END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | BT: 188/8 (31 runs required, RR: 9.40)

  • Ashley Nurse13 (8b)
  • Romario Shepherd4-0-50-3
  • Keemo Paul2-0-27-0

7:15 pm That's it from us tonight. For Shashank Kishore, I'm Peter Della Penna. Come back and join us on Thursday night for the semi-final qualifier between Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents from Brian Lara Academy Stadium at 7 pm local time. The winner goes on to Saturday's final against Guyana. Until Thursday, take care!

Tridents captain Jason Holder on King's innings: "You must give him credit. I thought he played an outstanding innings. Even the balls he mishit still went for six. It was just his day. I think we were outplayed by him. It was an outstanding knock. We must give him credit. We're still disappointed not to get over the line but having said that chasing 220-odd to get 190 is a great effort from our batters. Our bowling wasn't as good as it should have been today but you still have to give Brandon King credit."

Amazon Warriors captain Shoaib Malik on the undefeated run: "From the first six batters I think if we look at all the games, one was scoring 50-plus runs. That was one of the keys and the second element was our spinners. We started almost every game with spinners and they continuously are taking wickets. These two are the key points being so successful so far in the tournament. I always say one thing before any presentation, if you start thinking about going into a bigger game then you add extra pressure on you. Since we have so many youngsters, my message is still the same. When you come to the ground, whatever responsibilities you get, just try to handle them not thinking about how this is a final because then you're brain is only working towards a trophy. There is a long process before that so just stick to what you know best. I've batted with such great players and batting with [King], some of the sixes, I've never seen any batsman hitting the way he was hitting."

Brandon King is the Player of the Match for his century: "I'm extremely happy. I've been trying to find a way to score runs in Guyana throughout the tournament and I'm just really happy that it came in such an important game and I'm grateful. I just try to score runs every time I go out there. Consistency is key. The coaches really put a lot of faith in me and they give me really good advice and I just try to go out there and perform every time. It's key that you know your strengths and weaknesses and have the discipline to wait for your strengths to come into the game. I just tried to stick to my strengths and you'll end up with runs."

6:55 pm The Warriors incredible win streak now stands at 11 after Brandon King's century set up a memorable romp. They'll head to Saturday's final now and await the winner of the de facto semi-final on Thursday at Brian Lara Stadium between the Tridents, who get a second crack at going to the final, and Trinidad Knight Riders who defeated the Patriots in today's eliminator.

19.6
W
Shepherd to Holder, OUT, Shepherd gives the fans something to really scream about on the final ball! They've been going nuts all throughout this final over and Shepherd doesn't let them down. Slower ball on a fullish length on fourth stump, Holder out in front skying a drive, Shepherd runs forward in his follow-through toward short cover taking the catch halfway between the stumps and backward point. It's all over. Warriors are marching on to the final!

JO Holder c & b Shepherd 29 (15b 0x4 3x6) SR: 193.33

19.5
1
Shepherd to Nurse, 1 run, attempted yorker on off is a low full toss, driven to long-off.
19.4
1
Shepherd to Holder, 1 run, in the slot on off stump, skies a flick toward deep midwicket, in the air for awhile, Green charged in and if there were five runs left to win, he would have put a dive in but instead chooses to save his body for the final and lets it bounce in front.
19.3
0
Shepherd to Holder, no run, yorker angled past leg stump with Holder backing away to clear to deep midwicket.
19.2
6
Shepherd to Holder, SIX runs, full on off stump, in the slot and now into the sightscreen driven high back over the bowler's head.
19.1
1
Shepherd to Nurse, 1 run, full on fourth stump, driven to deep midwicket.

Warriors fans waving their flags furiously to give their team a wonderful sendoff this final over before heading to the final in Trinidad.

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs | BT: 179/7 (40 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.42, RRR: 40.00)

  • Ashley Nurse11 (6b)
  • Jason Holder22 (11b)
  • Keemo Paul2-0-27-0
  • Odean Smith2-0-25-2

Anon06: "Just a year ago Nurse was WI's primary spin bowler in ODIs (although he wouldn't have been a regular in the side without his batting) and now he's barely even a T20 bowler despite having two 5'fers. There's no injury we know of, so it's really strange to see the direction his career is heading."

