T&T v Uva Next, CLT20 qualifiers, Johannesburg October 11, 2012

Rain ruins game after T&T make 181


Match abandoned Trinidad & Tobago 181 for 3 (Bravo 54*, Ramdin 50*) v Uva Next 0 for 1
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

The inconsequential game between Trinidad & Tobago and Uva Next, both of whom were already eliminated, was rained out after T&T posted a strong 181 for 3. The two men who were at the centre of T&T's batting resurgence on Wednesday, Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo, were among the runs in the game against Uva as well to muscle their side to what was comfortably the highest score of the qualifying stage.

Unlike yesterday, Bravo and Ramdin were given a platform to build on. Against Yorkshire, T&T's top three had been dismissed within three overs, but today William Perkins began with a series of powerful lofted extra-cover shots to score at over two-runs-a-ball, and Lendl Simmons was slightly more controlled than his swing-at-everything avatar yesterday. By the time Simmons fell in the 10th over, T&T had motored to 86 for 3, bringing together Ramdin and Bravo.

The pair began a bit cautiously but soon opened out, making sure that each of the final six overs went for ten or more. Uva had five bowlers with international experience but only Andrew McDonald was taken for less than eight an over. There have been questions raised over Ramdin batting as high as No. 5, but he has put them to rest with successive half-centuries.

It may be a huge total but T&T suffered against Yorkshire due to a lack of depth in their bowling. To compound matters, they left out their two best bowlers from this dead rubber; Ravi Rampaul and Samuel Badree were on the bench, which meant Uva weren't out of the game yet despite facing a tall target.

The chase got off to the worst possible start as Dilshan Munaweera upper-cut a catch to third man off the first ball of the innings. The drizzle then intensified and forced the players off the field, and the Johannesburg storm did not ease up in time for the game to resume.

Siddarth Ravindran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Dummy4 on October 13, 2012, 2:31 GMT

    its simply stupid by uva next, they dont have the ability to defend even a total of 200 because their bowling is so weak!!! all should blame wayamba for not making the finals they lost that semi final badly and we got an ordinary uva team with4 verseas players yet loosing to Yorkshire which has none. how can this team play against csk,kkr?

  • jayaesh on October 12, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    See people weather you like IPL or not, is the system unfair or not ?? harsh reality is 75 to 80 % of the world revenue comes from India so it is quite obvious that CL will be dominated by Indian teams, Indian sponsers, Indian viewership, some smart alec posted other countries should boycott India ,oh really, Rest of the cricketing world needs India more than vice versa, We indians would be just happy playing our IPL and invent some 50 over IPL and get all the international players thus decimating other national teams, Cricket as it is is hardly played by 7-8 countries and pales in popularity compared with other sports especially Football.So please as a global cricket community quit all this hating weather it is IPL ,other t-20 leagues or whatever pet peeves you have for common cause of cricket.

  • david on October 12, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    At the end of the day after all is said, this tournament is NOT a champions league!! and should not be reffered to as such. Trinidad and Tobago are Caribbean champions and are not in the competition. Most of the sides playing are far from champions, this is a joke and an emabrassement. This is a private tournament between the Indian, South African and Australian cricket boards and should be marketed like that, and not mislead the public into believing it is anything more. #No Merit.

  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    sad to c such a fascinatin n dominatin n entertaining team out of Cl 20....dey were the runners up of 1st edition n almost qualified to Semi's last year....y da hell should dey even play qualifiers..??? dey wuld ve defeated MI, DD, CSK, KKR....Thunmbs down to ICC for such sick rule.

  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2012, 11:46 GMT

    The fans in India were entertained by T&T in their previous appearances in the CLT20 touraments.T&T have proven to be a very exciting team and have a large following even outside the Caribbean.Cricket fans in India,Australia and South Africa would have love to watch T&T play and would draws large crowds,

  • Sriram on October 12, 2012, 7:47 GMT

    Its Franchise cricket, so its irelevant whether Windies are Champs or Lankans are runners up..its for commerical reasons and country does not play any part..most teams are made of of multi-national stars so how does it matter who is the WT20 champs, in anycase likes of Pollard, Naraine are in the mix. And so is Mahela, Thisara, Malinga..so indeed Windies and SLPL are in the mix!!

  • Muhammad on October 12, 2012, 7:44 GMT

    Frustrated about the tournament!! whats going on?? what is the justification of qualifying round? one country have already won the T20 wc and the 2nd is the runner up of CM league09 they should be consider as top priority rather than the stupid qualify round...!!! ICC what you are doing, where you are showing your roll??? Please be honest, your priority should be based on merit rather than the population of the countries....

  • Sriram on October 12, 2012, 7:44 GMT

    For those who are crying about qualifying rounds, its coz India, SA, Aus are the partners of CLT20, while other boards are merely invited to send thier teams at thier own discretion..its right that other teams should have more matches, but since this is for the fans in India, SA and Aus and the viewership in India is high, they get lions share. ECB has already pulled out of next years CLT20, so can either expect a copule of more teams from the likes of WI and Lanka or may be from BPL and Pak..

  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2012, 5:51 GMT

    Trinidad and Tobago were runners up in the first CLT20 Tournament after an unbeaten run into the final.They were very competitive and exciting in last year's tournament,in which Sunil Narine and Kevon Cooper first gained international recognition.They are the T20 Champions of the West Indies.The West Indies are the T20 Champions of the world.It defies all logic and common sense as to why the champion team of the champion region now have to try to qualify while 2nd places from other region qualify automatically.It's obvious that T& T would be competitive based on their previous CL20 performance , their high score in the second game and the presence of at least 4 players from the T20 world cup champion team.Why should they be forced to try to qualify?why?why?why?

  • Atif on October 12, 2012, 5:48 GMT

    The qualifying round is an absolute joke.

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