(D/N), Coolidge, Oct 27 2008, Stanford Super Series
(19.2/20 ov, target 118)122/5
Trinidad & T won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
player of the match
Ravi Rampaul
Trinidad & Tobago
• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Ramdin leads T&T to big-money glory

A superbly paced 41 off 28 balls by Denesh Ramdin powered Trinidad and Tobago to victory over Middlesex in the battle of the trans-Atlantic Twenty20 champions and with it the prize of US$280,000

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Scorecard summary
Middlesex117/8(20 overs)
Trinidad & Tobago122/5(19.2 overs)

So that wraps up the proceedings. Trinidad & Tobago seal the contest, and take the spoils. Well played them, I'm Andrew Miller, and join me again tomorrow when T&T return to action with serious hangovers, to take on England.

And now, here come the Trinidad & Tobago players, up onto the podium, to receive their winner's cheque for US$280,000. Daren Ganga claims the spoils, and declares "I'm thrilled. We've worked hard as a team and this is just reward. Being the champions, we didn't want to disappoint Mr Stanford ..." Certainly not, he's been paying their mortgages ever since they were runners-up of the domestic competition in 2006 ....

Now then, here's Sir Viv to unveil the Man of the Match, who will make off with his own cheque for US$20,000. And the man who makes off with the spoils is Ravi Rampaul for his 4 for 25. Well bowled young man.

Time for the presentation. Sir Allen and Sir Viv are up on the podium, as Shaun Udal trudges up to receive his team's cheque for US$100,000. Some small consolation, but he is "bitterly disappointed. We came here to win, but we were sloppy, no excuses. We were outplayed on the night."

Well played Trinidad & Tobago. They restricted Middlesex to a meagre 117, thanks to a brilliant four-wicket haul from Ravi Rampaul, then paced their chase to perfection - a vital holding role from the captain, Daren Ganga, then a breakout partnership of 67 between Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo.

To the victors, the spoils. A cheque of US$280,000 will be winging their way shortly as the podium is wheeled onto the outfield, as Middlesex are left to rue a spate of dropped catches - from Joyce, Morgan and Carter - that left their prospects in tatters

Henderson to Bravo, SIX runs

that's the match! A massive six soars over long-on, and Bravo wheels away in ecstasy before the ball has even touched the ground. He grabs a stump, punches the air, and hurtles into the arms of his jubilant team-mates

Henderson to Bravo, no run

bouncer, and well bowled. It's the one for the over, but it's a dot ...

end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
T&T: 116/5CRR: 6.10 RRR: 2.00 • Need 2 from 6b
Richard Kelly0 (1)
Darren Bravo24 (22)
Tim Murtagh4-0-18-2
Murtagh to Kelly, no run

slower ball, and blocked watchfully down the pitch. It's over to Tyron Henderson to try to save the match

Murtagh to Ramdin, OUT

Ramdin goes for the glory shot, and he could have paid the price ... his foot is in the air as Scott whips off the bails, and a matchwinning innings has just been brought to an end. A fantastic knock though, and only a miracle can save Middlesex now

Denesh Ramdin st †Scott b Murtagh 41 (34m 28b 1x4 2x6) SR: 146.42

Sir Allen is lurking on the boundary's edge

Murtagh to Ramdin, no run

full length, and Ramdin can't cut that one away ...

Murtagh to Ramdin, FOUR runs

it's over now! "Start the car!" declares David Lloyd as the ball one-bounces into the crowd at midwicket!

Murtagh to Ramdin, 2 runs

big swipe and that might have been the gamebreaker, but the ball plugged at long-on, and Middlesex breath again

Murtagh to Bravo, 1 run

sliced drive to third man

Now then, Middlesex needs wickets, and nothing less. Murtagh returns

end of over 189 runs
T&T: 109/4CRR: 6.05 RRR: 4.50 • Need 9 from 12b
Denesh Ramdin35 (24)
Darren Bravo23 (21)
Tyron Henderson3-0-15-0
Henderson to Ramdin, 2 runs

cut to deep point, and the groundstaff rush out to replace the stump camera. That's a hint that a stampede may be about to happen ...

Henderson to Ramdin, 2 runs

overthrows from backward square, and that's just sloppy. Scott kicks the turf in frustration, he knows the game is up

Henderson to Ramdin, 1 wide

a dramatic pause, as Steve Davis eventually calls a wide. Ramdin was moving at the crease, so Henderson bounced him

Henderson to Bravo, 1 run

dabbed away, and it's now 14 from 14

The Trini Posse, being rabble-roused by Dave, the PA man seated beside me, are now making some noiz...

Henderson to Ramdin, 1 run

low full toss, another single to long-off

Henderson to Bravo, 1 run

slower delivery, full length. Well picked and driven down the ground

Henderson to Ramdin, 1 run

pulled away, but only one run. That's all they need now ...

end of over 1718 runs
T&T: 100/4CRR: 5.88 RRR: 6.00 • Need 18 from 18b
Darren Bravo21 (19)
Denesh Ramdin29 (20)
Neil Carter3-0-26-1

Eighteen off the over, which is what T&T now need. Here comes Henderson to try to save the day.

Carter to Bravo, 2 runs

oh dear, a drive along the ground, Malan fumbles to give away a second run, and this game is close to settled now ...

Carter to Ramdin, 1 run

slower delivery, dabbed to third man, and suddenly this match is getting a bit breathless

Carter to Ramdin, no run

defended, and now the rate is a run a ball ...

Carter to Ramdin, (no ball) SIX runs

the wheels are coming off! A rank waist-high full-toss, and Ramdin bludgeons it over point for the second six of the over!

Carter to Bravo, 1 run

in the air again, Morgan comes in to field on the bounce

Match details
Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
TossMiddlesex, elected to bat first
SeriesStanford Super Series
Player Of The Match
Ravi Rampaul
Ravi Rampaul
Hours of play (local time)17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.50, Interval 18.50-19.10, Second Session 19.10-20.30
Match days27 October 2008 - daynight(20-over match)
T20 debut
Amit Jaggernauth
Amit Jaggernauth
Darren Bravo
Darren Bravo
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Rudi Koertzen
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Steve Davis
TV Umpire
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Simon Taufel
Reserve Umpire
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Asad Rauf
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe