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CPL 2020, SLZ vs TKR Highlights: Bravo brothers star in Knight Riders win

CPL 2020, SLZ vs TKR Highlights: Trinbago Knight Riders reached the revised target of 72 in 8 overs to beat St Lucia Zouks by 6 wickets in a rain-affected tie.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 27, 2020 12:03:28 am
CPLTrinbago Knight Riders take on St Lucia Zouks. (Twitter/TKR)

CPL 2020, SLZ vs TKR Highlights: Trinbago Knight Riders reached the revised target of 72 in 8 overs to beat St Lucia Zouks by 6 wickets in a rain-affected tie. The Zouks were 111/6 after 17.1 overs when rain halted play. TKR were required to chase 72 in 9 overs when play restarted. Pravin Tambe, selected in the Knight Riders XI, became the first Indian to make an appearance in the CPL. He took a wicket in his very first over. Dwayne Bravo became the first to reach 500 T20 wickets in the match. Darren Bravo (23*) top scored in the chase.

Trinbago Knight Riders stand atop the CPL 2020 points table.

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CPL 2020, St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders Highlights:

23:49 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Knight Riders win by 6 wickets

Chemar Holder bowls the 8th over. Darren Bravo continues in attack mode. Carts him for a six back over his head. And brings up the winning runs with 1 over remaining. TKR win by wickets. Darren Bravo (23) and Dwayne Bravo (2/7) the stars of the win.

23:40 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Darren Bravo gets into attack mode

New Zealand's Tim Seifert gets four down to fine leg with a piece of innovation to end the Kuggeleijn over. Kesrick Williams bowls the 7th over. Darren Bravo gets into attack mode, hits a six that just clears the rope to bring the required run rate to 6. 10 runs from the over bring it down to 12 required to win off 12 balls.

23:31 (IST)26 Aug 2020
TKR ahead of DLS par score

Nabi bowls the 5th over. New man in Tim Seifert and Bravo move the score along by rotating the strike. 5 runs of the over. Despite the loss of quick wickets, the Knight Riders are still ahead of the DLS par score. Kuggeleing is brought back with the Zouks looking for another over to rattle the opposition. TKR need 30 off 24 balls

23:23 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Quick wickets put Knight Riders into trouble

Two in two! Webster holes out in the deep off the next ball to bring up a hat-trick ball for Kesrick. Darren Bravo and Pollard are out at 4 and 5. with the run rate just above 7. Pollard heaves a four to long on but gives an inside edge through to the keeper the next ball. 34/4 after 3.3 - 72 to win in 9

23:13 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Munro falls after a burst

Kesrick Williams bowls the third over. Each bowler is allowed to bowl a maximum of 2 overs. And more lucky runs for the Knight Riders, with Munro getting a four with a thick outside edge. But Munro goes for one power shot too many and is caught at the ropes. Munro goes for 17. 27/2 after 2.3 - 72 to win in 9

23:10 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Runs scored at good rate

Kuggeleijn bowls the second over. Tion Webster, the TKR opener, has some trouble against him initially but five wides run past the keeper to release the pressure from him. Munro ends the over with a single to take strike. 21/1 after 2 - 72 to win in 9

23:01 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Nabi strikes in first over

Nabi gets a wicket straight up! Gets Lendl Simmons plumb LBW with his second ball. Simmons's poor form continues. Colin Munro comes in at 3. And goes after Nabi from the word go as well. 10/1 after 1 - 72 to win in 9

22:58 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Knight Riders to chase 72 in 9 overs

The chase has been revised to a 9-over chase of 72 runs. The Zouks were 111/6 after 17.1 overs before rain stopped play. Nabi, 30*, remains the highest scorer from the Zouks side. Chase to begin now.

22:52 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Restart in 10 minutes

The update is in. We will restart at 11 pm IST. 

22:45 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Covers off and bright sunshine

Bright sunshine has replaced the clouds. All the covers, including the pitch cover, being taken off. We are to have a shortened chase when we resume. How soon play can restart after mopping up the outfield is the question. We have around half an hour before a 5-over chase must start for us to have a match.

22:10 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Rain returns

Rain has come back. So have the covers. The rain delay has now extended after we looked set to have a restart. We have now entered losing-overs territory. When does the match need to start before it is called off? At 11 pm IST. A five-over chase must start by then for us to have a game.

21:37 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Covers taken off

Rain has stopped. The covers are being taken off from the outfield. There are some clouds at one end of the stadium. One hour for stoppages is accounted for before overs become getting deducted from the match. 

20:54 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Rain halts play

There is a rain break. The covers are coming on. The rain has halted play with the Zouks score 111/6 after 17.1 overs. The Knight Riders will be thinking they have controlled the match very well so far and will be hoping the clouds pass soon.

20:51 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Sammy struggles

Sammy comes out to join Nabi at 7. Pierre bowls the 16th. Rushes the batsmen with his zippers. Just three singles off the over. Bravo comes back to finish off his overs. And Sammy has a torrid time against him. Given the strike by Nabi early in the over and he fails to connect, just getting a single off the last ball. This could prove costly for Zouks, with Sammy taking time to get his eye in. And he is given LBW off the first ball of the 18th over. His lack of game time showing. Zouks 111/6 after 17.1

20:42 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Fifth wicket

Pollard finishes his spell, giving away just 26 runs in his 4 overs. Fawad Ahmed is laid into in his last over by Nabi. A four and a six to start off the over. Deyal looks to get into the act but is caught in the deep off the last ball. He goes for a long innings of 16, off 23 balls. Zouks 106/5 after 15

20:34 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Some attacking intent from Zouks

Nabi comes out at 6. Times a Pollard ball to perfection to roll it past the keeper for four. Some more runs for the Zouks in the last couple of overs. Tambe taken off after that eventful over, which went for 15, and Fawad Ahmed brought back into the attack. And he bowls another excellent over, giving away just 4 runs. Zouks 86/4 after 13

20:25 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Tambe takes first CPL wicket in first over

Tambe is on for the 11th over. And he is smashed over wide long on for a six by Najibullah. What a welcome to the CPL. That's the first boundary in 6 overs. Najibullah goes after Tambe later in the over too. Four smashed in the same area. The last ball brings a wicket! Najibullah gets a thick edge and Tambe has his first wicket in the CPL! Zouks 73/4 after 11

20:18 (IST)26 Aug 2020
No boundaries hit in 5 overs

Pollard brings himself on to bowl the 8th over. And does well to keep it tight too. The two left handed batsmen are trying to build a partnership, with some quick wickets causing some trouble in their innings. Just 4 runs from the Pollard over. Fawad bowls another tight over. Again, four more singles pushed around the field. Pollard bowls the 10th with the scoring rate taking a serious beating. No boundary has been hit for more than 5 overs now. Zouks 58/3 after 10 overs

20:07 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Fawad Ahmed keeps it tight

Fawad Ahmed bowls the 7th. Najibullah Zadran has joined Deyal. Fawad does well to square up both batsmen on occasions. Zadran plays out five dots before getting a single with a nudge. Zouks 44/3 after 7

20:02 (IST)26 Aug 2020
501st wicket for Bravo

Pierre bowls the 5th over. Roston Chase, continuing his fine form, rocks back and pulls the spinner for four. Bravo comes back to bowl the 6th over, leading the highest wicket takers list in T20s by more than a 100 wickets. Another intelligent over from Bravo, varying his pace. And there is wicket number 501! Roston Chase has been bowled! He falls for 7. Zouks 42/3 after 5.5