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CPL 2020, BAR vs TKR Highlights: Kieron Pollard pulls off a thrilling win for Knight Riders

CPL 2020, BAR vs TKR Highlights: Kieron Pollard, coming in at 62/5, with Barbados Tridents needing 87 to win from 44 balls, smashed 72 off 28 balls, with two fours and nine sixes.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 29, 2020 11:28:01 pm
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CPL 2020, BAR vs TKR Highlights: Trinbago Knight Riders came back from the dead on the back of a 28-ball 72 by captain Kieron Pollard to beat Barbados Tridents by 2 wickets with one ball to spare in the CPL match on Saturday.

Needing 149 to win in 20 overs, TKR’s chase had an early blow as Jason Holder struck twice in the second over. Kieron Pollard changed the complexion of the chase, coming in at Number 7. Coming in at 62-5, with Barbados Tridents needing 87 to win from 44 balls, he smashed 72 off 28 balls, with two fours and nine sixes to take TKR to the brink of victory before being run out in the last over. Johnson Charles (47) and Kyle Mayers (42) led the charge in the Tridents innings, but the scoring rate was restricted by the Knight Riders bowlers. Ashley Nurse (19), Rashid Khan (12) and Mitchell Santner (8*) came up with some lusty blows towards the end to take the score to 148/7 after 20 overs.

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CPL 2020, Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders Highlights:

23:26 (IST)29 Aug 2020

What a star turn Pollard came up with today. It had seemed Rashid Khan, Jason Holder had done enough to put the screws into TKR's chase, but Pollard had other ideas. 

23:16 (IST)29 Aug 2020
TKR win by 2 wickets with 1 ball to spare

Seales gets a single to get off strike. Khary Pierre hits a six on the off side as Reifer bowls a full toss. And scores are level! And he brings up the winning runs off the next ball. TKR have stormed back into the contest to snatch victory from the Tridents by 2 wickets and 1 ball to spare. A remarkable win. Pollard's 72 off 28 balls the lightning turn in today's match.

23:13 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Pollard is run out for 72 off 28 balls

Stunning throw from Holder to the right end. Pollard cannot make it back in time for the double. He is run out for 72 off 28 balls! Phenomenal innings to blow back life into a match that looked like a foregone conclusion. A huge moment for the Tridents as they get the danger man. Jayden Seales joins Pierre. 8 needed in 4 balls

23:11 (IST)29 Aug 2020
TKR need 9 off 5

Raymon Reifer bowls the 20th over. Pollard on strike. Can he deliver the final blow in this miraculous chase? He starts with a six!  Again slammed straight down the ground as the bowler bowls a full lenght ball. TKR need 9 off 5

23:08 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Pollard doing the impossible

It's Holder vs Pollard for the 19th over. Pollard pumps back an overpitched delivery back past the bowler's head for a six, his seventh six of the innings! And the next ball brings the same result. Pollard taking his team closer and closer to a miraculous victory. Pollard on 64 off 25. TKR need 17 to win off 8 balls. Pierre on strike. Takes a single. Pollard keeps strike for the last over with a single. TKR need 15 off the last over. Pollard on 65 off 26.

23:03 (IST)29 Aug 2020
50 for Pollard - off 22 balls - TKR need 31 in 2 overs

Raymon Reifer bowls a tight 18th over. Pierre has joined Pollard in the middle, with all eyes on the skipper. Pollard gets a lucky four that runs past the keeper. Smashes a four to midwicket cleanly off the last ball to get to his 50. Off just 22 balls. TKR 118/7 after 18, need 31 in 2 overs

22:58 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Pollard goes big- 25 runs in 1 over

Four sixes in the over as Pollard puts Walsh to the sword! Pulled with disdain. Walsh goes for 25 runs in 1 over. Can Pollard do the impossible? Pollard on 42 off 18 balls. Sikandar Raza sacrifices his wicket and is run out to save Pollard's wicket. Pollard on strike now for the 18th over as well. TKR 108/7 after 17.1, need 41 in 3 overs

22:50 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Batsmen see out Rashid Khan's overs

Sikandar Raza comes in at 7. Pollard has a word with him as he steps in. Two experienced campaigners with the task of taking TKR through to a tricky chase. Both batsmen see out Rashid Khan's last over without attacking him. Rashid finishes with 1/21 in 4 overs. TKR 83/6 after 16, needing 66 to win in the last 4 overs.

