The 8th game of the Caribbean Premier League saw Barbados Tridents take on St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots played at Warner Park, Basseterre.Ab de Villiers and Shoaib Malik provided the ultimate contributions for Barbados Tridents to win the game by 7 wickets in the 18th over.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the toss and elected to bat first. Erin Lewis scored a 33 ball half century to the useful contribution at the top while Jonathan Carter also played a quick-fire 41 runs to take the total to 162 runs after 20 overs. The chase saw the game in balance with Tridents at 45 for 2 after 7 overs.AB de Villiers and Shoaib Malik shared a 63 run partnership to steer his side to close to the target. Shoaib Malik playing as opener struck 54 runs off 46 balls and struck two sixes in his innings.
AB de Villiers produced a match winning performance with an unbeaten 63 runs off 33 balls.He struck five fours and three sixes in his innings. He also shared 58 run unbeaten stand with Kieron Pollard who also scored unbeaten 25 runs off 13 balls to win the game for Tridents by seven wickets.