result
3rd Match, Basseterre, Aug 27 2021, Caribbean Premier League
(17.3/20 ov, target 256)135
Tallawahs won by 120 runs
Player Of The Match
50* (14) & 1/19
andre-russell

1.39pm A remarkable win in the end. 255 was always going to be a mountain of a score to cross, and the Kings eventually fold up for just 135. Although David provided some entertainment with 56 from 28 balls, no other Kings batter contributed. But boy what an innings it was from Russell to propel his side - 50* from 14 balls, a tournament record - including bashing six sixes. Debutant Pretorius chipped in with 4 for 32, and eventually it is a massive win for his side.

Here's the man of the moment Russell, who is of course Player of the Match: "Just got there with a clear frame of fine. Kennar really set the tone for us. Well played by the boys. As a big hitter, I come low down... Nine times out of ten I think I can do what I did today. They call this ground the bullring. It is a small ground, so once you are off target, you are bound to get hit. When I bowl a short ball, I jerk it [the ankle] a bit. When I go back to the hotel, some ice on it..."

Kings captain du Plessis: "I think our bowling was rusty. A lot of guys coming off a lack of cricket. Obviously there is a wind factor there… too many boundaries were scored with the wind today. When you are chasing a score like 250, you have got to go hard up front - either it is going to go or you are going to lose wickets. Even with the resources we have, we can do better. Today execution and plans both let us down. The planning today was slightly off. Hopefully we can learn from this quickly."

The winning captain Powell: "Pretty satisfied [with the record score on the ground]… We know Andre is a world-class player. We try to keep him happy. Pretorius got wickets in the powerplay. I think we are still thinking to get forward, and not get carried away. The boundaries and short, and wind is a factor… "

Right then, after that carnage from Russell and co, it is time that we take a break and relax, before awaiting the start of the day's second game between the Barbados Royals and the Trinbago Knight Riders. Until then, it is goodbye from Shashank, Binoy and me, Himanshu!

17.3
W
Khan to McCoy, OUT

taken at long-on, and the Tallawahs romp home by 120 runs! A short of a length ball on off, and McCoy goes to pull from deep in his crease. But he doesn't get the distance, even though the ball seemed to be travelling pretty fast

Obed McCoy c Brooks b Khan 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.2
Khan to McCoy, no run

full, and slow on off. Bunted to point

McCoy is the last man in, with Imran over the wicket

17.1
W
Khan to Wahab Riaz, OUT

hits the leg stump! This was full and straight on leg, as Wahab tried to slog across the line toward the leg side, but was beaten. Tallawahs now just one wicket away from a huge win

Wahab Riaz b Khan 26 (52m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 89.65

Imran into his third, and he comes over the wicket

end of over 1713 runs
SLK: 135/8CRR: 7.94 RRR: 40.33 • Need 121 runs from 18b
Kesrick Williams2 (10)
Wahab Riaz26 (28)
Rovman Powell 2-0-27-0
Veerasammy Permaul 3-0-25-0
16.6
Powell to Williams, no run

low full-toss outside off. Drilled to the man at short cover

16.5
1
Powell to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

yorker length, and wide of off. Dug out toward long-off, as Powell runs after the ball

16.4
4
Powell to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs

that is a hat-trick now! Very full and wide of off, and he opens the bat face to lift that to deep point for three fours in a row

Around the stumps now

16.3
4
Powell to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs

and this is driven over extra cover! Again full and wide of off, and again he lofts that for four

16.2
4
Powell to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs

slashes that between deep point and third man! Goes for the aerial drive to this full and wide ball outside off, and times that well

16.1
Powell to Wahab Riaz, no run

full and wide of off. Wahab goes after it from within his crease, but is beaten

Powell is back from over the wicket

end of over 162 runs
SLK: 122/8CRR: 7.62 RRR: 33.50 • Need 134 runs from 24b
Wahab Riaz13 (23)
Kesrick Williams2 (9)
Veerasammy Permaul 3-0-25-0
Migael Pretorius 4-0-32-4
15.6
1
Permaul to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

full on middle, and pushed off the back foot toward midwicket as the bowler gives the chase

15.5
Permaul to Wahab Riaz, no run

this is fuller on off, and again the batter pushes that to point by opening the face of the bat

15.4
Permaul to Wahab Riaz, no run

fullish on off, and he opens the bat to tap that to point

15.3
1
Permaul to Williams, 1 run

comes down the track to this fullish ball on off, and defends toward cover for a quick single. There is an overthrow at the keeper's end, but no extra run given

15.2
Permaul to Williams, no run

takes his pad, as the ball is full on middle and leg

15.1
Permaul to Williams, no run

beaten with turn and bounce. Fullish on middle, as the batter makes room but is beaten

Permaul returns, around the wicket

end of over 152 runs
SLK: 120/8CRR: 8.00 RRR: 27.20 • Need 136 runs from 30b
Kesrick Williams1 (6)
Wahab Riaz12 (20)
Migael Pretorius 4-0-32-4
Imran Khan 2-0-7-1
14.6
1
Pretorius to Williams, 1 run

good length on off, and pushes the batter back, as he dabs that off the back foot toward deep square leg

14.5
Pretorius to Williams, no run

swings for the hills, but misses. Another full ball outside off, and comes back in to go between his bat and off stump. That was pretty close to the stump

Slip in place now

14.4
Pretorius to Williams, no run

and again. This is full and much closer to off, and he is beaten on his jab again

14.3
Pretorius to Williams, no run

beaten on his drive. Full delivery in the channel, and the ball passes his outside edge

14.2
Pretorius to Williams, no run

short of a length just outside off. He is almost squared up, as he pats that back off the back foot

14.1
1
Pretorius to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

good length delivery just outside off, and run down to third man

Pretorius from over the wicket