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15th Match, Port of Spain, Aug 27 2020, Caribbean Premier League
Zouks won by 6 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
5/15
mohammad-nabi
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• The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Mohammad Nabi five-for leads St Lucia Zouks to big win

He took four wickets in his first two overs, a blow from which the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots could never recover

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Scores: Ranjith P
Comms: Hemant Brar
Scorecard summary
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots110/9(20 overs)
St Lucia Zouks111/4(14.4 overs)
Imran Khan3/23(4)
Ben Dunk1/29(2.4)

That's all folks from our side. See you soon.

Daren Sammy: Knowing the conditions in the Trinidad, we built our team that way. The freedom the owners and management gave us...the preparation and planning goes into it. It's a good position for us to be in. Nabi is good, people ask him how you replace Chris Gayle and we got Nabi. And he is world-class. Nabi has been exceptional, has been tremendous for us. He is in the leadership group as well, that makes my task easier. I understand what Rayad said but the manner we bowled, and how we won the game, that says something about our team.

Rayad Emrit: We both know, Sammy and I, how important that toss was. You have to reply on the toss at times. It's really unfair to the players, we tried and put up 110 but the pitch was damp to start with and by the time, ten overs were bowled, half of the team was back in the pavilion. I still think the fight is there in the boys. I still think we bowled decent, Imran and Jaggesar bowled well.

Mohammad Nabi is the Man of the Match. "Many times these low totals are difficult to chase but good stuff by Cornwall and then by Najib," he says. "Most of the times the team I play for they make it to the playoffs, so it's a good thing, I think. The morale of the team is really good. And we will try to win the upcoming games too to keep that morale up."

1.25pm An easy win for the Zouks despite a wobble at the start. The Patriots simply did not have enough runs and then not enough spinners on a pitch where every ball was gripping and turning. The win was set up by Mohammad Nabi, who reduced the Patriots to 11 for 4 and finished with 5 for 15, the third-best figures in CPL history. Then Cornwall gave the Zouks a quick start before Imran Khan stalled them for a bit with a three-for. But in the end, a target of 111 proved too little to make a game out of it.

14.4
4
Dunk to Chase, FOUR runs

that's it. A full-toss from around the wicket and Chase dispatches it to the vacant deep midwicket area

Continues around the wicket

14.3
1
Dunk to Glen, 1 run

fuller outside off, forces it towards deep extra cover

14.2
Dunk to Glen, no run

tries to repeat the shot but this time it's a touch shorter and spins away from him as he loses his balance and misses it altogether

14.1
6
Dunk to Glen, SIX runs

fuller around off and Glenn gets under it to smash it over long-off

Dunk to bowl his third over

end of over 141 run
SLK: 100/4CRR: 7.14 RRR: 1.83
Roston Chase23 (26)
Javelle Glen1 (5)
Rayad Emrit 3-0-14-0
Ben Dunk 2-0-18-1
13.6
Emrit to Chase, no run

an offcutter from a length outside off, Chase was looking to drive it on the up, gets an inside edge on to the pads

13.5
1
Emrit to Glen, 1 run

length ball outside off, looks to loft it over long-on. The ball hits the outside edge and dribbles towards third man

13.4
Emrit to Glen, no run

slower one, a touch fuller around off, pushes it towards cover and looks to run. An early call of "no" from Chase

13.3
Emrit to Glen, no run

length ball around sixth stump, Glenn was looking to smash it out of Port-of-Spain but loses his shot and finds thin air

13.2
Emrit to Glen, no run

an offcutter this time, a length ball just outside off, defended from the backfoot

13.1
Emrit to Glen, no run

length ball, at full pace this time, beats the batsman, who was looking to defend, by pace and bounce

Tushar Jain: "Is Joseph injured?" -- Hardly anything in the pitch for fast bowlers.

Glenn is the new batsman, Emrit to continue around the wicket

end of over 1310 runs • 1 wicket
SLK: 99/4CRR: 7.61 RRR: 1.71
Roston Chase23 (25)
Ben Dunk 2-0-18-1
Rayad Emrit 2-0-13-0
12.6
W
Dunk to Zadran, OUT

once again slower through the air and Najib this time looks to slog it over long-on. Ends up slicing it towards long-on where Joseph runs in to complete the catch

Najibullah Zadran c Joseph b Dunk 33 (24b 4x4 1x6) SR: 137.5
12.5
2
Dunk to Zadran, 2 runs

short of length and pulled towards deep midwicket for another brace

12.4
2
Dunk to Zadran, 2 runs

drags a slog sweep to deep midwicket and they come back for the second

12.3
Dunk to Zadran, no run

length ball outside off, misses the attempted cut

12.2
6
Dunk to Zadran, SIX runs

he was early into the shot to this floater outside off, it looked like he just spooned it high but it kept sailing to clear the long-off

12.1
Dunk to Zadran, no run

length ball outside off, cuts it towards extra cover

end of over 122 runs
SLK: 89/3CRR: 7.41 RRR: 2.75
Najibullah Zadran23 (18)
Roston Chase23 (25)
Rayad Emrit 2-0-13-0
Ben Dunk 1-0-8-0
11.6
1
Emrit to Zadran, 1 run

length ball around off, gets behind it and defends. Chase charges down to the other end, puts in the dive and makes it before Emrit's underarm throw hits the stumps

11.5
Emrit to Zadran, no run

slower length ball at the stumps, turns it in front of square leg

11.4
Emrit to Zadran, no run

fuller and wider from around the wicket, finds the extra cover with a drive

11.3
1
Emrit to Chase, 1 run

length ball angling in, Chase looks to defend with a closed face and chops it on to his back leg. Najib was alert enough to spot a single and quick enough to make it to the other end

Best performances - batters
Najibullah Zadran portrait
Najibullah Zadran SLK
33 runs (24)
4 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
reverse sweep
8 runs
2 fours
0 six
056042610
Ben Dunk portrait
BR Dunk STKNP
33 runs (37)
0 four
2 sixes
Control65%
Productive shot
off drive
8 runs
0 four
1 six
2022121410
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Nabi portrait
Mohammad Nabi SLK
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
5
ECO
3.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W1W
Imran Khan profile photo
I Khan STKNP
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
3
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
TossSt Lucia Zouks, elected to field first
SeriesCaribbean Premier League
Season2020
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.30, Interval 11.30-11.50, Second Session 11.50-13.20
Match days27 August 2020 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Nigel Duguid
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Zahid Bassarath
TV Umpire
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Gregory Brathwaite
Reserve Umpire
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Kellman Kowlessar
Match Referee
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Michael Ragoonath
PointsSt Lucia Zouks 2, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 0