22:44 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Simmons falls for 32

Pollard starts off with a six off his frist ball. Smashed Hayden Walsh for an emphatic hit over midwicket. Can he pull off a miracle for the Knight Riders? He pulls off another six against Rashid Khan. But the pressure tells on Simmons at the other end, who was struggling to score freely. he steps out to Santner, misses the turn, and is stumped. He goes for 32 off 29 balls. TKR 77/6 after 14.2

22:35 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Fifth wicket - Pollard enters

Hosain, who had survived a few close calls in the last few overs, finally goes for one miscued shot too many and is caught by Holder at long off. A wicket for hayden Walsh. Lendl Simmons has now seen five partners leave him stranded. Kieron Pollard steps in at 7 with his team needing 87 required off 44.

22:30 (IST)29 Aug 2020
TKR need 90 off 48

TKR get off to a wobbly start after the break, Santner almost getting Hosain's wicket. Simmons connects with a slog against Rashid Khan for six in the next over with the required run rate creeping up above 11. At the end of 12 overs, TKR are 59/4.

22:19 (IST)29 Aug 2020
TKR 48/4 after 10

Five singles in Walsh's 9th over. Holder bowls himself for the 10th, with commentators Tom Moody and Danny Morrison not impressed with how he is holding back his spinners for now. Akeal Hosain cuts Holder for a four, the first boundary in a long time as the drinks break is taken. TKR 48/4 after 10, needing 101 to win in the remaining 10.

22:09 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Fourth wicket - TKR in trouble

Tim Seifert has come in at 5 as TKR try to take a foot off the gas after the three early wickets. Hayden Walsh is into the attack at the end of the Powerplay. Raymon Reifer replaces Rashid Khan after that one over. No boundaries hit since that Bravo wicket. And Seifert is gone off the last ball of the 8th over. Caught behind. He falls cheaply. TKR 36/4 after 8 and in deep crisis.

21:58 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Rashid Khan has an instant impact

Nurse gets into the attack in the 5th over. Bravo gets off strike, lets the right hander take on the spinner. Simmons rises to the task, hitting a four and a six to take 10 off 2 balls from Nurse. Rashid Khan is ingto the attack in the 6th over. And he strikes straightaway! Bravo goes for the pull but is LBW. He goes for 6 off 12. TKR 27/3 after 5.2

21:50 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Simmons, Bravo try to rebuild

Simmons, who desperately needs a big score to break his run rut, is joined by Darren Bravo, with TKR needing a bit of a rebuilding effort. Bravo plays a classic cover drive for four to score what are the first runs Holder has conceded today. TKR 14/2 after 4

21:41 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Holder takes 2 wickets in an over

Holder strikes in his first over. Beats Webster for pace with one ball. The batsman then mistimes a shot to the close-in fielder. Webster goes for 5 off 9 balls. Colin Munro, the Kiwi basher, enters the arena at 3. And he is caught in the slips for a duck. Holder with a magical over to rip apart the Knight Riders top order. TKR 6/2 after 2

21:36 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Chase begins

Tion Webster and Lendl Simmons open the innings for TKR. Santner bowls the first over. Webster crashes a boundary over mid off in the first over. Holder to bowl the 2nd over. TKR 6/0 after 1

21:18 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Barbados Tridents 148/7 after 20

Pollar himself to bowl the 20th over. Santner faces. Finds the midwicket fence with a swing off the first ball that goes for a six. Four singles to end the over. The Tridents get to 148/7 after 20 overs, owing to a blast from their lower order. The Knight Riders to chase 149 to win.

21:13 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Nurse falls after a brisk 19

Seales bowls the 19th over, with Nurse carrying on. A top edge runs down for four. A drive over cover for six to follow up. But Seales does well to come back with a change of pace to get the better of Nurse. A few dot balls and then off the last ball Nurse top edges it straight up and the keeper comes under it. Nurse goes for 19 off 9 balls. BAR 138/7 after 19

21:08 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Partnership of 21 off 9 balls between Rashid and Nurse

Ashley Nurse throws the kitchen sink at every ball he faces. Gets two boundaries to end Raza's over. Rashid Khan steps out as Fawad Ahmed bowls the 18th. Gets a four to cow corner to start off. A pull for six off the third ball as the Tridents lower order fires at the death. Rashid is caught by a diving Raza at cover to end the 18th over. A partnership of 21 balls off just 9 balls comes to an end. BAR 128/6 after 18 

Trinbago Knight Riders Squad: Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Tim Seifert(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Dwayne Bravo, Sikandar Raza, Khary Pierre, Fawad Ahmed, Ali Khan, Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein, Pravin Tambe, Anderson Phillip, Amir Jangoo, Jayden Seales

Barbados Tridents Squad: Johnson Charles, Shai Hope(w), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder(c), Rashid Khan, Corey Anderson, Ashley Nurse, Mitchell Santner, Raymon Reifer, Nyeem Young, Hayden Walsh, Justin Greaves, Shamarh Brooks, Keon Harding, Joshua Bishop, Shayan Jahangir, Jonathan Carter