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2nd Semi-Final, Basseterre, Sep 14 2021, Caribbean Premier League
(17.5/20 ov, target 179)181/3
Patriots won by 7 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
77 (39)
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• Peter Della Penna

Lewis blitz helps Patriots storm past Warriors into CPL final

Dwayne Bravo's decision to bowl was justified by a superb collective bowling effort

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Scores: Binoy George
Comms: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Guyana Amazon Warriors178/9(20 overs)
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots181/3(17.5 overs)

7.14pm That's all we have from the second semi-final. We will have the final coverage starting for you in just over 12 hours, don't forget to tune in for that because we are going to have a new CPL champion. Until then it's goodbye and good luck from me, Vishal Dikshit, Peter Della Penna, and Binoy George. Stay safe wherever you are.

Bravo: The plan was simple, we had to try and out-think them. It's a pressure game. We have a lot of experience in our dressing room. We wanted to put them under pressure, and we wanted to chase. At half time we were happy and comfortable in the dressing room. Lewis showed his class and so did Chris. Apart from one or two overs, it went well. I just tried to keep my composure and support my team. At half time they thought they had momentum but we knew we could chase this down. When I made a move (to this team), I wanted to challenge myself differently and build a team. I wanted to make a team that could compete and win the trophy. So I'm very happy and proud of the team. I got the challenge I wanted. There's a lot of talks and banter between the teams already (laughs), it's going to be a tough final.

Pooran: Tough loss. I think experience won today and our young bowlers have a lot to take from this. I hope they come back stronger next year. We were happy with anything over 160 but today wasn't our day and we paid the price for it. A lot of youngsters put their hands up and showed what they can do. There's some inexperience so I hope they learn and come back stronger.

Evin Lewis is the Player of the Match: I am hungry to do good. I wanted rest because I had a few niggles and I wanted to come back stronger. Gayle can go after it, I can go after it, we can go after it together. When Gayle was going after it, made it easy for me. Bravo keeps it simple as captain and he wanted me to bat deep today, and that's what I did.

6.58pm Evin Lewis is pupped, he thumps his chest with passion, Pooran applauds close by and the two batters go across for a hug. So we have the final line-up: it's going to be St Lucia Kings vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots tomorrow morning, which confirms once again that we are going to have a new CPL champion. Patriots would not have been too happy with themselves while bowling in the end overs, and Warriors got to a challenging total. From thereon, Patriots didn't give Warriors even a sniff. A rapid fifty opening stand after Gayle's onslaught, and then Lewis took over to treat the bowling with such disdain with his meaty blows. What a way to come back for him. He finishes the match and is the Player of the Match.

17.5
4
Hemraj to Lewis, FOUR runs

and Lewis hits the winning runs, Patriots are in the final! Gets a full delivery and whips it to the wide long-on boundary to beat the fielder in the deep

17.4
1
Hemraj to Rutherford, 1 run

drills that full ball back and this time it deflects off the umpire's foot for one

17.3
Hemraj to Rutherford, no run

the keeper is pretty sure there's an edge even as Rutherford swings and misses outside off. Nobody else is appealing with him

17.2
1
Hemraj to Lewis, 1 run

slams it back to the bowler with a lot of muscle, and Hemraj puts his hands in front to catch it but withdraws that and still gets hit. One off the deflection

Will Lewis hit the winning runs?

17.1
1
Hemraj to Rutherford, 1 run

length ball outside off, he slaps it back fiercely to long-off

Just a matter of time now. Five away, and here comes Hemraj for the first time today

end of over 1710 runs
STKNP: 174/3CRR: 10.23 RRR: 1.66 • Need 5 from 18b
Sherfane Rutherford9 (6)
Evin Lewis72 (37)
Romario Shepherd 3-0-30-0
Odean Smith 4-0-48-2
16.6
1
Shepherd to Rutherford, 1 run

gets it in the block hole, and Rutherford digs it out towards long-on for one. Midwicket ran across to his right to stop it but couldn't collect cleanly

