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Stanford 20/20 - 1st semi final

Barbados v Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago won by 5 runs

Hello to everybody from the Stanford cricket ground, Coolidge, Antigua. This is the 1st semi-final of the Stanford 20/20 championship taking place here and it is between Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago.

It is 1800hrs local time here and already quite a good crowd in enjoying some local music at the moment. The players are out in the middle doing their warm-ups already under the floodlights. As for the weather it is partly cloudy with an easterly wind of 27 kph, but no sign of any rain for the rest of the evening.

The two captains are out in the middle for the toss now ... and the news from the middle is Trinidad & Tobago win the toss and decide to bat first. All set to start now ... Let the party begin is what I hear on the loudspeakers around the ground ...

0.1

Best to Simmons, no run, straight away good delivery on the off, angling away from the batsman who shoulders arms

0.2

Best to Simmons, 1 run, waits for it and pushes it to backward of point

0.3

Best to Perkins, no run, good delivery, a bit of suprise bounce to the batsman who defends to it on his back foot

0.4

Best to Perkins, no run, another good delivery just out side the off sumps, bounces away from the batsman who almost gives an edge to the keeper

0.5

Best to Perkins, 1 run, quick and short on the middle, gets back and taps it to wide of mid on, gets a quick single

0.6

Best to Simmons, no run, full length delivery, gets on the front foot and defends away to the off side

Suleiman Benn starts from the pavilion end

End of over 1 (2 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 2/0
LMP Simmons    1* (3b)      TL Best    1-0-2-0
WKD Perkins    1* (3b)     

1.1

Benn to Perkins, 1 leg bye, straight away appeal, pitches on the middle and off, batsman looks to defen but gets hit on the pads. umpire turns down the appeal as it looks going over the stumps

1.2

Benn to Simmons, no run, defends to it on the front foot

1.3

Benn to Simmons, no run, gets on the front foot and drives it stylishly but straight down the ground to extra cover fielder

1.4

Benn to Simmons, no run, comes on the front foot and defends to it back to the bowler

1.5

Benn to Simmons, no run, flighted delivery, gets on to his front foot and defends to it

1.6

Benn to Simmons, no run, quicker one right on the middle stumps which forces Simmons to get back to his back foot and defends with the straighter bat

End of over 2 (1 run, maiden) Trinidad & Tobago 3/0
LMP Simmons    1* (8b)      SJ Benn    1-1-0-0
WKD Perkins    1* (4b)     

2.1

Best to Perkins, 2 runs, on the off, gets back on to it and drives it on the rise down to extra covers passing the fielder

2.2

Best to Perkins, no run, quicker one again on the off, gets back and drives it in a similar fashion but this time straight to extra covers fielder

2.3

Best to Perkins, 1 run, short on the legs, attempts to pull but off the gloves and the ball runs down to short fine leg

2.4

Best to Simmons, no run, defensively plays down to the off side, short extra covers fielder comes in to the picture there

2.5

Best to Simmons, no run, short pitched delivery again, looks to pull but doesnt get hold of the one, the ball drops short and runs down to the bowler

2.6

Best to Simmons, no run

End of over 3 (3 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 6/0
LMP Simmons    1* (11b)      TL Best    2-0-5-0
WKD Perkins    4* (7b)     

3.1

Benn to Perkins, FOUR, fullish delivery, gets back and drives it to the off side, gets the edge ad the ball runs down to thirdman fence, long chase but in vain

3.2

Benn to Perkins, FOUR, out side the off this time drives it uppishly but safely passing the extra cover fielder for four

3.3

Benn to Perkins, 1 run

3.4

Benn to Simmons, 1 run, comes down the track and defensively pushes it to the off for a quick run

3.5

Benn to Perkins, no run, full length delivery, looks to sweep

3.6

Benn to Perkins, FOUR, shot! flighted on the off, inside out and lofts it over covers fielder, couple of bounces and in to the fence

End of over 4 (14 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 20/0
WKD Perkins    17* (12b 3x4)      SJ Benn    2-1-14-0
LMP Simmons    2* (12b)     

4.1

Best to Simmons, no run, gets on the front foot and drives it on the rise but straight down to mid off

