patriots elected to bat and managed 28 runs for the opening stand before legspinner Samuel Badree dismissed Evin Lewis in the fifth over. Dwayne Bravo sent back Martin Guptill just four balls later leaving the home team on 28 for 2. Red Steel kept striking through Badree and Johan Botha, as Patriots were soon reduced to 86 for 6, losing captain Marlon Samuels and Shahid Afridi off the last two balls in the 14th over. However, the Devon Thomas launched a counterattack, smashing a 23-ball 44 with one four and four sixes before Dwayne Bravo cleaned up the tail to bundle Patriots out for 146.

Red Steel lost Jacques Kallis in the fifth over of the chase, but Cameron Delport and Perkins put on 70 runs for the second wicket before Afridi had Delport edge one to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, leaving the visitors on 100 for 2. Red Steel lost a further two wickets - those of Dwayne and Darren Bravo - but Perkins kept striking big at the other end by blazing five sixes and three fours to guide the the visitors to only their second win of the season. The victory came with seven deliveries to spare, and lifted Red Steel off the bottom of the table.