14th Match (D/N), Port of Spain, Aug 26 2020, Caribbean Premier League
(20 ov, target 149)112/9
Tridents won by 36 runs
player of the match
Kyle Mayers
Barbados Tridents
end of over 205 runs
JT: 112/9CRR: 5.60 
Sandeep Lamichhane4 (6)
Fidel Edwards2 (2)
Nyeem Young2-0-13-0
Raymon Reifer2-0-13-2

Once again the result goes against type in modern T20 strategy as the chasing side struggled mightily. That's it from me and Matt Roller tonight. Thanks for following along. Come back again tomorrow at 10 am local time for another CPL doubleheader. I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

Tridents captain Jason Holder: "I thought the guys stuck in long enough. Like I said at the toss it was important for a set batter to go deep. Kyle did that for us today. It was an outstanding knock. He surprised a lot of us. A lot of the shots he played were calculated. He fought through a tough period against the spinners in the middle. We just needed a set batter at the end and it paid off for us. The pitches have gripped, spun and inconsistent bounce too. But you still have to be positive. When you face teams with two or three wristspinners, you have to be smart in how you play them. But it's really really important to have a set bat at the end to guide. We've got a lot of bowling options, some times too many. I was really happy for Hayden Walsh. He came in and did an outstanding job. Ashley came in and bowled well. Mitchell Santner was his normal economical self and Rashid the wicket-taker for us did the job."

Tallawahs captain Rovman Powell: "I think Kyle batted well. We have to give credit where it's due. We didn't stick to our plan in the death overs and it cost us. [On the top order struggles] the games are coming so quick at us we don't have time to get practice in but now that we have a day or two we can work on it. I think [Russell] will be back for the next game."

Kyle Mayers is the obvious choice for Man of the Match: "It feels great. The preparation that I put into it feels good. It was difficult to bat spin. I just tried to play the ball up and down. Captain and coach told me to bat through the innings. [My form] is down to opportunity. Since my [shoulder] injury, I've been given the opportunity to bat earlier and it's paying off."

8.55 pm Another very tepid batting display by the Tallawahs. Their top order in particular continues to struggle. Margin of defeat says 36 runs on the scorecard but it felt like twice that many. The 18th over of the first innings bowled by Brathwaite was pivotal, giving up four sixes to Mayers after Lamichhane and Mujeeb had wrecked the Tridents order. But the ability of Mayers to see both spinners off paid huge dividends in the end. Meanwhile, the Tallawahs could not negotiate the four-pronged spin arsenal of the Tridents, and fared little better against their medium pacers.

Young to Lamichhane, 1 run

offcutter lands on a good length on fifth stump, bottom edged pull misses leg stump and goes to fine leg for one to end the match.

Young to Lamichhane, no run

length ball on fifth stump, Lamichhane flails with his eyes closed and misses.

Young to Edwards, 1 run

full pace, full length on fifth stump, scuffed out to long-off where Santner relays in.

Young to Lamichhane, 1 run

slower ball lands full on fourth stump, driven past extra cover and fielded by long-off running left.

Young to Edwards, 1 run

slower ball lands full on off, smashed to long-off, fielded by Santner and relayed in.

Young to Lamichhane, 1 run

length ball on fourth stump, slapped along the ground to deep midwicket.

Young to bowl the last.

end of over 192 runs • 2 wickets
JT: 107/9CRR: 5.63 RRR: 42.00 • Need 42 runs from 6b
Sandeep Lamichhane1 (2)
Raymon Reifer2-0-13-2
Nyeem Young1-0-8-0
Reifer to Mujeeb, OUT

full and straight, tries to reverse this once more but misses badly. Hit dead in front and given out. Reifer with a gratuitous celebration in the context of the current scoreline, motioning to put Mujeeb "in his pocket" before waving him off the field.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman lbw b Reifer 18 (10b 1x4 2x6) SR: 180
Reifer to Mujeeb, no run

full and wide, can't stab this into the covers.

Reifer to Lamichhane, 1 run

offcutter lands short on off, tapped into the off side.

Reifer to Lamichhane, no run

short on fifth stump, Lamichhane flails at it in vain.

Reifer to Mujeeb, 1 run

full and wide, jammed out to deep third man.

Reifer to Permaul, OUT

what a catch! In a game that is essentially long over too. Full and wide from Reifer, Permaul carves this behind point but uppishly. Young is sweeping on the offside and charges 15 yards to his left before lunging full extension to take the catch inches from the turf. 10 out of 10 from the Brazilian, Swiss and French judges.

Veerasammy Permaul c Young b Reifer 3 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25