Skipper Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo delivered superlative performances to help Trinbago Knight Riders registered a comfortable win over St.Lucia Zouks by eight wickets and clinch CPL title for the record fourth time.
The day started with Trinbago Knight Riders Skipper Kieron Pollard winning the toss and opting to bowl first. St Lucia Zouks got off to a shaky start to their innings as opener Rahkeem Cornwall perished for a low score.
Mark Deyal and wicket-keeper Andre Fletcher came together and put on 67-run partnership to stabilize the innings for St.Lucia Zouks. Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed provided much-needed breakthrough and got rid of Deyal in the ninth over of the innings.
For St.Lucia Zouks, Andre Fletcher played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 39 runs off 27 balls with the help of four boundaries and two sixes. He was well supported by Mark Deyal, who chipped in with 29 runs off 27 balls with the help of three fours and one six.
Crucial performances from Roston Chase and Najibullah Zadran saw St.Lucia Zouks post a competitive total on the board. The side were bundled out for 154 runs in 19.1 overs.
Najibullah Zadran looked good with the bat and scored 24 runs off 18 balls with the help of three fours and one six, whereas Roston Chase chipped in with 22 runs of 14 balls with the help of one four and one six.
For Trinbago Knight Riders, medium-pacer Kieron Pollard led the way with the ball in hand. He claimed four wickets and conceded 30 runs in his four overs. Pacer Ali Khan and Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed bowled well and claimed two wickets each.
Chasing 155 runs to win the CPL Trophy, Trinbago Knight got off to a poor start as Tion Webster and wicket-keeper Tim Siefert perished for low scores. With the side placed in a tricky situation at 19 for 2, in-form duo of Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo came together and put on a match-winning partnership of 138 runs to help Trinbago Knight Riders clinch the crown for the fourth time in the history of Caribbean Premier League.
For Trinbago Knight Riders, Lendl Simmons was the star of the show with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 84 not out off 49 balls with the help of eight boundaries and four sixes. He was well supported by Darren Bravo, who chipped in with unbeaten 58 off 47 balls with the help of two fours and six sixes.
For his scintillating batting performance, Lendl Simmons was named man of the match. For his all-round contributions with bat and ball throughout the competition, Kieron Pollard was named player of the series.