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1st Match (N), Port of Spain, Aug 8 2018, Caribbean Premier League
(17.3/20 ov, target 196)95
T&T Riders won by 100 runs
player of the match
Colin Munro
Trinbago Knight Riders
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• The Report by Peter Della Penna

Munro, Ramdin fire Trinbago to massive opening win

St Lucia stumble to their 12th successive loss, a streak stretching back to CPL 2016

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Trinbago Knight Riders195/6(20 overs)
St Lucia Zouks95/10(17.3 overs)

Thanks then for joining us. Tomorrow, we move to Guyana, for match two. Check your local listings for that one. Peter Della Penna's match bulletin will be up very soon. This is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye from the comms desk. Plenty of cricket coming up. The Lord's Test starts later today and those in India can catch a whole lot of videos and Live streaming on ESPN India. Cheers!

11.35pm This is only the third time in CPL history that a side has lost by over a 100 runs. St Lucia Stars haven't won a game since the 2016 edition, their barren patch now stretching to 12 matches. They were very poor in the field, dropping as many as five catches, and then completely insipid with the bat. The spark, the inspiration - everything was missing. They'll need something special to bounce back from this.

The heroes of the game today? Colin Munro who set the game up with a blazing fifty and Denesh Ramdin who finished it off in style. Then with the ball, Fawad Ahmed broke the back of the chase with some fizzing googlies and flippers. Once the damage was inflicted, Dwayne Bravo had some fun and nipped out wickets with his dipping slower deliveries.

Colin Munro is the Player of the Match for his 48-ball 68. "The last thing my daughter told me was win a trophy. This [bottle of 21-year old rum] is probably a better gift," he laughs. "Been given the license to go out and play. Comes off sometimes, doesn't at other times. Ramdin coming out the way and play like he did always helps. This is pretty close to a complete performance."

17.3
W
Gabriel to Sami, OUT

has he tickled this to the keeper? The umpire has a long, hard look. Thinks, overthinks and raises the finger long after Gabriel decided his throat was hurting and he needed to stop appealing. Anyway, that brings an end to a no-contest that was extremely intense for the first half. After David Warner's dismissal, it all went downhill. Trinbago Knight Riders have begun with a resounding win.

Mohammad Sami c †Ramdin b Gabriel 6 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.67
17.2
1
Gabriel to Williams, 1 run

arches back and helps it along to square third man.

17.1
1
Gabriel to Sami, 1 run

gets on top of the bounce and bunts this into the off side for a quick single.

end of over 173 runs • 1 wicket
ZOUKS: 93/9CRR: 5.47 • RRR: 34.33 • Need 103 from 18b
Mohammad Sami5 (7)
Kesrick Williams1 (1)
Dwayne Bravo3-0-11-3
Sunil Narine4-0-18-1
16.6
1
Bravo to Sami, 1 run

slices this just over the diving McCullum at backwad point. Another slower ball to end of the over.

16.5
1
Bravo to Williams, 1 run

snakes in a yorker which Kesrick squeezes back towards long-on to get off the mark.

16.4
W
Bravo to McClenaghan, OUT

the dipping slower ball has done the trick. McClenaghan had no clue, looked to sweep this off a length, deceived completely as the ball beats the swing, slides underneath the bat to crash into the stumps.

Mitchell McClenaghan b DJ Bravo 6 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.67
16.3
Bravo to McClenaghan, no run

ducks under this slower bouncer that angles in

16.2
Bravo to McClenaghan, no run

beaten by a full delivery outside off. Tried to run this down but the length wasn't there.

Bravo is bowling from around the stumps

16.1
1
Bravo to Sami, 1 run

whips this incoming length ball down to fine leg.

end of over 166 runs
ZOUKS: 90/8CRR: 5.62 • RRR: 26.50 • Need 106 from 24b
Mitchell McClenaghan6 (6)
Mohammad Sami3 (5)
Sunil Narine4-0-18-1
Dwayne Bravo2-0-8-2
15.6
Narine to McClenaghan, no run

squeezes this full delivery off the pad to the leg side.

15.5
1
Narine to Sami, 1 run

mistimes a slog sweep, on the bounce to deep midwicket

15.4
Narine to Sami, no run

this one holds its line off a length, defended from the crease.

15.3
1
Narine to McClenaghan, 1 run

drops short, he made room to cut but now readjusts to get down on one knee and sweep behind square.

15.2
Narine to McClenaghan, no run

toe-ends a wild slog back to the bowler.

15.1
4
Narine to McClenaghan, FOUR runs

wild slog, gets a thick bottom edge that beats the keeper to the fine leg boundary

end of over 153 runs • 1 wicket
ZOUKS: 84/8CRR: 5.60 • RRR: 22.40 • Need 112 from 30b
Mitchell McClenaghan1 (2)
Mohammad Sami2 (3)
Dwayne Bravo2-0-8-2
Shannon Gabriel3-0-32-0
14.6
1
Bravo to McClenaghan, 1 run

squeezes this full delivery to third man for an easy single

14.5
1
Bravo to Sami, 1 run

steered down to third man for an easy single

14.4
1lb
Bravo to McClenaghan, 1 leg bye

offcutter that beats the outside edge to deflect off the pad to short third man. Not given lbw because this pitched outside leg.

14.3
W
Bravo to Pollard, OUT

what does he do next ball after refusing a single? Wallop this full toss straight to Searles at long-off. Oh, gosh. Pollard's last hope was staying right till the end to score as many and reduce the margin of defeat, not happening tonight.

Kieron Pollard c Scantlebury-Searles b DJ Bravo 12 (27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44
14.2
Bravo to Pollard, no run

full toss which he wallops to sweeper cover but refuses the single

Best performances - batsmen
Colin Munro portrait
C Munro
68 runs (48)
9 fours
1 six
Control63%
Productive shot
cover drive
27 runs
6 fours
0 sixes
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Denesh Ramdin, player portrait
D Ramdin
50 runs (27)
2 fours
4 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
1 four
0 sixes
208796810
Best performances - bowlers
Dwayne Bravo portrait
DJ Bravo
O
3
M
0
R
11
W
3
ECO
3.67
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Fawad Ahmed portrait
Fawad Ahmed
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
TossSt Lucia Stars, elected to field first
SeriesCaribbean Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Colin Munro
Colin Munro
Match days08 August 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Joel Wilson
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Leslie Reifer
TV Umpire
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Shaun George
Reserve Umpire
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Zahid Bassarath
Match Referee
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Dev Govindjee
PointsTrinbago Knight Riders 2, St Lucia Stars 0