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9th Match, Basseterre, Aug 31 2021, Caribbean Premier League
(20 ov, target 159)131/7
Trinbago won by 27 runs
Player Of The Match
41 (29)
kieron-pollard
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• Saurabh Somani

Pollard, bowlers put Trinbago Knight Riders' campaign back on track

Fletcher's unbeaten 55-ball 81 only reduced the margin of defeat on a sluggish pitch

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Scorecard summary
Trinbago Knight Riders158/7(20 overs)
St Lucia Kings131/7(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs
SLK: 131/7CRR: 6.55 
Andre Fletcher81 (55)
Alzarri Joseph5 (6)
Isuru Udana 4-0-32-2
Ravi Rampaul 4-0-34-3

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Pollard: I am very pleased. We needed to bounce back. We lost by a couple of runs in the last game, you talk about small margins in T20 cricket. I wanted to give myself some time and try to capitalise. With Seifert coming in, it changed the momentum for us. We knew they would come hard in the powerplay, so it was all about managing that.

Faf du Plessis: I think we lost in the last five overs of the first innings. We played really well up until the last three overs. It was not easy to score off, especially off spinners. Polly hung in there till the end and then got the bowling. We tried to follow the same blueprint but the asking rate climbed up too much. Williams bowled from the other end, didn't play the previous game but came back well.

Kieron Pollard is the Player of the Match. "Sometimes you have to take initiative," he says. "I knew if I go in early, I could make a difference. Seifert came in and carried forward the confidence from the last game."

1.40pm The scorecard will say Andre Fletcher scored 81* off 55 balls but for the most part of his innings, we has scoring at run a ball. The slow start eventually cost St Lucia Kings; by the end of the tenth over, the asking rate had climbed to 12 on a pitch where the ball gripped and spun. Apart from Fletcher and Mark Deyal (14 off 11), all the Kings batters scored at under run a ball. Narine and Hosein were miserly, Udana was wily with his slower ones while Rampaul struck thrice, including Tim David's wicket for a first-ball duck.

19.6
6
Udana to Fletcher, SIX runs

down the track and launches it over long-on but it's too late

19.5
1
Udana to Joseph, 1 run

fuller on the stumps, digs it out back towards the bowler who gets his foot in the way and deflects it towards short midwicket

19.4
1
Udana to Fletcher, 1 run

a slower one, short of length this time. Pulled towards long-on

19.3
1
Udana to Joseph, 1 run

fuller and another single to long-off

19.2
1
Udana to Fletcher, 1 run

fuller outside off, digs it out towards wide long-off but only a single

19.1
1
Udana to Joseph, 1 run

fuller around off, slower one. Pushed towards long-off

39 needed from the last over

end of over 1914 runs
SLK: 120/7CRR: 6.31 RRR: 39.00 • Need 39 from 6b
Andre Fletcher73 (52)
Alzarri Joseph2 (3)
Ravi Rampaul 4-0-34-3
Isuru Udana 3-0-21-2
18.6
4
Rampaul to Fletcher, FOUR runs

moves across once again and takes this one on the full. Swings hard, gets it from the inner half of the bat and it speeds past short fine leg

18.5
6
Rampaul to Fletcher, SIX runs

moves across this time and launches this full ball over long-off, over the media centre

18.4
1
Rampaul to Joseph, 1 run

length ball outside off, hits it flat towards long-off from the toe end of the bat

18.4
1w
Rampaul to Joseph, 1 wide

down the track but Rampaul bowls it full and wide but it's too wide this time

Ali Raza: "Fletcher playing well. but its too late for him. disappointment for Faf and Fletcher"

18.3
Rampaul to Joseph, no run

fuller and outside off, Joseph thought it's too wide and left it alone but it wasn't

18.2
1
Rampaul to Fletcher, 1 run

fuller and wider outside off, digs it out towards extra cover

18.1
1
Rampaul to Joseph, 1 run

fuller and wider outside off, throws his bat at it for a single to third man

53 required from 12

end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
SLK: 106/7CRR: 5.88 RRR: 26.50 • Need 53 from 12b
Andre Fletcher62 (49)
Alzarri Joseph0 (0)
Isuru Udana 3-0-21-2
Ravi Rampaul 3-0-20-3
17.6
Udana to Fletcher, no run

a slower one, short of length and angling across. Fletcher comes down the ground and looks to smash it. Fails to connect

17.5
2
Udana to Fletcher, 2 runs

down the track but gets too close to the ball. Digs it out towards midwicket. A wayward throw makes it easier

17.4
Udana to Fletcher, no run

fuller and slower, just outside off. Fletcher swings at it and misses

17.3
W
Udana to Paul, OUT

fuller at the stumps, Paul looks to go aerial but cannot middle it. It goes up in the air and Pollard settles under it after taking a couple of steps back from extra cover

Keemo Paul c Pollard b Udana 0 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.2
Udana to Paul, no run

down the track and looks to forehand this short of length ball but manages toe end of the bat and the ball dribbles back towards the bowler

17.1
Udana to Paul, no run

a slower length ball, under-edges the pull towards the keeper

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
SLK: 104/6CRR: 6.11 RRR: 18.33 • Need 55 from 18b
Andre Fletcher60 (46)
Keemo Paul0 (0)
Ravi Rampaul 3-0-20-3
Jayden Seales 3-0-27-0
16.6
4
Rampaul to Fletcher, FOUR runs

fuller outside off, smashes it towards deep extra cover, the sweeper puts in the sprint and the dive but cannot get there in time

Best performances - batters
Andre Fletcher, player portrait
ADS Fletcher SLK
81 runs (55)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
slog shot
28 runs
1 four
4 sixes
108610651620
Kieron Pollard
KA Pollard TKR
41 runs (29)
6 fours
1 six
Control72%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
4 fours
0 six
081151619
Best performances - bowlers
Kesrick Williams player portrait
KOK Williams SLK
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
4
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Ravi Rampaul
R Rampaul TKR
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
3
ECO
8.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossSt Lucia Kings, elected to field first
SeriesCaribbean Premier League
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard
Match days31 August 2021 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Deighton Butler
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Nigel Duguid
TV Umpire
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Leslie Reifer
Reserve Umpire
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Christopher Taylor
Match Referee
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Michael Ragoonath
PointsTrinbago Knight Riders 2, St Lucia Kings 0