Result
15th Match (N), Gros Islet, Aug 24 2018, Caribbean Premier League
140/9
(18.1/20 ov, target 141)
141/4
Stars won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
St Lucia Zouks
1y
• The Report by Peter Della Penna

Pollard blitz keeps Stars playoffs hopes alive

With 31 to win off the final three overs, the St Lucia Stars captain smashed 30 off legspinner Devendra Bishoo in the 18th over to beat Guyana Amazon Warriors by six wickets

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Guyana Amazon Warriors140/9(20 overs)
St Lucia Stars141/4(18.1 overs)

12.44am And just like that, it's over! Like, where did that come from? I know it's Kieron Pollard but that was stunning! In a matter of six balls, he's turned this around, smashing balls like he was facing them from 14-year old kids throwing underarm to him. A savage finish after what had seemed like a tight contest for the most part. But, hey, give away 30 runs in an over, and you don't expect it to not have a drastic effect too often! All that means Stars finally have some points up on the board, after five defeats in six matches. Pollard has had his place and role as captain questioned for a while. But this innings answers at least one of those questions. Fletcher held his ground, staying unbeaten on 45 at nearly a run a ball, but Pollard neutralises almost everything else that happened in the game in a matter of six balls. But for his solid effort, Fletcher earns the Man-of-the-Match award.

PDP with some perspective:"What a difference a week makes. Last Thursday, Pollard was giving up five sixes to Darren Bravo in a 32-run over, the most expensive in CPL history as TKR pulled off a monumental heist. Now Polly is the one crashing 30 in an over." Karmic!

So that's that then. As always, your comments were engaging and entertaining. Keep 'em coming for tomorrow's double-header. For now, off you go!

18.1
1
Emrit to Fletcher, 1 run
more short stuff, this time from the medium-pacer, not quite a forceful boundary, but just as easily pulled out to square leg. And that's all they need!

Just one to win now!

end of over 1830 runs
ZOUKS: 140/4CRR: 7.77 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 from 12b
Kieron Pollard41 (18)
Andre Fletcher44 (45)
Devendra Bishoo4-0-54-1
Imran Tahir4-0-18-1
17.6
4
Bishoo to Pollard, FOUR runs
start with a bang and end it with a bang! No, like, I mean BANG down the ground to one that's pitched up with enough room to swing a mini-truck!
17.5
4
Bishoo to Pollard, FOUR runs
cover your face and get down on your knees.. Rapidly! For this is shovelled straight back. I'm blacking out watching these shots on TV! Can imagine what it must be like out there
17.4
6
Bishoo to Pollard, SIX runs
too full and too much width.. can't bowl there, I'm afraid, mate. If you do, you get pulverised, like this one which soars way over long-off and never seems like it'll drop down
17.3
4
Bishoo to Pollard, FOUR runs
three in three? Not quite, but he'll take that.. it's a four. Again, brute force as he stays back and swings around with a pull through midwicket
17.2
6
Bishoo to Pollard, SIX runs
now he gets it through the other side of the ground. Slightly back of a length, rocks back and flays a pull over cow corner. Opposite side, same result
17.1
6
Bishoo to Pollard, SIX runs
that's huuuge! POllard swings for the fences, pitched right up and shovelled over long-off. Right in his swinging arc
end of over 177 runs
ZOUKS: 110/4CRR: 6.47 • RRR: 10.33 • Need 31 from 18b
Kieron Pollard11 (12)
Andre Fletcher44 (45)
Imran Tahir4-0-18-1
Sohail Tanvir3-0-15-0
16.6
1
Imran Tahir to Pollard, 1 run
full, pushed wide of long-on
16.5
Imran Tahir to Pollard, no run
hurries onto him and he manages to keep it out drilling it back towards the bowler
16.4
1
Imran Tahir to Fletcher, 1 run
full on middle, pushed past short midwicket to long-on
16.3
1
Imran Tahir to Pollard, 1 run
back of a length, cuts in, punched to midwicket
16.2
Imran Tahir to Pollard, no run
16.1
4
Imran Tahir to Pollard, FOUR runs
on the pads, clips them and skips away down to fine leg
end of over 165 runs
ZOUKS: 103/4CRR: 6.43 • RRR: 9.50 • Need 38 from 24b
Kieron Pollard5 (7)
Andre Fletcher43 (44)
Sohail Tanvir3-0-15-0
Devendra Bishoo3-0-24-1
15.6
1
Sohail Tanvir to Pollard, 1 run
on the pads, flicked through square leg
15.5
Sohail Tanvir to Pollard, no run
short of a length, squares him up with extra bounce and goes through to the keeper
15.4
2
Sohail Tanvir to Pollard, 2 runs
rides the bounce outside off and flays it through backward point
15.3
Sohail Tanvir to Pollard, no run
short, wide, cut to point
15.2
1
Sohail Tanvir to Fletcher, 1 run
shuffles across and pushes to long-on. 100 up ut work remains
Best performances - batsmen
ADS Fletcher
45 runs (46)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
428144274
KA Pollard
41 runs (18)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
off drive
16 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
0412120211
Best performances - bowlers
V Permaul
O
4
M
1
R
20
W
2
Eco
5.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
KOK Williams
O
3
M
0
R
23
W
2
Eco
7.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossSt Lucia Stars , elected to field first
SeriesCaribbean Premier League 2018
Player Of The Match
Andre Fletcher
Season2018
Match days24 August 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Nigel Duguid
Gregory Brathwaite
TV Umpire
Langton Rusere
Reserve Umpire
Myron James
Match Referee
Denavon Hayles
PointsSt Lucia Stars 2, Guyana Amazon Warriors 0