the off stump is shattered, and that is it! Royals win again, and continue their march into the playoffs. Dananjaya went for a wild heave across the line to this good length ball on off, but missed. He was standing after backing away too, and was never in control
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||BR||59.83||-||-||0||3/18||3.03||59.83|
Patriots still mathematically in, but only ever so slightly. Knight Riders will have to lose both their games for Patriots to have a chance. Anyway, thanks for your company tonight, as await the second of the double-headers today. See you!
Kyle Mayers, winning captain: "It was a good win. We lost crucial members. It speaks volumes of the bench: Young and Mujeeb. David [Miller] left a well-oiled machine... everybody knows their role. We dedicate this win to Barbados. To get a win is very special."
Dwayne Bravo, Patriots' captain: "I don't think this season sums up... We haven't played good allround cricket. It is not surprising we finish where we finish now. [Cottrell] getting to full fitness is good for West Indies cricket. It is good he had a very good performance today. Evin is a quality player. He has been training hard. In the optional training, he was there... Most important thing is to keep preparing.
Azam Khan is the Player of the Match: "Credit goes to Trevor [Penny, the coach]. The pitch was on the slower side... I stayed there till the end. Harry Tector was amazing. We had to dominate the spin and the middle overs. Great knock for him as well. He is good [after the blow to his head]! The boys have been doing an amazing job on the field as well."
1.27pm From 72 for 1 to 120 bowled out, only three batters enter double figures for Patriots. Royals made four changes to their XI from the previous game - two of them were forced since Miller and de Kock departed for national duty - but still managed to win by 36 runs. With the bat, they were 46 for 2 in the eighth over, before Azam and Tector added 102.
slower ball on a fullish length, and angling into leg. Hits his pad as he misses his swing of the bat, and they take a leg bye
yorker attempted, but it is a low full toss on middle. Dragged to long-on after making room
Young will end the day
bowls a cutter on a yorker length just outside off. Cottrell swings but misses
Dananjaya is the last man, but at the non-striker's end
appeal for run-out at the bowler's end! Again, it goes up to the third umpire. Ah, it is out! Bravo is short of the crease while trying to reach back. Very good match awareness and accuracy from Holder. The ball was on a yorker length on middle, as Cottrell jammed that back to Holder's left. The tall man took it on the bounce while reaching for it, and turned around to hit the stumps and find Bravo out of the crease
slower ball and a yorker outside off. Goes with a flat bat but is beaten
Cottrell facing his first ball. Holder still around the wicket.
skips down and drills this low full toss on off to mid-off. A hurried run in the end
lands this yorker on leg, as Bravo jams his bat down
sliced to deep point! Walsh there seemed to have overran to his left, but the ball dropped and turned away to his right, as he dived after recovering but missed. Low full toss wide of off, and sliced by Bravo
Can Holder get the two wickets in this over itself?
another good catch there! This time it is Bishop. He has to keep his eyes on the ball for a long time, takes a few steps to his left and then tumbles to take it low near the rope. The ball was full and straight, as Jansen had no option but to go hard at that, bashing it across the line
again turns in and skids off a shortish length to end outside leg. Hits his front pad
a lap over short fine! Full and flat on middle, and he only lofted that with his eyes nearly off
charges down, but this ball is sliding down his pads. Flicked behind the wicket to fine leg
turning in from a short of a length, and ending on off. Cut away to deep point
Jansen on strike
good length ball on middle. Clipped to deep midwicket
Mujeeb will finish off
the helicopter shot finds deep midwicket! That was hit hard and flat, as Greaves there came forward, with the ball coming on very quickly to him. Slower ball from Holder again, and right in the slot on off. Rashid saw the length and went whacking, but couldn't get the height and the distance
swatted over point and short third! Holder went short and wide of off, as Rashid rode the bounce, and ended up ramping it well over the fielders
pace off again. It was dying towards the batter, with the ball now being a low full toss on off. Pushed across the line to long-on from the inside half of the bat
released from the back of the hand, and it turns out to be a dipping full toss on off. Flung to long-off
Over the stumps to Rashid
slower ball, and on a yorker length on leg. Flicked to fine leg
Rashid the next man in, but off strike. Holder to give Bravo a taste of his own medicine by coming from around the wicket
|Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|Toss||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||21 September 2022 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Barbados Royals 2, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 0|
Over 20 • STKNP 120/10