down the track and launches it over long-on but it's too late
That's all from our side for this game. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. See you soon.
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.
fuller on the stumps, digs it out back towards the bowler who gets his foot in the way and deflects it towards short midwicket
a slower one, short of length this time. Pulled towards long-on
fuller and another single to long-off
fuller outside off, digs it out towards wide long-off but only a single
fuller around off, slower one. Pushed towards long-off
39 needed from the last over
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
moves across this time and launches this full ball over long-off, over the media centre
length ball outside off, hits it flat towards long-off from the toe end of the bat
down the track but Rampaul bowls it full and wide but it's too wide this time
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fuller and outside off, Joseph thought it's too wide and left it alone but it wasn't
fuller and wider outside off, digs it out towards extra cover
fuller and wider outside off, throws his bat at it for a single to third man
53 required from 12
a slower one, short of length and angling across. Fletcher comes down the ground and looks to smash it. Fails to connect
down the track but gets too close to the ball. Digs it out towards midwicket. A wayward throw makes it easier
fuller and slower, just outside off. Fletcher swings at it and misses
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
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
a slower length ball, under-edges the pull towards the keeper
fuller outside off, smashes it towards deep extra cover, the sweeper puts in the sprint and the dive but cannot get there in time
|Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts|
|Toss||St Lucia Kings, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||31 August 2021 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Trinbago Knight Riders 2, St Lucia Kings 0|
|ADS Fletcher||not out||81||55|
|F du Plessis||caught||14||24|
|AS Joseph||not out||5||6|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 5)|
|Total||131(7 wkts; 20 ovs)|