Trinbago Knight Riders 173 for 3 (Munro 68, Amla 31, Parnell 2-41) beat Barbados Tridents 172 for 4 (Malik 47, de Villiers 45, Bravo 2-34) by seven wickets
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Colin Munro's third 50-plus score of CPL 2016 ensured Trinbago Knight Riders chased down 173 with ease on Saturday as they defeated Barbados Tridents with 14 balls to spare at the Kensington Oval. Munro's 68 off just 39 balls moved him to second place on the run charts in the tournament with 258 runs in six innings, just 24 behind team-mate Hashim Amla.
The pair produced a 107-run stand across 10.1 overs for the second wicket and by the time Amla fell in the 15th over, Knight Riders needed just 37 runs off 34 balls with eight wickets in hand. Amla only hit one four in his 31 off 34 balls as Munro did most of the damage. Munro brought up his fifty in 27 balls in the 12th over and few bowlers were spared from his fury with Navin Stewart taking the brunt of it, including two sixes as part of a 16-run 14th over.
Munro eventually fell to Ravi Rampaul, caught near the long-on boundary by AB de Villiers, but Dwayne Bravo struck the next two balls for a four and a six before doing the same in the 17th over to Parnell, dashing any hopes Tridents had of a late turnaround. Knight Riders needed two runs off the last three overs and Bravo hit the winning run to finish on 23 off 11 balls.
Bravo had earlier played a key role in the field, taking 2 for 34 including the wicket of Tridents' top-scorer Shoaib Malik for 47, as their late surge was stifled despite wickets in hand. Tridents had scored 26 off the previous two overs when Bravo came back to bowl his last over in the 19th and crucially snared the dangerous Nicholas Pooran for a golden duck as part of a seven-run over. Kieron Pollard finished unbeaten on 41 off 20, with three fours and as many sixes, and de Villiers scored a 32-ball 45, sharing crucial stands with Malik and Pollard but in the end they were not enough for Tridents, who now sit in fourth place with five points from five games.