4.2

Best to Simmons, 1 run, quicker delivery, gets back and punches it to the off side for quick single

4.3

Best to Perkins, SIX, short on the leg side, rocks back and pulls ot just over fine leg fielder, dint get connected well but did get enough to reach over the fence

4.4

Best to Perkins, 1 run, on the off stumps, plays it to wide of mid-off fielder

4.5

Best to Simmons, 1 run, well out side the off, Simmons waits for it and a gentle tap to it down to thirdman area

4.6

Best to Perkins, no run, that is a good delivery, a fullish delivery just out side the off stumps, Perkins looks to drive and misses it

End of over 5 (9 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 29/0
WKD Perkins    24* (15b 3x4 1x6)      TL Best    3-0-14-0
LMP Simmons    4* (15b)     

5.1

Benn to Simmons, no run, flighted right on the middle stumps, defends to it

5.2

Benn to Simmons, 1 run, on the legs this time, Simmons watchfully plays it down to mid-on for a easy run

5.3

Benn to Perkins, 1 run

5.4

Benn to Simmons, no run, charges down but ends up defending to the off side

5.5

Benn to Simmons, OUT, Bowled him!! Fullish delivery right on the middle, Simmons charges down the track again but ends up playing all over it

LMP Simmons b Benn 5 (19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.31

5.6

Benn to D Ganga, 1 run, drives it straight to mid on fielder and gets a cheeky single. A direct hit at the strikers end would have sent Perkins back in to the pavilion

End of over 6 (3 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 32/1
D Ganga    1* (1b)      SJ Benn    3-1-17-1
WKD Perkins    25* (16b 3x4 1x6)     

6.1

Best to D Ganga, 1 leg bye

6.2

Best to Perkins, no run, looks to drive on the off, but gets the edge and the ball runs to short mid wicket area

6.3

Best to Perkins, no run, on the legs, looks to drive again but doesnt get connected well, and the ball runs down to the mid wicket fielder

6.4

Best to Perkins, no run, short on the off, looks to pull but misses it, well taken by the keeper

6.5

Best to Perkins, 1 run, on the legs again this time plays it down to long on for a single

6.6

Best to D Ganga, no run, yorker length delivery on the middle and leg, well played away to the leg side

End of over 7 (2 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 34/1
D Ganga    1* (3b)      TL Best    4-0-15-0
WKD Perkins    26* (20b 3x4 1x6)     

7.1

Benn to Perkins, 1 run

7.2

Benn to D Ganga, no run, on the off, plays it away to point

7.3

Benn to D Ganga, 2 runs, on the off agian, this time drives it away to wide of extra covers for a single, a direct shy at the stumps and the ball runs away to the mid on region, batsmen crosses over for another one

7.4

Benn to D Ganga, no run

7.5

Benn to D Ganga, 1 run

7.6

Benn to Perkins, no run

End of over 8 (4 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 38/1
WKD Perkins    27* (22b 3x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    4-1-21-1
D Ganga    4* (7b)     

8.1

Bishop to D Ganga, OUT, Straight away Bishops gets a wicket there, Ganga comes down the track and lofts it straight to Benn at long on fence

D Ganga c Benn b Bishop 4 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

8.2

Bishop to Perkins, SIX, short pitched on the legs, Perkins gets back and pulls ove to mid wicket ropes

8.3

Bishop to Perkins, 1 run

8.4

Bishop to Bravo, no run, watchfully plays it away to wide of mid on

8.5

Bishop to Bravo, 1 run

8.6

Bishop to Perkins, SIX, good shot! pitched short again, Perkins kneels down and sweeps it over to deep mid wicket fence

End of over 9 (14 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 52/2
WKD Perkins    40* (25b 3x4 3x6)      DR Bishop    1-0-14-1
DJ Bravo    1* (2b)     

9.1

Springer to Bravo, 1 run, out side the off, Bravo drives it on the rise straight to mid off fielders hands, misfielded and the batsmen cross over for a single

9.2

Springer to Perkins, 1 run, comes down the track and slaps at it and the ball runs down to deep extra covers

9.3

Springer to Bravo, no run, good delivery that is, yorked right on the legs, well played to the leg side

9.4

Springer to Bravo, SIX, what a shot! Bravo steps up and drives it way over long off fence for a stylish six