18.6
1
Paul to Nurse, 1 run, full toss at thigh height on off stump, shoveled tamely to long-on. So unless they bowl four no balls to start off the final over, the match is mathematically clinched.
18.5
1
Paul to Holder, 1 run, fullish length on the legs, flicked flat to deep square leg.

There's the single they needed. Now just seven sixes off the last eight balls. Piece of cake...

18.4
1
Paul to Nurse, 1 run, yorker on leg, driven to long-on.

Just seven sixes and a single needed off the last nine balls. Still alive!

18.3
6
Paul to Nurse, SIX runs, banged in short, and banged over deep square leg with a crunching pull.
18.2
1
Paul to Holder, 1 run, knee high full toss on middle, can't get under it and only manages to drive it into the ground to wide long-on.
18.1
1
Paul to Nurse, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven to long-on.
18.1
1w
Paul to Nurse, 1 wide, full and speared down leg.

So just nine more sixes needed off the final 12 balls for Tridents to win...

END OF OVER:
18 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | BT: 167/7 (52 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.27, RRR: 26.00)

  • Jason Holder20 (9b)
  • Ashley Nurse2 (2b)
  • Odean Smith2-0-25-2
  • Romario Shepherd3-0-41-2
17.6
6
Smith to Holder, SIX runs, there's two in a row. Short on the body, goes to pull and a top edge sails high over the keeper and just past the rope at fine leg.
17.5
6
Smith to Holder, SIX runs, length ball cranked over deep midwicket. Holder isn't lying down. He needs another 10 of these off the final 13 balls though to win the match.
17.4
1
Smith to Nurse, 1 run, short outside off, slapped wide of extra cover.
17.4
1w
Smith to Nurse, 1 wide, length ball angled down leg. Rebowl needed.
17.3
1
Smith to Holder, 1 run, slower ball lands short on fourth stump, Holder keeps the hands back to pull along the ground to cow corner.
17.2
1
Smith to Nurse, 1 run, fullish length on fifth stump, driven to long-off.

Here comes the man everyone is wondering about, Ashley Nurse at No. 9 after not bowling yet again this season.

17.1
W
Smith to Reifer, OUT, another drag on produced by Smith! Carbon copy delivery that dismissed Duminy, angling a back of a length ball across sixth stump, Reifer tries to pull instead of cut and drags a toe edge onto off stump.

RA Reifer b Smith 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Raymon Reifer arrives with 68 needed off 18, sparking more dialogue on TV and in the feedback comments here about why Ashley Nurse continues to be picked if he's not bowling any overs and not batting in the top 8.

END OF OVER:
17 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | BT: 151/6 (68 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.88, RRR: 22.66)

  • Jason Holder7 (6b)
  • Romario Shepherd3-0-41-2
  • Keemo Paul1-0-15-0
16.6
W
Shepherd to Carter, OUT, short ball finally picks out deep backward square leg. Slower delivery on the hips, skews this pull off the splice of the bat and carries to Veerasammy Permaul on the field as a sub. Taken at chest height just a foot inside the rope, balances well to keep from going over.

JL Carter c sub (V Permaul) b Shepherd 49 (26b 5x4 3x6) SR: 188.46

16.5
4
Shepherd to Carter, FOUR runs, wide yorker on fifth stump, charges this and glides this billiards-cue stick style past third man in the ring.
16.4
1
Shepherd to Holder, 1 run, full outside off on fifth stump, driven down the pitch off Shepherd's hand and goes to long-on.

Tridents 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st32AD HalesJ Charles
2nd25Shakib Al HasanAD Hales
3rd2Shakib Al HasanSD Hope
4th33JP DuminySD Hope
5th12JL CarterSD Hope
6th47JL CarterJO Holder
7th0JO HolderRA Reifer
8th37AR NurseJO Holder