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23rd Match, Tarouba, Sep 2 2020, Caribbean Premier League
T&T Riders won by 59 runs
player of the match
Lendl Simmons
Trinbago Knight Riders
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• Sreshth Shah

CPL 2020: Simmons 96 hands Trinbago Knight Riders their eighth win in a row

Patriots' hopes for semi-final qualification all but over after heavy defeat

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Matt Roller
Scorecard summary
Trinbago Knight Riders174/4(20 overs)
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots115/7(20 overs)
end of over 209 runs
STKNP: 115/7CRR: 5.75 
Imran Khan5 (7)
Rayad Emrit13 (10)
Anderson Phillip 3-0-24-0
Sikandar Raza 3-0-15-3

Thanks for joining me, Ranjith, Thilak and Sreshth today, and remember to check out Sreshth's report. Tune in later tonight when PDP and Danyal will be here to bring you coverage of Guyana v St Lucia - whoever wins that will put themselves in the box seat to join TKR in the semis.

Here are the captains. Rayad Emrit: "I'm lost for words. We've seen why TKR have been so dominant and why we are where we are. We couldn't get anything right. They totally outplayed us in all departments. [Imran Khan?] I still think it was the right choice at that moment. We had certain plans against certain batters. Our bowlers didn't execute when we wanted them to. [Happy with approach in chase?] Of course not. It's been hard work for all the batters but nobody has put their hand up. We've had two fifties in the whole tournament. We're just not executing. As a leader I can only do so much."

DJ Bravo: "I'm very happy. To see the likes of Tambe come in, Akeal, Khary - we won the game when we dominated in the PP with the ball. Lendl's innings started very slow but the partnership between him and Darren laid the foundation. Anything above 160 is always good. As a batter, once you've made runs you'll feel confident. The team supports Lendl 100% regardless of his form. As a team, we don't let him feel that pressure. That will only do well for his confidence. He showed his class today. I think everyone is happy for each other's success. We encourage players to play with the right attitude and intensity. Every time we play a cricket game we have to learn. We had four changes today, but you wouldn't think we had any changes. We haven't won the tournament but I think all TKR fans would be happy with the cricket that we're playing."

Lendl Simmons is POTM. "I've been struggling for the past couple of games. I didn't get the start to the tournament I wanted but the team was winning. [Pitch?] At first you need to give yourself a chance and get in. That's what I did, then I blasted off at the back end. I bat well with Bravo and Pollard, we grew up batting together so I'm accustomed batting to these guys. I'd had three 90s in CPL so far. I thought in the last over I'd get a boundary but it didn't happen. DJ said: congrats, your form is coming back. It augurs well for the team that I'm finding some form, with Narine to come back into the team. We're unbeaten so far. Today we didn't play our best XI but it just goes to show the men on the bench are as good as the best XI."

2.12pm: And that completes one of the most comprehensive T20 wins you're likely to see. Patriots are a complete mess, and that pretty much seals their fate for the season. TKR rested Pollard and Narine and lost Munro early to a blow on the hand, and yet still took the two points without really getting out of second gear. Chris Lynn's innings was painful viewing in the run chase, and Rayad Emrit's decision not to give his legspinner Imran Khan a single over was frankly bizarre. For TKR, Simmons made his first half-century of the tournament and eventually fell for 96, while the spinners did the heavy lifting in the chase, ensuring the rate soared early on. Good stuff from Pravin Tambe, the 48-year-old Indian legspinner, while there were wickets for Raza (x3), Pierre, Hosein and Bravo.

19.6
1
Phillip to Khan, 1 run

low full toss, sliced out to third man for one

61 off 1...

19.5
Phillip to Khan, no run

quick offcutter in the channel, straight through Imran

19.4
1
Phillip to Emrit, 1 run

clears the front leg this time, clubbing out to Raza at long-off on the bounce

Isaac Marshall: "It boggles my mind that Emrit didn't even give Imran an over. The guy is in the form of his life on a pitch like this."