Just one more shot away now from the final berth

16.5
6
Shepherd to Rutherford, SIX runs

clobbered! Short ball on leg and Rutherford absolutely smokes that with utter disdain, not even looking at where the ball went. Cracking six

16.4
2
Shepherd to Rutherford, 2 runs

dangerous ball, it was a waist-high full toss if not higher, that's been dropped at long leg, and there's a collision as well near the pitch. The umpire checks for the height, and the ball is exactly at waist height after it dipped. The fielder in the deep doesn't do it very accurately and Bramble collides a little with Rutherford while chasing the ball

16.3
Shepherd to Rutherford, no run

short ball, he goes for a pull, and misses it completely

Pooran is standing at short square leg

16.2
Shepherd to Rutherford, no run

rising from back of length around leg stump, he stays back and defends close to the pitch

16.1
1
Shepherd to Lewis, 1 run

pretty wide outside the off stump, Lewis reaches out and drives into the covers

end of over 1613 runs • 2 wickets
STKNP: 164/3CRR: 10.25 RRR: 3.75 • Need 15 from 24b
Sherfane Rutherford0 (1)
Evin Lewis71 (36)
Odean Smith 4-0-48-2
Romario Shepherd 2-0-20-0
15.6
Smith to Rutherford, no run

he ends with a bouncer as well, Rutherford hooks but can't get it away

Last ball of Smith's spell. Slip in place

15.5
W
Smith to Allen, OUT

pulled straight to leg gully, Smith gets one more! Short ball again, as expected, and it might be the angle Smith is creating that troubled Allen. He got into an awkward position to pull and handed it straight to Hetmyer

Fabian Allen c Hetmyer b Smith 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
15.4
Smith to Allen, no run

he gets the short ball first up and ducks under it

Fabian Allen gets to bat. 15 needed off 27, Smith around the wicket with a leg gully. Expect the short ball

15.3
W
Smith to Bravo, OUT

uproots middle and leg stumps! Bravo was way outside off for the last few balls, and Smith, from around the wicket, just aimed for the stumps. Bravo swung big and missed it completely

Dwayne Bravo b Smith 34 (53m 31b 3x4 1x6) SR: 109.67
15.2
6
Smith to Bravo, SIX runs

he's standing way outside leg, Smith comes around the wicket and bangs in a short ball, and Bravo has pulled that away in style

15.1
2
Smith to Bravo, 2 runs

he tries the block hole, doesn't get it accurately, and Bravo gets two after swinging hard on the leg side

Around the wicket

15.1
5n-b
Smith to Bravo, (no ball) 4 byes

he's bowled a few sides today but this one is the worst of the lot! Way too much down the leg side and even over the batter's head height. So it's called a no ball, free hit coming up

Less than run a ball now. Need 28 off 30. Last over for Smith

end of over 1513 runs
STKNP: 151/1CRR: 10.06 RRR: 5.60 • Need 28 from 30b
Evin Lewis71 (36)
Dwayne Bravo26 (27)
Romario Shepherd 2-0-20-0
Naveen-ul-Haq 2-0-18-0
14.6
6
Shepherd to Lewis, SIX runs

driven on the up, inside out, and that's a flat six over the covers! Right in Lewis' slot outside off, pretty full, and all he has to do is muscle that over the covers with a big swing

14.5
1
Shepherd to Bravo, 1 run

attempted yorker is a low full toss on the pads, Bravo flicks it away for one

Best performances - batters
Evin Lewis profile photo
E Lewis STKNP
77 runs (39)
3 fours
8 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
off drive
15 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Shimron Hetmyer portrait
SO Hetmyer GAW
45 runs (20)
2 fours
4 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
slog shot
20 runs
0 four
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Jon-Russ Jaggesar profile photo
JL Jaggesar STKNP
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Fawad Ahmed portrait
Fawad Ahmed STKNP
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots, elected to field first
SeriesCaribbean Premier League
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis
Series resultSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots advanced
Match days14 September 2021 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Gregory Brathwaite
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Nigel Duguid
TV Umpire
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Verdayne Smith
Reserve Umpire
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Carl Tuckett
Match Referee
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Denavon Hayles