Result
Final (D/N), Tarouba, Sep 16 2018, Caribbean Premier League
147/9
(17.3/20 ov, target 148)
150/2
T&T Riders won by 8 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Trinbago Knight Riders
1y
• The Report by Peter Della Penna

Colin Munro's 68* seals Trinbago Knight Riders' third CPL title

Trinbago Knight Riders became the first back-to-back champions in the CPL, and the first three-time winners in the tournament's history

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: @sreshthx
Scorecard summary
Guyana Amazon Warriors147/9(20 overs)
Trinbago Knight Riders150/2(17.3 overs)
end of over 186 runs
TKR: 150/2CRR: 8.57 
Colin Munro68 (39)
Colin Ingram7 (5)
Sohail Tanvir3.3-0-25-0
Rayad Emrit3-0-47-0

10.45pm And as the Trinbago Knight Riders celebrate into the night, it's time for us to say goodbye at ESPNcricinfo. We hope you enjoyed our coverage through the past month. On behalf of everyone who brought this tournament to you, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Adios, and don't forget to keep smiling.

10.40pm The presentation continues as the Guyana Amazon Warriors collect their runner-up's medal.

Dwayne Bravo, winning captain: "Thanks to my team-mates. I think in a tournament like this you expect to lose some games, but the good thing is that we have benefited from those losses. And we had the best depth in the tournament. We are three-time champions, and credit goes to my entire squad. Ali Khan set the tone for us, and Ronchi did give them a good start, but I knew wickets would stop the runs. Pierre showed courage, Fawad showed class. Very happy for the team. I can't express what I feel for these bunch of guys. I think Trinidad and Tobago to be proud of us. We discussed that they rely on Green and Tahir a lot, so I told my coach not to bring any left-handed opener."

Chris Green, losing captain: "It's disappointing but to have an opportunity to play in the final was nice. Wasn't our evening, but TRK played consistent cricket throughout the season. I don't think the long gap made any difference. We were upbeat for today's game, and I'm incredibly proud of the boys. We've got a very young, promising, talented squad, and I enjoyed being part of their successes as well. I thought Ronchi was awesome tonight, gave us that good start we were after. But unfortunately, regular wickets happened thereafter but we need to give full credit to their spinners, Pierre and Narine. I thought 140-odd was a good total. I can't thank the Guyanese fans enough. We've got the best fans, and they've stuck by us through thick and then. I promise that we'll give our best for Guyana next year."

10.30pm The crowd's stayed on to enjoy the party that follows the cricket. Finally, it's time for the presentation. Ian Bishop's at the helm.

Colin Munro is the Man of the Tournament for his 567-run season, the most in any CPL season. He says, "I think on these surfaces, you can't go from ball 1. Tried to get my way in and myself set, and then capitalise at the end. Every team were going to try and beat us, so we had to be strong. Khary came back so strong after being dropped for the semi-final. There's a few more supporters here for me than at home (laughs). It gives you the extra motivation to get one step better."

Alia: "The noise for Munro just confirms that he is now a Trini to the bone! "

Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre is the Man of the Match for his 3 for 29. He says, "Very happy with my performance. I backed myself today, and went with the mindset that I will be the man tonight."

Alia: "So Bravo and Katich defo knew what they were doing! Change of openers and so much more. Mum to is defo a Trinbagonian forever more! Party long into the night in sweet T&T! "

10.20pm The celebrations continue into the evening as the TKR boys take a few selfies on the ground. We should have the presentation very soon, so make sure you don't miss that! Meanwhile, TKR owner Shahrukh Khan has a message for his boys.

RL: "Time for Emrit and Tanvir to retire; and for a neutral venue for the finals. "

10.15pm Fawad Ahmed: "Don't have words to express myself. Was my first season in the CPL, and I'm very happy to have successfully replaced Shadab Khan. Learnt a lot, and I will take a lot back home as well. Trinidad feels like a family and I hope to come back next year."

Ali Khan: "The first wicket gave me a perfect start to the final. I would like to thank the crowd for their love. I love you, guys."

Simon Katich, the TKR coach: "Looks good on the CV (laughs). It's never easy to defend the title, and many teams came hard at us, but credit to our boys. They had the hunger to achieve it, and saved their best for last. Fawad's the leading wicket-taker and Ali Khan has shown what he's capable of, so can't ask for anything more from them."

Colin Munro: Unbelievable. We lost to them in the last league game and then in the semi-final, so good to defeat them today. I thought of completing the job myself, and not leaving it for someone else. I think we've been together for three years now, and that's the reason behind our success. Guyana played well all tournament. Coach Simon Katich has backed me always."

