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CPL 2020 Final, TKR vs SLZ Highlights: Trinbago Knight Riders win title, create history with perfect season

CPL 2020 Final Live Score, TKR vs SLZ Highlights: TKR have made history with their win in the final -- they have completed the season without having lost a single match.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 11, 2020 8:35:46 am
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CPL 2020 Final, TKR vs SLZ Highlights: Trinbago Knight Riders, batting second in the CPL 2020 final vs St Lucia Zouks, chased down 155 for victory on the back of a 138-run partnership between Lendl Simmons (84*) and Darren Bravo (58*) to win by 8 wickets with 1.5 overs to spare. TKR have made history with their win in the final — they have completed the season without having lost a single match. They won all their 12 matches in the season.

The Zouks, batting first, got off to a strong start in the Powerplay overs courtesy a 67-run partnership between Andre Fletcher (39) and Mark Deyal (29). However, Khary Pierre (0/20) and Fawad Ahmed (2/22) did well to put pressure on the batting side, which resulted in the batsmen throwing away their wickets with a few injudicious shots. Kieron Pollard took four wickets in the Knight Riders’ recovery.

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CPL 2020 Final, TKR vs SLZ Highlights:

23:09 (IST)10 Sep 2020
A perfect season - TKR create history

Trinbago Knight Riders have done the unthinkable. They have won the title without having lost one match throughout the season. 12 matches. 12 wins. Bravo and Pollard win another T20 Cup final.

23:06 (IST)10 Sep 2020
TKR win CPL 2020 title

The winning runs come with a four to fine leg. TKR have won the title. They were pushed in the final, but they have won by 8 wickets with 11 balls to spare. A 138-run partnership between Simmons and Bravo sees them home ithout problem.

23:04 (IST)10 Sep 2020
TKR gallop towards win

Kuggeleijn brought back to bowl out his quota with the required run rate having come down to 6. Simmons swings and swings for a six off his first ball. The TKR dugout erupts in celebrations. The game seems to be in the bag now. Simmons goes over the hills again, this time for a one-bounce four over extra cover. Simmons gets an edge to run for four to third man to end the over. TKR are galloping towards the title now. 16 runs come in the 19th over. TKR 153/2 after 18, need just 2 more to win.

22:58 (IST)10 Sep 2020
23 runs scored off 17th over

Zahir Khan bowls the 17th. Simmons pulls the first ball for four. The second ball is smashed for six. Bravo lofts another six in the over, down the ground. Zahir Khan errs in his length and Bravo and Simmons make him pay. 50 for Bravo! Who ends the over with another six. 23 runs are scored off the over. TKR 131/2 after 17, need 18 in 3 overs

22:52 (IST)10 Sep 2020
TKR need 41 in 4 overs

Kuggeleijn brought back to bowl the 16th over as the Zouks look to reassert their dominance. And the Kiwi rewards Sammy's faith with another excellent over. Just 2 runs and 2 extras from the over. Kuggeleijn has one over remaining. TKR 114/2 after 16

22:46 (IST)10 Sep 2020
TKR need 45 in 5 overs

Kesrick bowls the 15th. Tries to hold a wide outside off stump line. Doesn't work. Bravo pulls for four again. The Zouks now in some concern with all the momentum on TKR's side. 9 runs come off the over. This partnership now worth 91. Simmons on 56, Bravo on 41. TKR 110/2 after 15, need 45 in 5 overs

22:39 (IST)10 Sep 2020
TKR need 54 in 6 overs

Roston Chase gives away just 2 runs in the 13th over. He ends his spell with figures of 1/13 in 4 overs. Sensational spell in the context of the chase. Javelle Glen bowls the 14th over as the Zouks look to save up their premier bowlers for the overs at the death. Nabi has 1 left. Kuggeleijn has 2. Zahir Khan was economical in the only over he bowled. And TKR look to capitalize on the Glenn over. Bravo pulls for a six off the second ball. And does it again off the fifth ball. 100 comes up for TKR. TKR 101/2 after 14, need 54 in 6 overs

22:30 (IST)10 Sep 2020
50 for Lendl Simmons

Kesrick brought back to bowl the 12th. Simmons swings and swings hard enough just to clear the man at the square leg boundary. Simmons then cuts for four to move to 49. Expensive over from Kesrick as the seamers go for runs after some good work by the spinners. Lendl Simmons gets to his 50 and also moves to the top of the run charts in CPL 2020. Kesrick goes for 15 in an over. TKR need 72 in 8 overs

22:25 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Sammy goes for 9

Sammy brings himself on in the 11th over. Bowls wide and frustratingly out of reach of Bravo's bat. Bravo picks up on the last ball of the over to launch it into the stands over the wide mid on fence though. 9 runs off Sammy's over. TKR need 87 in 9 overs

22:18 (IST)10 Sep 2020
TKR need 96 in 10 overs

Spin piles on the pressure on the chasing team. Nabi gives away just 2 runs in the 8th over. Left arm chinaman bowler Zahir Khan fares similarly in the next over. Simmons swings hard at one delivery against Nabi in the 10th over to bring the first boundary in 4 overs. TKR 59/1 after 10 overs, Simmons on 34, Bravo on 14. The chasing team have it all to do in the last quarter of this match. 

