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21st Match (D/N), Gros Islet, Sep 24 2019, Caribbean Premier League
(20 ov, target 166)145/9
Zouks won by 20 runs
Player Of The Match
3/14
hardus-viljoen
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• The Report by Hemant Brar

Darren Sammy, Hardus Viljoen, Kesrick Williams keep St Lucia Zouks' playoff hopes alive

Mohammed Hafeez's three-wicket haul and 29 with the bat went in vain as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots couldn't recover after losing five wickets in the space of 19 balls

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Scorecard summary
St Lucia Zouks165/6(20 overs)
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots145/9(20 overs)
end of over 2013 runs • 1 wicket
STKNP: 145/9CRR: 7.25 
Keron Cottoy19 (14)
Jeremiah Louis0 (0)
Kesrick Williams 4-0-48-3
Hardus Viljoen 4-1-14-3

That's it from us tonight. Come back tomorrow when the Zouks take on the first-place Guyana Amazon Warriors. For Hemant Brar and the scoring team, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

Carlos Brathwaite: "With the showers around, we thought Fabian with the form he was in would get us closer on Duckworth-Lewis. We didn't want it to wait until it gets to 17-18 an over for Fabian to come in so that's why we sent him in early. We had to take a few more chances in the middle rather than wait for Hardus to come back."

Darren Sammy: "I thought we should have got 180 with the start we had but it was difficult to go out and start on the wicket. [Hardus] is someone I have a lot of respect for. I first saw him the the T10 tournament where he went for just six an over."

Hardus Viljoen is Player of the Match for his 3 for 14: "It's a great team effort out there. We knew it was a do or die game so for everybody to have stuck to the team plans gives us great joy. If I could bowl a lot of slower balls, it got a bit tacky after the rain. You just had to have clear plans. Tonight was my night and I'm just glad to come out on top. I think we got a lot out of this performance and let's hope we can keep going."

9:41 pm The Zouks have clawed out of last place and have leapfrogged both the Tallawahs and the Tridents into fourth place with this 20-run win. The Patriots have to beat the Tridents in four days time in their last league match to clinch a playoff spot. If they lose that match, they'll need to sweat out the rest of the round-robin stage to hope the Tridents, Tallawahs or Zouks continue to falter.

19.6
6
Williams to Cottoy, SIX runs

slower ball lands full on off, slogged 25 yards over the rope at long-on. But it's cosmetic to the scorecard as the Zouks have won.

19.5
2
Williams to Cottoy, 2 runs

slower ball pitching well outside leg stump on a full length, backs away to flick this through to deep square leg.

19.4
W
Williams to Joseph, OUT

another slower ball wicket! Skies this length ball on the stumps high over mid-on. de Grandhomme charges in from the boundary at long-on and juggles this initially before taking the catch on his knees right on the 30-yard ring.

Alzarri Joseph c de Grandhomme b Williams 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80
19.3
2
Williams to Joseph, 2 runs

slower ball on the legs, flicks it high over midwicket, Hodge is fooled by the backspin after it lands short of the boundary and overruns it briefly to allow a second.

19.2
1
Williams to Cottoy, 1 run

slower ball full on fourth stump, flicked behind square after shuffling across.

19.1
1
Williams to Joseph, 1 run

short of a length on the body, checks a flick and it lobs in the air into short midwicket.

19.1
1w
Williams to Joseph, 1 wide

short and way outside off, goes to cut but it's out of reach and wide called.

end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
STKNP: 132/8CRR: 6.94 RRR: 34.00
Alzarri Joseph1 (2)
Keron Cottoy10 (11)
Hardus Viljoen 4-1-14-3
Fawad Ahmed 4-0-19-2
18.6
1
Viljoen to Joseph, 1 run

good length ball angled into the body backing away from leg stump, flicks this behind square.

18.5
Viljoen to Joseph, no run

full and wide on fifth stump, noise as it passed the bat missing a slog but no appeal for caught behind from bowler nor keeper.

18.4
1
Viljoen to Cottoy, 1 run

backs well away from leg stump to drive flat to mid-off. Williams slides on the ring to take this off the thigh.

18.3
W
Viljoen to Emrit, OUT

slogged to long-on. Short of a length on off stump, flat bats this to Williams who takes this five yards in from the rope before commencing another game of solo football with the cricket ball.

Rayad Emrit c Williams b Viljoen 18 (10b 0x4 2x6) SR: 180
18.2
1
Viljoen to Cottoy, 1 run

shuffles across his stumps, then backtracks flicking this shin high leg stump full toss to deep fine leg.

18.1
Viljoen to Cottoy, no run

shuffles well outside off stump to flick over fine leg but can't connect properly on a fullish length ball.

Replays show Fletcher had a genuine case for caught behind on the first ball bowled by Fawad in the last over. Emrit looked to have gloved the ball through to Fletcher after being beaten charging and that's why he took the ball so high over the stumps. But was given not out.

end of over 188 runs
STKNP: 129/7CRR: 7.16 RRR: 18.50
Keron Cottoy8 (8)
Rayad Emrit18 (9)
Fawad Ahmed 4-0-19-2
Kesrick Williams 3-0-35-2
17.6
1
Fawad to Cottoy, 1 run

short and wide, guided to short third man.

17.5
Fawad to Cottoy, no run

short outside off, misses a punch.

17.4
Fawad to Cottoy, no run

misses a reverse sweep to a full ball wide outside off.

17.3
6
Fawad to Cottoy, SIX runs

full on the stumps, slog swept over midwicket and goes all the way into the second row.

17.2
1
Fawad to Emrit, 1 run

dropped! Emrit fluffs a reverse sweep to short third man, Andre McCarthy lunges forward from the ring, 6/10 difficulty chance made harder because he didn't read this quickly off the bat though he had little distance to cover. Spills it badly at knee height after the lunge. Fawad is irate gesticulating at McCarthy. Sammy puts his hand over his mouth.

17.1
Fawad to Emrit, no run

charges down the pitch and aborts a shot after being beaten in flight with a short of a length ball while scampering back. Appeal for caught behind curiously as Emrit was well in with Fletcher taking this high over the stumps before taking the bails off. Not out on the catch and the stumping too.

end of over 1715 runs
STKNP: 121/7CRR: 7.11 RRR: 15.00
Rayad Emrit17 (7)
Keron Cottoy1 (4)
Kesrick Williams 3-0-35-2
Fawad Ahmed 3-0-11-2
16.6
1
Williams to Emrit, 1 run

dropped! Length ball on middle flicked to backward square leg in the ring where Barnwell leaps one-handed with his right hand, times his jump very well but it palms out bouncing away behind the ring.

Best performances - batters
Andre Fletcher, player portrait
ADS Fletcher SLK
36 runs (23)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
0128001141
Daren Sammy portrait
DJG Sammy SLK
30 runs (19)
3 fours
1 six
Control64%
Productive shot
off drive
7 runs
1 four
0 six
842012103
Best performances - bowlers
Hardus Viljoen portrait
GC Viljoen SLK
O
4
M
1
R
14
W
3
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Mohammad Hafeez portrait
Mohammad Hafeez STKNP
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
3
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots, elected to field first
SeriesCaribbean Premier League
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Hardus Viljoen
Hardus Viljoen
Match days24 September 2019 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Leslie Reifer
South Africa Image
Shaun George
TV Umpire
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Zahid Bassarath
Reserve Umpire
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Myron James
Match Referee
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Simon Taufel
PointsSt Lucia Zouks 2, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 0