yorker, jammed off the inside edge to fine leg! Patriots bank a semi-final spot!
The Patriots have secured a semi-final berth. The rest of the semi-finalists will be decided in the triple-header tomorrow. The fixtures are the same as today. Join us then for more CPL action.
11.14pm TKR captain Kieron Pollard: "We were short of runs. That was a very good wicket. We can't take anything away from the knock Evin played. We have another game in less than 24 hours time." Dwayne Bravo: "To me TKR is the best team in the tournament so to get the result I'm very proud of the squad. Great to see Chris tee off and Evin is the best in the world at the moment. It's great to see him get a hundred. We have to rest up tonight. Winning is a habit and we have to keep going."
11.10pm Evin Lewis is Player of the Match: "It was a lot of hard work. A lot of sacrifice and I'm happy I did it."
11.04pm A clinic from Evin Lewis has put this game to bed in 14.4 overs! One of the best knocks of the tournament. He did have a slice of luck, dropped on 29 in the deep. But aside from that he dominated. Lewis struck 11 sixes and five fours to finish with 102 not out from 52 balls. Chris Gayle played a superb hand up top. Bopara scored 7 runs in an unbeaten 85-run partnership with Lewis.
Ritz: "Naraine's 4 overs cost only 10 runs... So effectively the SNKP batters have looted 140 runs in just 10 overs... Incredible!"
full outside off, he caresses a drive through cover-point to the sweeper
there it is! Hoicked over fine leg! He drops his bat and his helmet and opens his arms! Superb century. His 5th in T20s. A horror short ball down the leg side was punished with authority!
Patriots need 8 runs, Lewis needs 5 for a hundred
back of a length on off, he defends with soft hands dropping it down behind the crease and Lewis calls him through. That was the plan.
back of a length angled well down the leg side
Anderson Phillip back into the attack
hammered over cover! 10 sixes for Lewis! A half volley wide of off, he frees the arms and times this sweetly over cover and it goes all the way. Superb ball striking
another missed wide yorker. This is going horribly wrong for Ali Khan
Leon: "Lewis looks on a mission. Maybe trying to improve NRR"
attempted wide yorker again too wide
Vern: "How ironic is the fact that Evin Lewis is a Trinidadian. He isn't being very PATRIOTIC right now! "
back of a length wide of off, he chips a square drive in the air over point into the gap for a couple
good length, angled into off, he gets into an awkward tangle and jams it off the inside edge onto thigh pad
Kingshuk: "Pace injected into the attack and I thought to myself...This is not going to end well."
attempted wide yorker way too wide
steered with class past short third man! Full and wide and he just opened the face of the blade to guide it past the man in the circle
Around the wicket
big swing and a miss. This one just tailed across Lewis. It was in the slot but he swung down the wrong line
tees off straight! A gift in the slot, full on off, he swings straight through the line and clears the rope again straight into the sightscreen
Ali Khan again
shorter leg break wide of off, he's back and cracking this to long off
50 partnership and Bopara has scored 5!
slog sweep square this time! Fuller but on leg stump, Lewis is down on one knee and depositing this over square leg
pulled over deep midwicket! Too short, it sat up and Lewis was back and swiveling on a pull shot to hammer this onto the grass bank
fuller outside off, he drives to long off
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shorter leg break on the hip, it comes off the thigh guard behind square
shorter wide leg break, he's back and cutting to deep point