19th Match, Basseterre, Sep 7 2021, Caribbean Premier League
(18.2/20 ov, target 168)92
Trinbago won by 75 runs
Player Of The Match

Pollard: Not the ideal sort of position we wanted to be after 17 overs, but we've got to consider the conditions. We lost two set batters there. Me and Tim got the impetus. It wasn't going to be easy and to get 160 was a good job. [Holding Narine for Russell] We wanted someone like Narine to bowl 3-4 overs in the back end, the game got away from us after he was done in the last match. Ali Khan keeps doing it for us every time. We just want to continue, we are peaking at the right time. We are just trying to cover all the bases.

R Powell: I think we just didn't bowl to our plans. We had a plan to make sure they don't hit to the short side and we didn't hit them, we bowled too straight. Should have gone wide. It comes down to execution. If we had executed better in the last 3-4 overs, it wouldn't have been the same. Hopefully overnight the guys can get it right. We'll keep building on our plans. Two games don't make us a bad team. We always plan to get better, win, lose or draw. We'll just sit down Jamaican style, have some food, and have some chats.

Ali Khan is the Player of the Match.

Gokul Ramanan: "I'm still surprised that Tkr didn't start with Ali Khan in the beginning of the tournament. I know Isuru Udana has more variations, but Ali Khan has better pace and nails his yorkers. Just hope he carries this form for the rest of the tournament."

1.25pm Consecutive comprehensive wins against Tallawahs for the Knight Riders. Tallawahs were 15 for 5 batting first on Sunday, and today they threw away a solid bowling performance at the end and lost four wickets inside the powerplay in chase. Seifert and Pollard set it up after the top-order batters had done the hardwork for TKR, and then Ali Khan, coming in for his first game of this edition, had three wickets in his first two overs. There wasn't a semblance of a recovery once the spinners came in and started turning it square. Trinbago Knight Riders go second on the table. Tallawahs go to fifth and their healthy NRR has taken a hit.

Rampaul to Pretorius, OUT

taken at long-off and that is that. Good length ball wide outside off, reaches out and drives aerially, straight to the fielder

Migael Pretorius c Bravo b Rampaul 4 (26m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Sheldon Smith: "WI squad announcement on Sept 25"

Julien: "Varun. When is WI releasing their WCT20 squad? . And please let me know when the other teams squad is getting released." ---- There are no schedules for this I'm afraid, but expect them all to be released over the next 7-10 days

Rampaul to Pretorius, 1 wide

short of a length and very wide outside off, steps outside and throws his hands at it. Beaten

Rampaul to Pretorius, no run

yorker right on the tramline, tailing in again to beat his chop

Rampaul to Pretorius, 1 wide

full and very wide outside off, tails in late as he has a hack and misses

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
JT: 90/9CRR: 5.00 RRR: 39.00 • Need 78 runs from 12b
Migael Pretorius4 (9)
Veerasammy Permaul0 (0)
Ali Khan 3-0-6-4
Ravi Rampaul 3-0-30-1
Ali Khan to Pretorius, 1 run

yorker length at off stump, poked to extra cover's right

Ali Khan to Green, OUT

fourth wicket on return! Low full toss at middle and leg, looks to get under that and chip it over the bowler. Toe-ends it straight to mid-off

Chris Green c Munro b Ali Khan 9 (11m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.81
Ali Khan to Pretorius, 1 bye

yorker gets past his attempted flick and Seifert can't gather cleanly either, gets something on it though and fine leg cleans up

Ali Khan to Green, 1 run

full and curving in at leg stump, clears the front leg and drives to long-on

Ali Khan to Pretorius, 1 run

dipping yorker follows him down leg, backs away and flicks it out to deep square

Mossy: "There is a theory that if Russell opens the batting, he can score T20's first double century. I'd like to see that put to the test."

Ali Khan to Green, 1 run

low full toss at the stumps, clears the front leg and drives to long-on

end of over 177 runs
JT: 85/8CRR: 5.00 RRR: 27.66 • Need 83 runs from 18b
Chris Green7 (8)
Migael Pretorius2 (6)
Ravi Rampaul 3-0-30-1
Sunil Narine 4-1-11-2

Bishop: "After these type of bowling performance by Narine he should straightaway get into WI WCT20 squad. And I believe he gets in."

Rampaul to Green, 1 run

full outside off, shuffles and drives firmly to long-off

Temba Middelman: "A year or two ago people were saying Narine is done, as a batter and a bowler. But he seems to be on fire with the ball recently. Wily customer." --- Lost count of how many comebacks and new actions he's had

Rampaul to Green, no run

low full toss outside off, dips in late and impedes his attempted slash at it. Outside edge to the keeper on the bounce

Rampaul to Green, FOUR runs

yorker outside off, reaches out and has a chop, edges it past the keeper

Jrm: "I just hope kkr use him more up the order, or else he should be in other team from next season. Same for jamaica too."

Rampaul to Pretorius, 1 run

low full toss outside off, shuffles and mistimes a sweep into the midwicket region

Rampaul to Pretorius, no run

yorker outside off, jams down on it and is beaten

Rampaul to Green, 1 run

low full toss outside off, driven firmly out to sweeper cover