T&T v Yorkshire, CLT20 qualifier, Centurion October 10, 2012

Emrit can't prevent T&T boarding the plane

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from Trinidad and Tobago v Yorkshire

Deciding over of the day
The wisecracks about Emirates airlines will start as soon as the pun masters realise that the 17th over - bowled by Rayad Emrit - was the one that lost T&T the match. Ten runs off the first two balls swung the advantage Yorkshire's way as Gary Balance showed that he can fill the hole left by David Miller in the middle order.

Signs of intent
Lendl Simmons spent the entire World T20 on the bench for West Indies and must have been itching to have time in the middle. He chose to take on his first ball, a fairly friendly one from Joe Root, but ended up edging it to third man. The shot was aerial for a while and a catcher may have had Trinidad and Tobago in trouble even sooner than they ended up in.

Misguided intent
Trouble came at the end of the over when William Perkins lashed out. He tried to hit Root over long-on, even though T&T had already scored seven runs already and was caught by Gary Balance.

Serious lack of intent
Despite being 8 for 2 and having faced five dot balls in the over, Adrian Barath saw no need for caution. He swung at Steven Patterson's only full delivery and met fresh air. The ball went on to peg back middle stump.

Too much intent
Denesh Ramdin knew T&T had to have a go at the end and skied Adil Rashid in the direction of long-on. The fielder thought he would be in contention for a catch and came in to take it but gave up when he realised the ball would fall short. Ramdin and Kevon Cooper took the single and as the throw was about to come in, Ramdin thought of a second. He turned and took a few steps before deciding against it but lost his footing as he tried to go back and make his ground. In the end, it was a wicket, just not the way Rashid would have imagined it.

Survival of the day
Adam Lyth started his innings with a four but did not look comfortable at all after that. He battled with the short ball from Ravi Rampaul and Samuel Badree's googly. In the confusion, he top-edged an attempted lofted drive and offered time and simplicity to Rayad Emrit, who should have taken the catch. He hovered around underneath it, looking a little lost, and then let the ball slip through. Lyth was eventually out when Emrit bowled him in his first over.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

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  • David on October 11, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    @Jaye Thompson It was Somerset not Sussex. Somerset also tried to sign Du Plessis but he pulled out as well. They had Morkel and Levi as overseas players in the end.

  • Star on October 11, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    @ Jaye Thompson, as the silent observer said, its the players' choice to decide which team to play for. The IPL team cannot sue a player for choosing to play for his home team in the CLT20. They want more money, so they play for their IPL teams..why blame the IPL for that???

  • Kalyanaraman on October 11, 2012, 4:00 GMT

    @Jaye Thompson, No, they would not have been sued by the IPL teams; the clause related to this dual loyalty stipulates that the player is free to choose the team, for which, he wants to play. The first priority is with the team from his own country, but if the IPL team wants him, then it has to oay a fee to the 'country team' that owns him!. So it could have been the player, the country franchise or IPL team causing this situation! Country teams may decide that the money they get is more valuable than the player himself, since they may think that even with the "star" player, they have no hopes of winning the title

  • Dummy4 on October 11, 2012, 1:03 GMT

    they didnt choose to play over their IPL franchises for money, they had little choice. Remember when Gayle was nearly sued by Sussex after he opted to play for West Indies after signing his Sussex some months in advance?? The same can happen to those players if they choose to play for Trinidad.

  • Star on October 10, 2012, 22:52 GMT

    @gtzshotta, you make it seem like the IPL teams 'stole' your Trinidad players. No, the players that you mentioned chose to play for their IPL teams over their own COUNTRY for money!

  • Robert on October 10, 2012, 21:48 GMT

    I'll see your Pollard, Bravo & Narine and give you Bresnan, Bairstow, Miller & Starc all missing from the Yorkshire team for various reasons. Yes you would have had a better chance with your top guys in. So would we.

  • Randy on October 10, 2012, 20:16 GMT

    Pollard Bravo Narine . End of story, Trinidad would be one of the favorites if not THE favorite if their OWN players could play for the own COUNTRY. smh....

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