9.5

Springer to Bravo, 1 leg bye

9.6

Springer to Perkins, no run, short out side the off, Perkins charges down the pitch, swings at it but misses it

End of over 10 (9 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 61/2
WKD Perkins    41* (27b 3x4 3x6)      KK Springer    1-0-8-0
DJ Bravo    8* (6b 1x6)     

10.1

Bishop to Bravo, 1 leg bye, looks to turn it on the leg side, off the pads and the ball runs down to fine leg

10.2

Bishop to Perkins, 1 run, on the legs, this time manages to turn it down to mid wicket region

10.3

Bishop to Bravo, 1 run, out side the off, pushes it defensively towards the point area

10.4

Bishop to Perkins, 1 run, quick one out side the off, waits for it and taps it to backward of point

10.5

Bishop to Bravo, 1 run, on the leg middle and leg, drives it through the non strikers legs

10.6

Bishop to Perkins, OUT, dances down the track and lofts it straight to Benn at long-on who comes a forward and takes a easy catch

WKD Perkins c Benn b Bishop 43 (30b 3x4 3x6) SR: 143.33

End of over 11 (5 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 66/3
     DR Bishop    2-0-18-2
DJ Bravo    10* (9b 1x6)     

11.1

Springer to Pollard, 1 run, short out side the off stumps, bit of bounce, Pollard stands tall and taps it in front and takes a quick single

11.2

Springer to Bravo, 2 runs, short and quick on the leg, gets back and pulls it down to backward of square legs

11.3

Springer to Bravo, 1 run

11.4

Springer to Pollard, 1 run, out side the off, gets back and taps it to the off side for a quick single again

11.5

Springer to Bravo, 1 run, on the middle and leg, quicker delivery, gets back and plays it down to mid on region

11.6

Springer to Pollard, no run, quicker delivery, a bit of suprise bounce there, stands tall an defends to it

End of over 12 (6 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 72/3
KA Pollard    2* (3b)      KK Springer    2-0-14-0
DJ Bravo    14* (12b 1x6)     

12.1

Bishop to Bravo, 1 run, on the pads, flicks it away to square leg area

12.2

Bishop to Pollard, 1 run, gets on the front foot and defends it away to the off side

12.3

Bishop to Bravo, no run, pitches on the middle and off, gets on the front foot and defends it back to the bowler

12.4

Bishop to Bravo, 1 run, out side the off, gets back and cuts it away down to deep point

12.5

Bishop to Pollard, 1 run

12.6

Bishop to Bravo, FOUR, what a shot! pitches on the middle and leg, Bravo one step down and gentle loft over the non strikers head and the ball runs down to the fence

End of over 13 (8 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 80/3
DJ Bravo    20* (16b 1x4 1x6)      DR Bishop    3-0-26-2
KA Pollard    4* (5b)     

13.1

Springer to Pollard, OUT, Pitches on the off and a bit of turn in to the batsman who tries to pull it but ends up getting caught right in front of the stumps, a loud appeal and the umpire has no hesitation in that one.

KA Pollard lbw b Springer 4 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

13.2

Springer to Ramdin, no run, another good delivery, quick and turning on to the batsman who gets on the back foot and manages to have some bat on to it

13.3

Springer to Ramdin, 1 run, short and pulls it down to square leg fielder

13.4

Springer to Bravo, no run, looks to cut it to the off side but that is too close to the body and taken by the keeper

13.5

Springer to Bravo, 1 run, on the pads, gets back and turns it down to square leg

13.6

Springer to Ramdin, 2 runs, pitches out side the off stumps, Ramdin waits for it and guides it down to backward of point

End of over 14 (4 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 84/4
D Ramdin    3* (3b)      KK Springer    3-0-18-1
DJ Bravo    21* (18b 1x4 1x6)     

14.1

Nurse to Bravo, 1 run

14.2

Nurse to Ramdin, 1 wide, pitches on the leg stump and going further down the leg side, well taken by the keeper

14.2

Nurse to Ramdin, 2 runs, on the off, stands tall and cuts it down to thirdman

14.3

Nurse to Ramdin, 1 run

14.4

Nurse to Bravo, SIX, bang! on the slot, Bravo gets back and hammers it away over deep mid wicket ropes