19.3
6
Phillip to Emrit, SIX runs

sets himself deep in his crease, clubbing this over midwicket for six! Doesn't count for much but that's a sweet blow, heaving it over the rope

19.2
1
Phillip to Khan, 1 run

wide outside off, heaved out to deep point

Ryan: "Edge of my seat for this final over!!" -- You and me both. Nail-biter.

19.1
Phillip to Khan, no run

full outside off, Imran flashes at it but can't get bat on ball

Anderson Phillip returns, looking for a couple of cheap wickets

Last over coming up, and just the 69 runs required.

end of over 198 runs
STKNP: 106/7CRR: 5.57 RRR: 69.00
Rayad Emrit6 (8)
Imran Khan3 (3)
Sikandar Raza 3-0-15-3
Akeal Hosein 4-0-15-1
18.6
2
Raza to Emrit, 2 runs

turns the other way, nudged out to point where Tambe misfields

"Ohhhh Raza! Yes boy!" cries Seifert

18.5
Raza to Emrit, no run

fired in quicker on a length, nudged back

18.4
2
Raza to Emrit, 2 runs

heaved out towards deep midwicket, falling safely between the man at cow corner and the boundary-rider at long-on

18.3
1
Raza to Khan, 1 run

chipped out into the leg side for a jogged single

18.2
2
Raza to Khan, 2 runs

tossed up, wristy whip out to midwicket for a couple

18.1
1
Raza to Emrit, 1 run

clipped out to wide long-on

Raza to bowl the 19th.

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
STKNP: 98/7CRR: 5.44 RRR: 38.50
Imran Khan0 (1)
Rayad Emrit1 (4)
Akeal Hosein 4-0-15-1
Sikandar Raza 2-0-7-3
17.6
Hosein to Khan, no run

tossed up outside off, Khan lunges forward looking to drive and can't get bat on it. Seifert whips the bails off against but his back foot was down

Imran Khan. A specialist No. 9 today. Three slips!

17.6
W
Hosein to Joseph, 1 wide, OUT

hung very wide again, so wide that Alzarri can't reach it as he comes down the track, and Seifert whips off the bails. Hosein runs out to his best mate Khary Pierre in celebration, TKR closing in

Alzarri Joseph st †Seifert b Hosein 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
17.5
Hosein to Joseph, no run

jumps across towards the off side, Hosein hangs it wide again and Joseph swings and misses

17.4
Hosein to Joseph, no run

wide outside off again, carved straight to cover in the ring

17.4
1w
Hosein to Joseph, 1 wide

too wide this time

17.3
1
Hosein to Emrit, 1 run

very wide of the off stump, slapped out to long-off

17.2
Hosein to Emrit, no run

sharp turn as he hangs this outside off. Swing and a miss

17.1
1
Hosein to Joseph, 1 run

punched out to the man sweeping in the covers

Hosein. "Go on Akeal," urges Seifert

Abhishek: "A dozen maximums will do nicely for the Patriots here..." -- Would still need 9 off the last 6!

Cameron: "Correct me if I'm wrong, but Patriots came in with 6 bowlers, none of which really has high finishing potential? They put everything onto Lynn and Lewis to fire today" -- They are a complete mess. Imran Khan not bowling a single over summed them up.

Best performances - batters
Lendl Simmons
LMP Simmons TKR
96 runs (63)
7 fours
6 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
pull
36 runs
2 fours
4 sixes
10686932430
Darren Bravo
DM Bravo TKR
36 runs (36)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control61%
Productive shot
on drive
12 runs
0 four
2 sixes
101361366
Best performances - bowlers
Sikandar Raza
Sikandar Raza TKR
O
3
M
0
R
15
W
3
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
DC Drakes STKNP
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
2
ECO
8.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
TossSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots, elected to field first
SeriesCaribbean Premier League
Season2020
Player Of The Match
Lendl Simmons
Lendl Simmons
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 days02 September 2020 - day (20-over match)
T20 debut
Amir Jangoo
Amir Jangoo
Umpires
West Indies Image
Deighton Butler
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Joel Wilson
TV Umpire
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Leslie Reifer
Reserve Umpire
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Danesh Ramdhanie
Match Referee
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Reon King
PointsTrinbago Knight Riders 2, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 0