RESULT
Eliminator (N), Providence, September 12, 2018, Caribbean Premier League
(19.5/20 ov, T:192) 193/8

Patriots won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Player Of The Match
50 (23)
anton-devcich
Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P
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Comms: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Jamaica Tallawahs 191/5(20 overs)
Ben Cutting2/45 (3)
Ross Taylor 33 (23)
Fabian Allen1/23 (4)
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 193/8(19.5 overs)
Ish Sodhi3/36 (4)
Chris Gayle 26 (30)
Oshane Thomas3/43 (4)

9.35pm #Scenes at Providence as the Patriots charge out, arms spread out triumphantly. But the man who did it, Ben Cutting, stands there with a stone-faced expression. No fist pump, no jumps, no yells. That's as sedate a celebration as there's ever been! One can only imagine what Rovman Powell must be feeling right now. One harsh call and he lost it. But, while the wide was unfair, can't lay blame on that alone. You got to hold your nerve at this level. Under pressure, a cool head on your shoulders helps. When you allow nerves to get the better of you, that is what happens. Emotions overtook after the first wide, and three more followed. No way to repair that damage on most occasions, especially when margins are this tight. Also got to feel for Glenn Phillips. Played the innings of his life, but must be devastated that it couldn't pull the team through. But that's how fickle sport can be. T20, especially, is about clinching the crucial moments, and Patriots did that tonight.

"It was always going to be a pressure game.. nerve-wracking like last night. Now we move on to Trinidad," says Chris Gayle.

Simmo: "How on earth do you bowl 4 wides in the game deciding over... clearly couldn't take the pressure"

Craig: "Patriots would have needed 9 runs off two balls had the umpire not erred in the calling that fouth delivery a wide. That bad call messed up the bowler and cost JT the game. The umpiring has been a shame." Umpiring hasn't been good, agreed, but unfair to put that down to the one call alone.

Anton Devcich is Man of the Match for steering the chase. "Glenn Phillips played an outstanding knock. We wanted to just try and get them. The ball skids on in the night. Got to give Chris and credit.. they've scored a lot of runs at this level. Just believe in yourself. In the middle it's a little bit different but I know I can always catch up."

Phew! What a finish to the evening! The thrills and nerves of T20 cricket never cease to sweep you off your feet. This was close. Both teams were in it for the most part, and then a few moments of nerves cost one of them. Anyway, Patriots move on to the second Qualifier where they meet Trinbago Knight Riders. Join us then. This is all we have from here. Thanks, as always for your comments and company. Goodbye!

19.5
6
Powell to Cutting, SIX runs

Ben Cutting, you beauty! Seals it off with a mighty heave over deep midwicket. A harmless length ball that sits up nicely outside off.. say no more!

19.5
1w
Powell to Cutting, 1 wide

this is shoddy bowling.. another wide, angled down the leg side. No good

19.4
Powell to Cutting, no run

that's much better. A yorker, pushed along the ground to long-on.. and they don't take the run

Patriots one hit away

19.4
1w
Powell to Cutting, 1 wide

slips down the leg side.. oh dear! Rovman's lost it

Says Peter: "Russell has taken three catches tonight, all of them on very hard, very flat and low chances, that 90% of fielders around the world would judge so poorly off the bat that they'd be content to let the ball land in front of them rather than make a belated dive and look foolish coming up short."

19.4
1w
Powell to Cutting, 1 wide

no doubt about this one.. too far across

19.4
1w
Powell to Cutting, 1 wide

full, wide, left alone. Touch and go, called a wide, and Powell can't believe it. Very harsh call. That's definitely not a wide

19.3
W
Powell to Brathwaite, OUT

in the aiiir.. and Andre Russell.. this guy is impregnable! Another sensational catch. Full, wide and slow, dragged from outside off in the air and DreRuss puts in another dive from long-on to snaffle it above the ground. These are so hard to judge but he's making it look like doling out candies

Carlos Brathwaite c Russell b Powell 6 (3b 0x4 1x6 ) SR: 200

Costly error from the bowler

19.2
6
Powell to Brathwaite, SIX runs

low full toss on the pads, heaved over deep square leg. That's a gift

PDP says, ""The only two guys I can think of that would not only be able to judge the ball off the bat that quickly but also cover that much ground in such a short amount of time to be able to come up with a sharp low catch off the boundary besides Russell are Glenn Maxwell and David Warner. Some of the most outstanding catches don't get the attention they deserve because the bulk of the work is done covering ground with the ball in the air rather than making a flashy one-hander and that was one of them by Russell."

19.1
Powell to Brathwaite, no run

full, wide, swings and misses

Fourteen to defend in the final over. Powell will get that honour

end of over 1912 runs • 1 wicket
STKNP: 177/7CRR: 9.31 RRR: 15.00
Ben Cutting11 (8b 1x6)
Oshane Thomas 4-0-43-3
Andre Russell 4-0-28-0
18.6
W
Thomas to Lewis, OUT

DreRuss with another brilliant catch! He's just so athletic, so he moves sharply. Picks the trajectory of this ball early after Lewis pulls and moves to his left before diving forward to grab it

Evin Lewis c Russell b Thomas 8 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) SR: 114.28
18.5
1
Thomas to Cutting, 1 run

full, crunched straight to extra cover

18.4
6
Thomas to Cutting, SIX runs

full on middle and off, gets room and shovels it over long-on. Crucial strike again

18.3
Thomas to Cutting, no run

another swing and miss

18.2
1
Thomas to Lewis, 1 run

again walks across and drills through the same region but this time the fielder in the deep tidies up

18.1
4
Thomas to Lewis, FOUR runs

walks across and whips away to deep backward square leg. Crucial boundary. Pressure on bowler for rest of the over

end of over 184 runs
STKNP: 165/6CRR: 9.16 RRR: 13.50
Evin Lewis3 (4b)
Ben Cutting4 (5b)
Andre Russell 4-0-28-0
Oshane Thomas 3-0-31-2
17.6
1
Russell to Lewis, 1 run

shortish, crunches a pull straight to deep square leg. Great over from DreRuss

17.5
Russell to Lewis, no run

short of length, slow again, swings and misses

17.4
1
Russell to Cutting, 1 run

very full, drilled straight and hard to long-off

17.3
Russell to Cutting, no run

short of length, slower, swing and a miss

17.2
1lb
Russell to Lewis, 1 leg bye

tries to pull a short one and wears it high on the pad

Best performances - batters
GD Phillips
GD Phillips JT
103 runs (63)
9 fours6 sixes
Control
67%
Productive shot
cut shot
24 runs
4 fours0 six
6812147122915
AP Devcich
AP Devcich STKNP
50 runs (23)
5 fours2 sixes
Control
91%
Productive shot
slog shot
17 runs
1 four2 sixes
402621814
Best performances - bowlers
IS Sodhi
IS Sodhi JT
O
4
M
0
R
36
W
3
ECO
9
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
O Thomas
O Thomas JT
O
4
M
0
R
43
W
3
ECO
10.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Providence Stadium, Guyana
TossSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots, elected to field first
Series
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Patriots
Anton Devcich
Series resultSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots advanced
Match days12 September 2018 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Zimbabwe
Langton Rusere
West Indies
Nigel Duguid
TV Umpire
West Indies
Leslie Reifer
Reserve Umpire
West Indies
Shannon Crawford
Match Referee
South Africa
Dev Govindjee
Patriots Innings
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Caribbean Premier League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
TKR1073140.823
GAW1064120.298
JT1064120.222
STKNP1054110.250
STARS10367-1.098
BT10284-0.711
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