121dWill Luke

Joseph and Benn ease Superstars past Trinidad

A thumping and unbeaten 45 from the Stanford Superstars' stand-in captain, Sylvester Joseph, led his side to a convincing 22-run win over Trinidad & Tobago in the first match of the eagerly anticipated Stanford Super Series

Match Centre

20 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | T&T: 124/8 (23 runs required, RR: 6.20)

  • Ravi Rampaul1 (5b)
  • Sherwin Ganga1 (1b)
  • Sulieman Benn4-0-15-2

So, that's the end of that. The Superstars avoid embarrassment as they emerge victorious by 22 runs. The main man was Sylvester Joseph, whose unbeaten 45 from 31 balls provided vital impetus to his team's innings. In reply, T&T never really got going. They looked as though they were pacing themselves at one stage, but it turned out they only had one gear, and Sulieman Benn's figures of 2 for 15 from four overs put the skids under their ambitions.

Still, it's been an entertaining start to the tournament, with the promise of much more to follow. I'm Andrew Miller, and join me again tomorrow for England against Middlesex.

Benn to Rampaul, 1 leg bye, off the pads and the batsmen jog through for a single to wrap up the proceedings. In the end, the Superstars were too super for the Stanford champions, but they were made to sweat for their victory
Benn to Rampaul, no run, Rampaul has swung with such massive intent that he has lost his bat! Square leg comes under fire from a lump of timber while the ball nestles in the wicketkeeper's gloves ... all manner of referrals going on, firstly for a no-ball, secondly for a catch at the wicket. Everything is very inconclusive, but not out is the verdict. The only person celebrating is Rampaul ...
Benn to Rampaul, no run,
Benn to S Ganga, 1 run, ever hopeful stuff, but no contact again
Benn to Badree, OUT, that's definitely that! Full and angled into the leg stump, and beats Badree's ambitious swish across the line

S Badree b Benn 2 (13m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Benn to Rampaul, 1 run, drilled into the covers where it is fielded on the bounce. And that's probably that

Trinidad & T 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4LMP SimmonsWKD Perkins
2nd26WKD PerkinsJC Guillen
3rd26D GangaJC Guillen
4th42JC GuillenND Stewart
5th2D RamdinJC Guillen
6th13S BadreeD Ramdin
7th7S BadreeKK Cooper
8th2R RampaulS Badree
9th2R RampaulS Ganga