Northern Districts Women
Trinbago Knight Riders
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10.25pm Back-to-back losses for TKR, who have some work to do even if they may have qualified. Tridents started explosively, then slipped into a pit that they struggled to come out of on the face of some good bowling on a slow wicket. Just as the pressure was starting to build, they once again emerged courtesy the cool and calm JP Duminy, who walloped a crucial boundary off the last ball of the penultimate over to swing fortunes in their favour. TKR may have been 20 short after aiming a total tad too high on this surface.
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Harry Gurney is the Man of the Match for his 2 for 14 off four overs. "It was a big game for us, the pressure will be on TKR for their next game now. i'm looking forward to see how they play against Amazon Warriors. For me the most important thing is keeping calm, T20 cricket can be a real pressure cooker. So need to maintain the composure in this format."
Kieron Pollard, TKR captain: There's going to be a lot of discussion about our decision at the toss, we didn't put enough runs on the board. I don't think it was a bad decision, it was just that we didn't bat well. Even in their chase, while they didn't lose wickets, they never looked settled. We've struggled with injuries right through, so we've not been able to find balance in the bowling. Tomorrow's another day, we'll travel and prepare for a game in Guyana on Friday. Lot of people will be looking forward to that.
Jason Holder, Tridents captain: I would've batted too. Our bowlers were outstanding. To limit them to 134 was a superb effort. In the chase, maybe we could've killed the game a lot earlier, but happy with the points that we'll take. The most important thing was to utilise the Powerplay. We got off to a decent start, good to see Hales coming back to form. Played some good shots, Johnson Charles was outstanding. Gurns has been outstanding, don't think he has gone for more than 30, he's been able to give be consistency at the end of the innings. Shakib a quality batter and a proven wicket-taker, they've fit in nicely.
squeezes this drive into the deep pockets at wide long-off. That's the end of that, Tridents have made it home easy in the end
slower ball sliding down, helped to short fine and they scamper a single
3 off 4
walloped! Bisects wide long-on and deep midwicket. Mighty heave again, good timing this time.
7 off 5. Third man, fine leg in
slower ball, beaten. Ugly heave from Nurse. Too early into the pull, desperation
clean strike! Absolutely clean. Gets underneath the length and hits it straight as an arrow. Bisects long-off and long-on
superb effort from Neesham at deep midwicket, was pulled ferociously but will get just a run
batsman is disappointed with the decision, was looking to walk across and scoop but is beaten. He's asking for a wide. No says the umpire. Pressure building
flicks straight to deep midwicket
superb yorker! Tails away late to beat Duminy as he looks to carve behind point
too full on off, drilled to long-off. Better to dig it into the pitch?
14 needed off 12. Can Ali Khan bowl another tight over? This has to be it. The over.
looks to pull but the pace off the pitch means it takes ages to get to him, can only manage a thick inside edge onto the pad and they scamper a single somehow
full on middle and leg, flicked to deep square leg
hit straight, long-off runs across to keep it to a single
change if pace, slower on middle and leg, pulled to deep square
squeezed to long-on for a single
works towards deep square leg
eases this full toss down to long-on
stunning yorker, squeezed to long-on. Tailed in late. Off the pad
beaten for pace again on the pull, rolls off the toe end to the keeper. Batsman asking for a no-ball for height, umpire says 'carry on'. Pressure building
beaten for pace as he's hit on the thigh pad trying to whip this past square leg
squeezes this full-length delivery back past the bowler
on the pads, flicked into the gap between deep midwicket and long-on