Result
6th Match (N), Port of Spain, Aug 7 2017, Caribbean Premier League
118/9
(15.4/20 ov, target 119)
120/6
T&T Riders won by 4 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Trinbago Knight Riders
3y
• The Report by Shashank Kishore

Shadab shines in nervy Knight Riders win

Shadab Khan's 30 not out and his unbroken 45-run stand for the seventh wicket with Javon Searles - the highest of the match - helped Knight Riders register their second win

Match centre 
Scorer: Thilak Ram
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
St Lucia Stars118/9(20 overs)
Trinbago Knight Riders120/6(15.4 overs)

Clinical in execution from Shadab Khan and a fine hand from Javon Searles help the Knight Riders complete a rather simple four-wicket win over the sub-par St Lucia Stars. The Knight Riders, in hindsight, did enough with the ball to ensure that even if they lost a cluster of wickets, like they did in the Powerplay, they were still hardly in any trouble. Shane Shillingford, with his offspin, gave the Stars a chance, but a chance was all it was.

Darren Sammy: "To score 118, not enough. We needed 140-plus. Much-improved bowling performance, we'll take the positives from that. I'm really happy, shows I have a wicket-taking option in Shane."

Dwayne Bravo: "Two points, very important. Shadab, the way he played. Pierre set the tone with the maiden. Not clinical. Sammy rotated his bowlers well. But we bat fairly deep.

Shadab Khan is the Man of the Match: "Team needed my batting. Pitch was very slow. I play as an allrounder."

15.4
4
McClenaghan to Scantlebury-Searles, FOUR runs
and that's it. Another short slower ball outside off, outside edge races away through third man and Trinbago Knight Riders ease to a four-wicket win.
15.3
McClenaghan to Scantlebury-Searles, no run
a short slow ball outside off, Searles bails out late
15.2
6
McClenaghan to Scantlebury-Searles, SIX runs
and that should be the game. Full and wide outside off, Searles hits that easily over long-off this time. Enough power, good timing, got underneath well enough. Six easy runs
15.1
6
McClenaghan to Scantlebury-Searles, SIX runs
lovely hit from Searles. A slower ball on off, Searles stays in his crease and just cracks a lofted drive over long-on. Picked his spot - mid-on was up. Swung cleanly through the line

Anon06: "What is Searles' role in the team? He often doesn't bowl and he averages 7 with the bat. In overall T20 cricket, he bowls an average of 10 balls per match. His batting credentials across formats are nothing more than a No10 bat. Surely TKR can replace him with another batsman given that they already have 7 options with the ball (including Munro). With Narine opening until Amla arrives, adding the extra bat takes the batting deep, which is handy on difficult pitches as we've seen so far."

end of over 155 runs
TKR: 104/6CRR: 6.93 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 15 from 30b
Shadab Khan30 (33)
Javon Searles11 (16)
Jerome Taylor3-0-21-0
Andre Fletcher1-0-10-0
14.6
Taylor to Shadab Khan, no run
good length outside off, carved straight to point. A riskless five off that
14.5
1
Taylor to Scantlebury-Searles, 1 run
back of a length on off, pulled to long-on
14.4
1
Taylor to Shadab Khan, 1 run
tip and run to cover? No, says Searles. Sammy's throw misses the stumps. Kamran Akmal over-runs it, and they get an overthrow. One, eventually
14.3
1
Taylor to Scantlebury-Searles, 1 run
another nice single. Good length outside off, Searles opens the bat face to find one through cover

Usman: "I have always thought that shahdab should be given a role to bat up the innings for pak. He has so much potential as a batsman."

14.3
1w
Taylor to Scantlebury-Searles, 1 wide
drifts down leg, a wide

Seth: "Shadab showing some true all round prowess"

14.2
Taylor to Scantlebury-Searles, no run
a slower ball outside off, punched to cover
14.1
1
Taylor to Shadab Khan, 1 run
good length around off, defended into the cover region for a quick single. Well played Shadab

Just 20 to win now

end of over 1410 runs
TKR: 99/6CRR: 7.07 • RRR: 3.33 • Need 20 from 36b
Javon Searles9 (13)
Shadab Khan28 (30)
Andre Fletcher1-0-10-0
Jerome Taylor2-0-16-0
13.6
4
Fletcher to Scantlebury-Searles, FOUR runs
superb strike. The Fletcher move has not worked. Flight on middle, Searles sends a powerful drive right over the bowler's head. Terrific blow. Well calculated risk
13.5
1
Fletcher to Shadab Khan, 1 run
nudged away through midwicket. Long-on prevents two
13.5
1w
Fletcher to Shadab Khan, 1 wide
wayward line, strays down leg
13.4
2
Fletcher to Shadab Khan, 2 runs
lovely hit through cover. A terrific stop from Mayers at long-off too, running to his left. Tossed up outside off, driven beautifully
13.3
1
Fletcher to Scantlebury-Searles, 1 run
another ripping legbreak outside off, cut away to the sweeper cover
13.2
1
Fletcher to Shadab Khan, 1 run
shortish and wide, slapped to long-on
13.1
Fletcher to Shadab Khan, no run
ripping turn outside off, flat and wide. Beats Shadab's cut.

Fletcher to bowl.

Best performances - batsmen
ADS Fletcher
40 runs (45)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
cut shot
13 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
800212396
Shadab Khan
30 runs (33)
1 fours
1 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
cover drive
6 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
003210294
Best performances - bowlers
S Shillingford
O
4
M
1
R
22
W
4
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
KK Cooper
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
Eco
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
TossTrinbago Knight Riders , elected to field first
SeriesCaribbean Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Shadab Khan
Season2017
Match days07 August 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Nigel Duguid
Gregory Brathwaite
TV Umpire
Langton Rusere
Reserve Umpire
Kellman Kowlessar
Match Referee
Denavon Hayles
PointsTrinbago Knight Riders 2, St Lucia Stars 0