14.5

Nurse to Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg side again

14.5

Nurse to Bravo, FOUR, pitches out side the off, this time Bravo looks to cut it but ends up getting a thick out side edge down to the thirdman fence

14.6

Nurse to Bravo, 2 runs, drives down the pitch passing the umpire for a couple

End of over 15 (18 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 102/4
DJ Bravo    34* (22b 2x4 2x6)      RPO Nurse    1-0-18-0
D Ramdin    6* (5b)     

15.1

Smith to Ramdin, OUT, got him! short on the leg side, Ramdin goes for a hook but ends up getting a top edge and well taken by Holder at backward of square leg

D Ramdin c Holder b Smith 6 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Captain starts with a wicket here..

15.2

Smith to Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg side

15.2

Smith to Bravo, 2 runs

15.3

Smith to Bravo, 1 run, out side the off, Bravo looks to cut it to the off but almost dragging that one on to his leg stumps

15.4

Smith to Mohammed, 1 run, out side the off stumps, gives himself some room and slashes at it, but down to the deep extra cover fielder

15.5

Smith to Bravo, no run

15.6

Smith to Bravo, 1 run, fullish delivery on the legs, Bravo gets back and flicks it but down to square leg fielder

Another change here, Hinds comes in to the attack now

End of over 16 (6 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 108/5
DJ Bravo    38* (26b 2x4 2x6)      DR Smith    1-0-6-1
D Mohammed    1* (1b)     

16.1

Hinds to Bravo, no run, out side the off, looks to cut it but misses it

16.2

Hinds to Bravo, 1 run, drives it uppishly but safely down to long off

16.3

Hinds to Mohammed, 1 run, played down to wide of mid on

16.4

Hinds to Bravo, OUT, got him! Flighted on the legs, Bravo gets back and flicks it upishly and straight to Carter at square leg

DJ Bravo c Carter b Hinds 39 (29b 2x4 2x6) SR: 134.48

16.5

Hinds to Emrit, 1 run

16.6

Hinds to Mohammed, no run

End of over 17 (3 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 111/6
D Mohammed    2* (3b)      RO Hinds    1-0-3-1
RR Emrit    1* (1b)     

17.1

Smith to Emrit, 1 run, looks to go for a big shot and then decides to tap it away to the off side for a quick single

17.2

Smith to Mohammed, no run, out side the off stumps, swing and a miss

17.3

Smith to Mohammed, OUT, pitches out side the off stumps, Mohammed gives himself some room and looks to hit it away over the long off fielder, gets a leading edge and the keeper takes a good catch running towards the point region

D Mohammed c †Browne b Smith 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

17.4

Smith to Emrit, 2 runs

17.5

Smith to Emrit, 1 leg bye

17.6

Smith to Badree, OUT, Bowled him! Straight delivery pitching on the off stump, Badree looks for a big shot here coming down the track and misses it completely there

S Badree b Smith 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.6

Smith to Emrit, no run

End of over 18 (4 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 115/8
RR Emrit    4* (5b)      DR Smith    2-0-9-3
S Ganga    0* (0b)     

18.1

Hinds to Emrit, 1 run

18.2

Hinds to S Ganga, 1 run

18.3

Hinds to Emrit, no run

18.4

Hinds to Emrit, 1 run

18.5

Hinds to S Ganga, OUT, pitches on the off, comes down the track and looks to go over the mid off

S Ganga st †Browne b Hinds 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.6

Hinds to Dillon, 1 run, sweeps it down to short fine leg

End of over 19 (4 runs) Trinidad & Tobago 119/9
M Dillon    1* (1b)      RO Hinds    2-0-7-2
RR Emrit    6* (8b)     

19.1

Smith to Dillon, OUT, All over here, Dillon steps down and hammers it away but gets the top edge and well taken by the wicketkeeper running towards the backward of point region

M Dillon c †Browne b Smith 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

And we'll have a short break ...

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Photos

Feb 22, 2008

Derrick Bishop celebrates the dismissal of William Perkins, Barbados v Trinidad, Stanford 20-20, Antigua, February 22, 2008

Derrick Bishop celebrates the dismissal of William Perkins

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