10.12pm Colin Munro raises his hand and runs towards his team-mates to celebrate the win. The TKR boys race out as well, and the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad is going absolutely wild. Take a moment out for Guyana Amazon Warriors though. They had a terrible start to the season, and under new captain Chris Green, found a new desire to win at the back-end of the season. Remember, they were the first team to qualify into the final. Stick around for all the reactions

17.3
4
Sohail Tanvir to Munro, FOUR runs
good length outside off, and he steers a late cut past the point fielder for four! Trinbago win their third CPL title!

Mahit: "Come on Munro, finish it quickly I have to go to school in 15 minutes"

DWolfman: "Thankfully these guys weren't as panicked as the online supporters. Beautifully timed innings by TKR. Can't score runs from the pavillion."

17.2
Sohail Tanvir to Munro, no run
full outside off, and driven to cover. Dot ball's an anticlimax

The Knight Riders are dancing near the boundary. Two to win

17.1
2
Sohail Tanvir to Munro, 2 runs
good length outside off stump, but it's the slower ball from Tanvir. Munro waits for a long time, before cutting square to deep point for a couple more
end of over 1727 runs
TKR: 144/2CRR: 8.47 • RRR: 1.33 • Need 4 from 18b
Colin Munro62 (36)
Colin Ingram7 (5)
Rayad Emrit3-0-47-0
Imran Tahir4-0-17-0

The Trinbago Knight Riders players had started running into the field, and then they realised that it wasn't a six. Awkward!

16.6
1
Emrit to Munro, 1 run
full on leg stump, and that's been flicked in the air! Is that going for a six? No! Dropped in the deep, and Munro survives

The Trinbago Knight Riders players are standing near the boundary.

16.5
2
Emrit to Munro, 2 runs
full toss outside off stump, and he steers this through the point region to the fielder in the deep
16.4
6
Emrit to Munro, SIX runs
full just outside off, and Munro clubs this straight into the long-off boundary! Smokes this one over the bowler's head
16.4
1w
Emrit to Munro, 1 wide
full and wide outside off, but Munro goes chasing after it. Misses, but the umpire calls it wide anyway

Shrey : "Is Colin Munro the best candidate for man of the tournament." -- he's certainly one of the favourites

16.3
6
Emrit to Munro, SIX runs
there's his sixth CPL 2018 fifty! Wallopped over cow corner to get to the landmark. Full ball on leg stump, and that got the treatment it deserved
16.2
6
Emrit to Munro, SIX runs
full on middle stump, and he lifts this over the bowler's head for a maximum! Just a simple check-drive through the ball's line, and Munro's timing does the rest
16.2
1w
Emrit to Munro, 1 wide
overpitched and wide outside off one more time
16.1
4
Emrit to Munro, FOUR runs
full and wide outside off. Munro tries to drive away from his body, but the ball catches the bat's toe end, and dribbles past the keeper's left for four
end of over 164 runs
TKR: 117/2CRR: 7.31 • RRR: 7.75 • Need 31 from 24b
Colin Munro37 (30)
Colin Ingram7 (5)
Imran Tahir4-0-17-0
Sohail Tanvir3-0-19-0

Irfan Bangash : "In the last year's final DJ Bravo pulled off his hamstring and this year DM did. Result for last year was TKR won. Rest you all are smart to understand :)"

15.6
1lb
Imran Tahir to Munro, 1 leg bye
full on middle, and he can't connect with the reverse sweep. The ball hits his front leg in front of off stump, but it's likely to be missing the stumps. Either way, Guyana Amazon Warriors review. And it's definitely going to miss the stumps. Plus there's a bit of under-edge too
15.5
Imran Tahir to Munro, no run
another one that spins away from Munro. Tries to chase after it for a square drive, but misses altogether
15.4
Imran Tahir to Munro, no run
full outside off, and he goes for a wild swing to the leg side. Misses the shot due to the excess spin
15.3
1
Imran Tahir to Ingram, 1 run
worked off his hips to deep midwicket
15.3
1w
Imran Tahir to Ingram, 1 wide
full outside off, and spinning further away. The batsman opens his stance to try and cut it square, but he eventually chooses not to play a shot
15.2
1
Imran Tahir to Munro, 1 run
full on middle, and he crunches a drive past the non-striker for one
15.1
Imran Tahir to Munro, no run
good length on middle, and skids into Munro. Punched back

Tahir in for his final over.

Best performances - batsmen
C Munro
68 runs (39)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
cut shot
15 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
44191212179
L Ronchi
44 runs (35)
6 fours
1 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
cover drive
12 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
008178119
Best performances - bowlers
K Pierre
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
3
Eco
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
DJ Bravo
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
2
Eco
7.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
TossTrinbago Knight Riders , elected to field first
SeriesCaribbean Premier League 2018
Player Of The Match
Khary Pierre
Player Of The Series
Colin Munro
Series resultTrinbago Knight Riders won the 2018 Caribbean Premier League
Season2018
Match days16 September 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Leslie Reifer
Langton Rusere
TV Umpire
Nigel Duguid
Reserve Umpire
Zahid Bassarath
Match Referee
Dev Govindjee