Middlesex v Trinidad and Tobago

Stanford Super Series 2008-09

Scyld Berry

October 27, 2008 (floodlit). Trinidad & Tobago won by five wickets. Toss: Middlesex.

Neil Carter, on loan from Warwickshire, had an unhappy week against short-pitched fast bowling, and the Middlesex innings never got off the ground against Trinidad's three slow bowlers, starting with Samuel Badree's Kumble-esque top-spinners. Middlesex's seamers bowled line and length and were despatched by Dwayne Bravo's younger brother Darren and by Ramdin, who got under the ball and lofted it in a straightish arc with strong wrists to finish with 41 off 28 balls. Trinidad, when they had to accelerate, were helped by Middlesex dropping three catches in two overs. Trinidad received $280,000, Middlesex $100,000.

Man of the Match: R. Rampaul.

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