Result
2nd Match (D/N), Tarouba, Aug 18 2020, Caribbean Premier League
153/9
(20 ov, target 154)
147/5
Tridents won by 6 runs
Player Of The Match
Barbados Tridents
STKNP Innings
Full commentary
end of over 2013 runs
STKNP: 147/5CRR: 7.35 
Sohail Tanvir16 (10)
Joshua Da Silva41 (41)
Kyle Mayers2-0-23-0
Raymon Reifer3-0-27-0

That's a wrap for tonight from the opening doubleheader of CPL 2020. Come back again tomorrow. For Venkat Raghav on scorekeeping duties, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

Patriots captain Rayad Emrit: "I think with the start that we got in the field, 8 for 3, I thought we let it slip. They probably got 20-30 runs too much. The last five overs we probably got 3 or 4 boundaries and chasing 150 on a tricky wicket, it's very difficult to get over the line if you're not hitting boundaries. They bowled a lot smarter than us and used their skill better than us."

Tridents captain Jason Holder: "It's really important to start this competition well so it's really good to get points on the board. The partnership between Hayden and Rashid was outstanding to bat out the rest of the overs so credit to those two. The pitch was a little slow. Once you went back of a length into the wicket, it was hard to get hold of. Rashid Khan bowled outstanding and Hayden played a crucial part coming in with his two overs. Our bowlers have been key to our success the last two years."

Mitchell Santner is named Man of the Match: "I think credit has to go to the way St Kitts bowled up front. To take 3 wickets in the Powerplay is incredible. We probably went a bit too hard but we scrapped really well. It shows the depth of our batting lineup. To get 150, we were pretty happy with that. We took momentum from Rashid's finish into the bowling. We thought it was competitive. If you bowled into the deck, there was a little bit there. It was pretty tough. The ball was pretty wet, felt like a bar of soap in a pool. You've got to expect that here, the night games can get quite dewy. As a collective, we bowled really well."

9.30 pm Meet second half of the chase for the Patriots. It was set up well for Da Silva and Dunk to take them home but the defending champs showed their mettle with the ball. New arrival Rashid Khan swung momentum in the 18th over with two wickets in two balls, aided in part by a brilliant catch in the deep by Hayden Walsh Jr, to leave Patriots stumbling on the ropes. Joshua Da Silva's CPL debut is a mixed bag. Ends unbeaten on 41 off 41 balls, survived a testing spell from Rashid but couldn't accelerate once set to help Patriots over the line. It was far from glamorous but the Tridents start their title defense with a gritty win.

19.6
1
Mayers to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run
finally pitches one, gets it full on fifth stump and it's driven tamely to long-on.

barring a wide or no ball. Tridents have this clinched with 8 needed off 1.

19.5
6
Mayers to Sohail Tanvir, SIX runs
thigh high full toss on the stumps, Tanvir clocks this high and deep over midwicket for maximum.