four behind square, off his toes, but that's pure mathematical. Patriots win by seven runs and stay alive for playoff contention!
That's all from us, today. Thank you for joining us, folks! On behalf of Binoy and Peter, this is Sreshth saying bye!
Bravo, winning captain: "They [TKR] are the best team in the tournament regardless of where they are in the table. We wanted to give a 100%. I had told the guys we want to bat first irrespective of the toss. I asked Sherfane where he wanted to bat and he said 'anywhere' so I said that's not what I asked, and he said 'No. 4.'
Pollard, losing captain: "Game got away from us in the last four overs with the ball. That's what shows us what T20 cricket is. Need to do yorkers better. Next game is a must-win and we expect a packed stadium. This is why we play the game."
Rutherford, Player of the Match: "Coming into this game, we tried to bat first because we have been chasing and losing. I wanted to bat some balls, take some time, and went well for me."
1.57pm Knight Riders now desperately need to beat Amazon Warriors over the weekend, while the Patriots league-stage campaign is over with a win. Now they can only wait to see how the rest of the games play out. Rashid, Bravo, Cottrell, Sinclair the heroes with the ball, but you better not forget the batting contributions from Sherfane Rutherford and Dewald Brevis in the first innings. From 43 for 3 in their first ten overs, the Patriots finished on a winning total courtesy Rutherford's 78 and Brevis' five-ball 30.
two in two! Good length outside off. Tries to slap it over cover, but sliced to the fielder at point
game, set, match? Patriots closer to staying alive in this tournament. In the slot for Russell to swing across the line but misses it altogether. Middle stump rattled! #Salute
Two sixes needed in three balls. Who you backing, fam? Grandstand finish.
hands Dre the strike back. Slower ball, swiped to deep midwicket
length ball angling into him. Clipped to deep midwicket. Wants two, but is forced to settle for one
this time they take the run as this length ball goes down the leg side with Fletcher having to dive to his left. Fletcher, in fact, potentially saved three extra 'extras' with his effort. However, Russell would've been gone with the direct hit
around the stumps. Good length ball outside leg stump. Patel makes room and tries to play through cover but misses. Patel wants to steal a bye, but Russell hasn't run! Fletcher misses the stumps, so Patel is not out however Russell is at the non-striker's. Russell should've run!
Samit Patel, hasn't faced a ball yet. A free-hit for him, you'd think, even if he hits the ball high up for a catch. Atleast the batters could cross for Russell to face the last five deliveries. Or the low-risk option is to search for the single. #MindGames with Cottrell giving his hat to the umpire. Patriots NEED a win to keep their season alive. Knight Riders NEED one too, but not as desperately since they have another league-stage game left. However, a loss for Knight Riders will dent their playoff chances significantly.
gets a boundary, but off strike for the next over! TKR need 16 off the final six and Bravo finishes with 2-46. Full outside off, misses the wide yorker, and Russell drills this swatted shot to deep extra cover
gets back on strike. Yorker length, just outside off. Squirts a sliced shot over point for a couple, and Russell is helped by a poor throw from the deep that wasn't near the stumps
gets another six away and brings the target to 22 off eight. Full ball on off from around the stumps and Russell hammers an inside-out thumping shot to wide long off. Hits the boundary skirting on the full!
full and wide outside off. Almost a wide yorker, importantly inside the tram-lines.
in the slot and in his arc. Full ball, outside off. Russell hangs back and pummels a six over long off!
full outside off from around the stumps. Tries to drag a slog, but sliced. Ball goes high up and the keeper gobbles it up
good length, on off. Flat-batted to long on
pulled to deep midwicket
good length, just outside off. Flat-batted to wide long off for a couple
full on off. Gets low and driven down past the umpire to the fielder in the deep. But he has overstepped!
slower ball, short on off. Tries to ramp it over the keeper but misses
thumped! Fullish just outside off and Seifer hangs back before drilling a six over the bowler's head
full on leg. Mowed after going down on one knee, and hits it behind square to fine leg for four!
|Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|Toss||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||22 September 2022 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 2, Trinbago Knight Riders 0|