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De Villiers, Malik guide Tridents to first win

Barbados Tridents rode on half-centuries from AB de Villiers and Shoaib Malik to chase down a 163-run target with eight balls to spare against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and pick up their first

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Faf du Plessis : It's not ideal, we have to find a way to get better now. We need to find momentum and win 2-3 games in a row. We were 10 runs short of the par score. He (de Villiers) is one of the best players in the world. There is not much that you can do on his good day.

Pollard: I am pleased. We bowled pretty well on this wicket. Our bowlers used the breeze well and bowled to the wicket. Batsmen were clinical. It's good to have experience in the dressing room; it helps the younger players

AB de Villiers is the Man of the match It was a fantastic win. Always good to win away from home. I enjoyed batting with Malik. He thinks like me. I am under pressure and want to play well, regardless of the team I represent. It's not fair of you to ask me that (the catch), I heard a noise. You get good ones and bad ones. I got the good one today

At 45/2, with AB walking in, Barbados seemed to be in trouble. AB shed the bad form in style and delivered the win in partnerships with Malik and Pollard. St.Kitts and Nevis Patriots were let down by their batting and the bowling couldn't pass muster with a low total to defend

18.4
4
Santokie to Pollard, FOUR runs, turns it to square leg for a boundary and finishes the match off in style
18.3
1
Santokie to de Villiers, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump. AB edges a drive to long off for a single
18.2
0
Santokie to de Villiers, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover
18.1
1
Santokie to Pollard, 1 run, turns it to midwicket for a single

END OF OVER:
18 | 16 Runs | BT: 160/3 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.88, RRR: 1.50)

  • Kieron Pollard20 (11b)
  • AB de Villiers62 (31b)
  • Thisara Perera3-0-31-2
  • Krishmar Santokie3-0-20-0
17.6
1
Perera to Pollard, 1 run, yorker outside the off stump. He digs it out to point for a single
17.5
1
Perera to de Villiers, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long off for a single

Tridents 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st19Shoaib MalikSR Taylor
2nd26Shoaib MalikWD Parnell
3rd63Shoaib MalikAB de Villiers
4th58AB de VilliersKA Pollard