Sunil Narine’s whirlwind innings helps Trinbago stay on top

Trinbago Knight Riders are certainly on a roll at the moment after beating Barbados Tridents in a game played in 2017 Caribbean Premier League on Saturday. The bowlers did a splendid job to restrict Barbados Tridents to 153 runs off 20 overs. Sunil Narine led the way with the bat as all-rounder produced a fabulous display of pinch hitting to score 79 runs off 49 deliveries.

Narine was at his best as he smashed five sixes in his innings as Knight Riders managed to win the game in the final over of the innings by 2 wickets. He was well supported by crucial contributions of Dwayne and Darren Bravo to see the side register their fourth win of the season and go top of the table.

It was not easy at the start of the chase for Trinbago as Wayne Parnell produced a toe-crusher to see Brendon McCollum’s off stump get uprooted. Shoaib Malik got rid of the Colin Munro to see the side in a spot of bother but Narine played his natural game to see the side score at a good rate. Narine survived early in his innings as Tino Best dropped an easy catch. Darren Bravo played a composed at the other end as he added 47 runs with Narine blazing away against the Tridents bowling lineup. Kevon Cooper finished the job as he scored the winning runs to see Trinbago win the game against Barbados Tridents.

Earlier, Tridents batted first after Dwayne Bravo won the toss and opted to field first. The side lost Dwayne Smith and pinch-hitter Wayne Parnell early but Kane Williamson played well to score 30 runs off 35 balls to rebuild the innings with Shoaib Malik.

Williamson added 71 runs with Malik in the process as Tridents looked set for a good score on the board. But quick dismissals of Williamson and Malik meant that Tridents lose momentum at the end of the innings. Barbados Skipper Kieron Pollard scored 14 runs as he could weave his magic with the willow. The spin duo of Sunil Narine and Shadab Khan was once again put the brakes on the rate of scoring as they conceded only 37 runs from their combined eight overs.

Malik played for his half century but found no support at the other end to see Barbados just managing to cross 150-run mark in the last over of the innings.

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