Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SP Narine
79(45) 6x4 - 5x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 21 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 0 6 5 31 14 9 10
Shoaib Malik
51(38) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 5 9 21 7 4 2

Best performances - Bowlers

SK Springer
O4.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
RR Beaton
O4.0
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
11dThe Report by Peter Della Penna

Narine's 45-ball 79 keeps Knight Riders on top

Sunil Narine ran up his career-best T20 score to help Trinbago Knight Riders prevail by two wickets and make it four wins in five matches in the 2017 CPL

Commentary

Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

That brings an end to our coverage of this match. Many miles away, in Pallekele, India have lost Wriddhiman Saha early on the second day. Do switch tabs to follow our coverage of the third and final Test between Sri Lanka and India. From Sreshth and myself, it's goodbye!

"Not nervous at all. Kevon Cooper batted at No. 9 and he's a very decent player," says Dwayne Bravo. "I think the bowlers put us in the game. I said to my guys this is the moment where the game really begins and Shadab Khan and Sunil Narine in those eight overs really changed the game. The Universe Boss versus the Champion is going to be a showdown. I'm going to wait for him to come to my hometown and we and our fans will deal with him."

"I though 160 on this wicket would have given us a better chance", says Kieron Pollard. "We have to work on the catching. I just think the guys need to take a good look at themselves. Four games and eight catches going down is not acceptable. Fielding is an attitude and a mindset. Somethings, you just can't control. There are teams that are worse off than us, but we have a couple of days off. Hopefully, we can do some introspection and come back and do well."

Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match. "I'm enjoying my batting at the moment," he says. "I wouldn't say it's better than the IPL, but the crowd support is brilliant. I want to go from strength to strength."

12.57am That chase was all about one man, and yet, it ended up being so much more than that. It shouldn't have been this close. Knight Riders came so very close to committing hara-kiri but one moment of calm, clear thinking sealed it for them. It's all they needed for most of the fag end of the chase with less than a run a ball needed. But they paid the price for attempting million-dollar strokes through some late wickets. Tridents have only themselves to blame. Brilliant as Narine's innings was, he gave the Tridents enough and more chances only to be let off at least twice. The dew has seriously high, so you could feel sorry for Tridents, but teams rarely get away with letting simple opportunities slip away. Narine's career-best T20 score makes it four wins in five for Knight Riders and they remain on top of the table.

19.1
4
Best to Cooper, FOUR, Cooper finishes it off with a calm drive through the covers. Fuller ball outside off, just strides forward and crisply places it through the region

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | TKR: 151/8

  • KK Cooper1 (1b)
  • SK Springer4-0-32-3
  • WD Parnell4-0-26-2
18.6
W
Springer to Scantlebury-Searles, OUT, and there goes another one. Harmless full toss and Scantlebury-Searles heaves it. But off all the spaces in the leg side field he could have played that through, he has played that straight into the hands of straightish midwicket. Catching practice for the fielder

JPR Scantlebury-Searles c Parnell b Springer 9 (6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

18.5
1
Springer to Cooper, 1 run, goes for a yorker and ends up bowling a full toss that is quietly pushed to long-on
18.4
1
Springer to Scantlebury-Searles, 1 run, slower short of a length ball, off-cutter, tries to pull and under-edges it to the pad, they take the single as the ball rolls away into the off side
18.3
0
Springer to Scantlebury-Searles, no run, full toss, tries to whip but the ball curves into him to ping the pad. Bowler appeals but that was heading down leg
18.2
4
Springer to Scantlebury-Searles, FOUR, they go for the big shots nonetheless, but this one's nicely played. Has to fetch it from outside off but the length is full and he heaves it off the middle through midwicket where the boundary is unprotected

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SP Narine
79(45) 6x4 - 5x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 21 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 0 6 5 31 14 9 10
Shoaib Malik
51(38) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 5 9 21 7 4 2

Best performances - Bowlers

SK Springer
O4.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
RR Beaton
O4.0
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W