off the pads and the batsmen jog through for a single to wrap up the proceedings. In the end, the Superstars were too super for the Stanford champions, but they were made to sweat for their victory
So, that's the end of that. The Superstars avoid embarrassment as they emerge victorious by 22 runs. The main man was Sylvester Joseph, whose unbeaten 45 from 31 balls provided vital impetus to his team's innings. In reply, T&T never really got going. They looked as though they were pacing themselves at one stage, but it turned out they only had one gear, and Sulieman Benn's figures of 2 for 15 from four overs put the skids under their ambitions.
Still, it's been an entertaining start to the tournament, with the promise of much more to follow. I'm Andrew Miller, and join me again tomorrow for England against Middlesex.
Rampaul has swung with such massive intent that he has lost his bat! Square leg comes under fire from a lump of timber while the ball nestles in the wicketkeeper's gloves ... all manner of referrals going on, firstly for a no-ball, secondly for a catch at the wicket. Everything is very inconclusive, but not out is the verdict. The only person celebrating is Rampaul ...
ever hopeful stuff, but no contact again
that's definitely that! Full and angled into the leg stump, and beats Badree's ambitious swish across the line
drilled into the covers where it is fielded on the bounce. And that's probably that
a wild swish, just the latest of many, and that's another over done and dusted. T&T need a miracle now
bouncer, and an accurate one. Another dot ball
that's plumb! Cooper walks across his stumps, and is struck right in front of middle. No doubts there for umpire Taufel
extraordinary delivery. Such a slow and looping bouncer that Cooper had enough time to play five shots, and miss with them all ...
that's an exceptional shot! Makes room to cream the ball through the covers. Cooper dooper!
A big ask now ... but anything can happen ...
another ambitious swipe into the leg-side, but minimal timing
worked into the covers, but singles aren't enough now
a baseball-style swing to midwicket, and nearly two run-outs in two balls as the shy comes in
steered into the covers, and instantly looking for two, but it's never on. The shy comes in, and Ramdin is six inches short in spite of a despairing dive. Not much left for T&T now
now that's a strike! On the up, over the covers, and one bounce, into the T&T dressing room. A good inside-out strike to revive his team's hopes
steered into the off side, but no boundary there. Fours and sixes are the order of the day with three overs to go
clipped off the pads, and Sulieman Benn shies at the non-striker's stumps
|Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua|
|Toss||Trinidad & Tobago, elected to field first|
|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 days||25 October 2008 - daynight (20-over match)|
Stanford Super Series 2008-09
Superstars in name only
Joseph and Benn ease Superstars past Trinidad
Stanford Superstars v Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua
|D Ramdin||run out||13||7|
|R Rampaul||not out||1||5|
|S Ganga||not out||1||1|
|Extras||(lb 9, nb 1, w 5)|
|Total||124(8 wkts; 20 ovs)|