22:07 (IST)10 Sep 2020
SLZ 43/2 after 7

Runs off the 6th over as Kesrick is introduced in the last Powerplay over. 14 runs and three boundaries coming in Kesrick's over. Simmons gives him the charge. He moves into the 20s as the TKR chase finally gets some momentum. Chase bowls an excellent 7th over to follow, just 3 runs come off it. SLZ 43/2 after 7

21:57 (IST)10 Sep 2020
TKR in early trouble

Chase continues in the 5th over. Bravo, was looking a little uncomfortable against the fast bowler's short deliveries, gets hold of an overpitched ball from CHase and gets a six over long on. TKR 26/2 after 5

21:49 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Second wicket

Tim Seifert is in at 3. And he is Out straightaway. Kuggeleijn strikes this time. Gets his countryman caught behind for just 4. Kuggeleijn, with 17 wickets, is now the highest wicket taker of the season. Two quick wickets in the chase now. Darren Bravo joins Simmons with TKR in some trouble. TKR 19/2 after 3.3

21:42 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Chase strikes - First wicket falls in chase

Nabi's off spin for the 2nd over. Webster swings at a delivery and finds the gap towards wide mid on. Both openers have found the fence once now. Roston Chase bowls the 3rd over. The Zouks' spinners have donw the trick for them all through the season. They have defended some low totals. Could they do it again today? TKR lose their first wicket! Webster top edges and is gone for 5. TKR 13/1 after 2.4

21:32 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Chase begins

Kuggeleijn bowls the first over for the Zouks. Lendl Simmons faces, Tion Webster at the other end. Kuggeleijn strays with his line off the first ball and Simmons starts the chase off with a four. A good end to the over by the bowler. Almost gets Webster to return a catch off the last ball. TKR 7/0 after 1

21:17 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Zouks all out for 154

Ali Khan bowls out Zahir off his first ball. A perfect finish for TKR, who fought back in this match from being put to the sword in the Powerplay by Andre Fletcher. The Zouks have been bowled out for 154. The Knight Riders need 155 to win in 20 overs.

21:15 (IST)10 Sep 2020
2 wickets in Pollard's 19th over

Pollard strikes again! And again, it's a key wicket. Zadran pulls but is caught at deep square leg by Raza. He goes for 24 as the Zouks' slide continues. Kuggeleijn and Kesrick Williams is in at 9 and 10. The 150 comes up for the Zouks in the 19th over but it's been a collapse from 87/2. Pollard almost gets a fifth wicket but Kesrick gets away with a long hit that lands between two fielders. Confusion between the two batsmen in going for a second run off the last ball of the over and Pollard runs out Kesrick. SLZ 154/9 after 19

21:09 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Pollard bowls his 4th, and takes another wicket

Javelle Glen in at 8 to join Zadran. Sikandar Raza brought back to bowl the 18th over. Glenn pulls him for four. 10 runs off Raza's second over, 28 runs from his 2 overs today. Don't expect him to bowl again. Still no Bravo with the ball! Fawad, Pierre and Ali Khan have overs remaining, but it's Pollard who takes the ball for the 19th. And there's a wicket off the first ball. Glen is out to his off cutter. SLZ 148/7 after 18.1

21:02 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Sammy Out for 8

Still no Bravo over today. Hosein bowls the 17th. Sammy miscues a shot that goes high up in the air. Ali Khan misses the catch. Zadran times a shot to the off side to get a six over extra cover. Sammy is out lbw to Hosein. He goes for 8. Didn't do much except that one six. All on Najibullah Zadran to take the score near the 175-mark now. SLZ 137/6 after 16.5

20:56 (IST)10 Sep 2020
Wickets bring TKR back into game

Darren Sammy comes to the party! A swing for six off his second ball. Pollard positions himself at forward short leg to Sammy. And has a word with Sammy at the end of the over. Spicy stuff! Zadran takes strike against Ali Khan in the 16th over. Gets a four to third man with a swing. More dots to end the over. SLZ 129/5 after 16