5.2 rocks back to power another flatter, quicker delivery that is on the stumps over the bowler's head, but ends up going only as far as mid-off. Mohammad Nabi does well to backtrack and take it, reverse-cup. Smith falls, just as it seemed like he could've taken the Tridents past the Powerplay despite the wickets 50/3
    2.5 that time he's playing to the longer boundary, and he's caught at deep square leg! Brathwaite strikes! The short ball could end up quite useful at this ground. Makes the batsman do a lot of work, and even hitting with the wind, a strong wind, Williamson can only find Jonathan Carter. 17/1
    3.5 skids in off the pitch and traps him lbw! Baree is ever so good with the new ball, and this is why. He can make it skid. He can make it do things the batsman doesn't expect. And he's always accurate. Barnwell plays all across a straight ball, thinking the length is short, but it isn't. Badree fools him into thinking so with a flatter trajectory. The ball zips under the bat, hits the top flap of the pad. Should possibly go through to hit the stumps. Umpire Zahid Bassarath reckons so 34/2
    12.4 takes it after a juggle at long leg! Oh, this wind! It nearly made Nabi look a bit foolish. But the man is an excellent cricketer. Proves his fielding prowess here as he gets under a skier and takes it, after it bounces back up off his collar bone, well enough. Malik falls at a crucial time, top-edging a pull off a short ball 89/5
    7.2 looking for a quick single, but Malik has that sore ankle, remember, Hossein isn't accounting for that with his sprints out of the non-strikers' end. Nor has he given proper attention to the fact that the ball, though it was fumbled by Shamsi at midwicket, hadn't really gone too far away from him. Really, it was supe work from the fielder diving to his right side - his wrong side - then he grabs it, picks the right end, and sends Hosein on his way 62/4
    not out
    17.6 full toss outside off, smashes it straight to Hafeez at extra cover. But at this stage of the innings, you just gotta go. 146/6
    not out
    9 (b 1, w 8)
    168/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Kane Williamson, 2.5 ov), 2-34 (Chris Barnwell, 3.5 ov), 3-50 (Dwayne Smith, 5.2 ov), 4-62 (Akeal Hosein, 7.2 ov), 5-89 (Shoaib Malik, 12.4 ov), 6-146 (Nicholas Pooran, 17.6 ov)
    CR Brathwaite3037112.3382400
    S Badree402726.75152210
    Hasan Ali403418.5083120
    T Shamsi3037112.3340420
    Mohammad Hafeez10404.0020000
    Mohammad Nabi402305.7580110
    JL Carter10505.0010000

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