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Amazon vs Tridents, 25th Match at Bridgetown, , Aug 29 2017 - Ball by Ball Commentary

25th Match (N), Bridgetown, August 29, 2017, Caribbean Premier League
(13.4/20 ov, T:159) 59

Amazon won by 99 runs

Player Of The Match
Full commentary

10.24 pm What can we say then? A man single-handedly took the game away from Barbados Tridents tonight after Guyana Amazon Warriors posted a more-than-competitive 158 in their first innings. Five Guyana batsmen scored useful knocks of 20 or more to help their team reach that score, but it was Sohail Tanvir who stole the show. Records tumbled in Bridgetown as Amazon Warriors ease into fourth place, four points head of the team they just demolished. If you're just joining us, don't forget to check out Peter Della Penna's match report.We hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of this CPL encounter. Till then, it's goodbye from Varun and Sreshth.

10.15 pm The captains now. Winning captain Emrit says: "We knew it'll be tough. The conditions (as they say) were not suitable for the Guyanese. We thought getting 150-plus would be tough for them. Sohail's spell was the best swing bowling I have ever seen in my life. He told us he'd do something special."

Losing captain Pollard says: "The way we bowled today, we thought we can stop them at 130, so yes, they had the psychological advantage after reaching 150. Hats off to Sohail. Our top-order guys had no clue what was going on. He adapted quickly, and single-handedly took the game away from us. It's a bit disappointing, nonetheless. All I want to say is that this is a game we need to forget. We were here for nine days at Bridgetown, but couldn't access the stadium only till yesterday. If we can't, as the home team, access the ground, it's a major disadvantage for the home team."

10.08 pm No surprises as Sohail Tanvir is the Man of the Match. He says: "We knew how important the game was, and that's what we discussed. What we discussed was that we (as seniors) needed to put our hands up. The seniors have stepped up, and credit goes to the whole team. Every wicket was important for me today, you name it, every wicket was of a match-winner's. When we came on this pitch yesterday, there was a bit of grass and moisture so I told my team-mates we can put balls in the right areas, and we were bound to get assistance. I just did the basics right, and got the reward."

Stick around for reactions from the captains and the Man of the Match.

Eric: "How often does it happen that one bowler (tanvir) finishes with figures that are the same as the bowler at the other ends (rashid) best figures?" -- Great spot, Eric. Tanvir's 5 for 3, which is the best five-wicket haul in T20s, is a record that he shares with two other bowlers: Rashid against Ireland in March and Rangana Herath against New Zealand at the 2014 World T20.

Rashid Khan to Springer, OUT

this time the googly is spot on! Pitches outside off stump and the ball breaks the middle stump. Barbados Tridents are all out for 59. Guyana Amazon Warriors win by 99 runs.

Shamar Springer b Rashid Khan 14 (15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 93.33
Rashid Khan to Springer, no run

googly this time, good length on middle and off and the ball hurries onto the batsman. Raps him on the pad, but it's too high

Rashid Khan to Springer, 2 runs

full outside off, slapped towards deep extra cover for two more

Tanvir's 5 for 3 is also the most economical five-wicket haul in T20 history

Rashid Khan to Springer, FOUR runs

short ball outside off stump, poked behind square, and that's racing away to the boundary

end of over 131 run • 1 wicket
BR: 53/9CRR: 4.07 RRR: 15.14
Shamar Springer8 (11b)
Sohail Tanvir 4-1-3-5
Rashid Khan 3-0-9-2

Tanvir finishes with ridiculous figures of 5 for 3 off his four overs. Twenty two dot balls off the 24 deliveries he bowled today.

Tanvir to Wahab Riaz, OUT

That's the way you do it! Finishes his final ball of the match with another wicket! Good length on the nagging line outside off stump and the batsman can only bottom-edge that onto his off stump. The ball came slightly in and the batsman could only chop that on. Tanvir kisses the pitch before his team-mates join in the celebration.

Wahab Riaz b Sohail Tanvir 0 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Tanvir to Wahab Riaz, no run

yorker just outside off stump, glanced on the full, straight to point

Tanvir to Wahab Riaz, no run

adjusts his length this time, full on middle and defended straight back off his front foot. Hurries the batsman

Tanvir to Wahab Riaz, no run

full on off stump, left alone as the ball goes past the stumps to the keeper

Wahab's in some serious pain and he's getting some help in the middle from the physio. The umpires decide to take the drinks break while Wahab's recovery (sic) continues.

Tanvir to Wahab Riaz, no run

good length on leg stump, Wahab misses the defense and the ball smacks him straight where no man wants to be hit. The ball jags back after pitching and cramps Wahab. He's in a lot of pain. All Tanvir can do is smile...

Tanvir is still finding some swing

Tanvir to Springer, 1 run

full on leg stump, clipped off his hips to fine leg. The ball was momentarily in the air

The man of the moment, Tanvir, is back

end of over 122 runs • 1 wicket
BR: 52/8CRR: 4.33 RRR: 13.37
Wahab Riaz0 (1b)
Shamar Springer7 (10b)
Rashid Khan 3-0-9-2
Keemo Paul 1-0-6-1
Rashid Khan to Wahab Riaz, no run

gives the ball a rip outside off stump, goes straight to the batsman, who presents a textbook front-foot defense

Rashid Khan to Parnell, OUT

loud appeal! And given! Full on middle and off, and Parnell misses the sweep completely. Hits his front leg in front of the middle stump. Rashid and Ronchi go up in unison, and the umpire has no hesitation to raise his finger.

Wayne Parnell lbw b Rashid Khan 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Rashid Khan to Parnell, no run

full on middle, driven straight to cover. No turn this time

Rashid Khan to Springer, 1 run

full toss on middle and off, swats his drive to long off. Slices that shot actually

Rashid Khan to Springer, no run

good length, quicker outside off stump, a straighter one this time, punched off his back foot to cover

Rashid Khan to Parnell, 1 run

short on middle, googly that turns away from the left hander, biffed down the ground to long off

end of over 116 runs • 1 wicket
BR: 50/7CRR: 4.54 RRR: 12.11
Wayne Parnell1 (1b)
Shamar Springer6 (8b)
Keemo Paul 1-0-6-1
Veerasammy Permaul 1-0-5-0
Paul to Parnell, 1 run

short on off stump, tries to pull that but cannot time that well. Hits the top of his bat as the ball rolls past the bowler to long on. Parnell looks at his bat to check whether any piece of the wood has chipped off or not

Paul to Springer, 1 run

good length on off stump, tries to drive that straight down the ground, but takes the blade's outside edge as the ball races away to third man

Paul to Hosein, OUT

slower ball, full just outside off and the batsman tries to loft that over long off for a six. But the delivery has no pace whatsoever, and neither does the shot have the power to take that over the ropes. Chadwick Walton, positioned at long off, calmly takes the catch. His celebration? Not so calm.

Akeal Hosein c Walton b Paul 17 (25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68
Paul to Hosein, no run

good length and wide outside off, angling away from the left hander. Driven straight to cover

Paul to Hosein, FOUR runs

short and wide outside the left-hander's off stump, lots of room on offer and that's slapped over the fielder at point for four

Paul to Hosein, no run

a beauty to start off, full and just outside off, goes past the batsman's straight bat. Peach of a delivery

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