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CPL 2020, TKR vs SLZ Highlights: Trinbago overpower St Lucia by 23 runs

CPL 2020, TKR vs SLZ Highlights: Trinbago Knight Riders, who are leading the points table with 18 points, beat St Lucia Zouks owing to Kieron Pollard's all-round performance.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 6, 2020 8:00:18 pm
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CPL 2020, TKR vs SLZ Highlights: Trinbago Knight Riders maintained their lead in the points table after defeating St Lucia Zouks by 23 runs on Saturday.

Batting first, Trinbago put up 175/5 in 20 overs, owing to a 50 by Darren Bravo and a quickfire 42 by Kieron Pollard. Pollard carried on his form with the ball too as he registered a match-winning 3/35. St Lucia were restricted to 152/7 at the end of 20 overs. Trinbago are leading the points table with 18 points.

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

23:38 (IST)05 Sep 2020

Trinbago maintain their momentum till the very last ball as Seales takes two wickets (Sammy, Kuggeleijn) and concedes just nine runs in the last over. As soon as Fletcher and Mileus were dismissed, St Lucia looked like on their way to losing. Trinbago win by 23 runs and Pollard is named as the man of the match. "The pressure was significant, but we were able to capitalize with the back-end in both the innings," he said.

23:24 (IST)05 Sep 2020
All but over for St Lucia

Trinbago are in the front seat of the match now, as they are keeping both Kuggeleijn and Sammy away from the boundary ropes quite well through the bowling of Bravo and Pollard. 33 runs needed. Only a miracle can save them. SLZ are 143/5 after 19 overs.

23:15 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Najibullah walks back, Trinbago in control

With a wicket in the last two overs, Trinbago has almost sealed the deal. Restricted the boundaries, a flurry of wickets, and unsettling the batsmen... they just have to not let St Lucia get 45 runs from the last three overs now. SLZ are 131/5 after 17 overs.

23:06 (IST)05 Sep 2020

The require rate's over 13 now, so Nabi knows exactly what to do. Facing Pollard, he just launches the ball way over the ropes for a maximum. But the bowler exacts revenge four balls later and dismisses the Afghanistani for 17. SLZ are 121/4 after 16 overs.

23:01 (IST)05 Sep 2020
St Lucia slow down in their chase

After Pollard removed the in form Fletcher for 42, the tide has turned into the favour of Trinbago as St Lucia have just managed to get 10 runs from the last 11 balls. Najibullah (7*) and Nabi (5*) are in the middle. SLZ are 111/3 after 15 overs.

22:50 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Pollard gets Deyal

Pollard gets a breakthrough. Deyal is out for 40 after skying a mistimed shot. Nabi joins Fletcher at 4. Bravo bowls the 13th over. Nabi finds the middle of the bat and hits a six over midwicket. Zouks 95/2 after 13

22:37 (IST)05 Sep 2020

That was a short rain halt. Deyal and Fletcher walk out with the Zouks needing 108 off the last 10 overs. They have wickets in hand though. Deyal goes after Akeil in the 11th. A pull towards midwicket for four and Deyal moves to 40. Zouks 77/1 after 11

22:21 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Rain halts play

A bit of rain has come down. The ground staff take over and the players go off. The D/L par score at this stage is 70, which means TKR will win the game if it gets called off with no further play. Zouks 63/1 after 9.4 overs

22:11 (IST)05 Sep 2020
More runs - Fawad Ahmed goes for 13

Fawad Ahmed for some more spin as the non-Powerplay overs start. Deyal continues firing against him. Deyal follows up with a reverse sweep for four. Andre Fletcher then clatters a six. Big over! 13 runs off it. Raza and Pierre, the two other spinners, have much better luck in the next two overs. Seales brought on to bowl the 10th as we see seam bowling after a while. Zouks 55/1 after 9

21:57 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Bravo strikes

TKR go to Pierre in the 5th. Both batsmen get a four each in the over, signalling a change in gear. Bravo to bowl the last over of the Powerplay. And he strikes! The first wicket falls. A great catch by Seifert. Melius is out for 12. Andre Fletcher is in at 3 to join Deyal. A successful Powerplay for the Knight Riders. Zouks 26/1 after 6

21:47 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Miserly start

Knight Riders use Sikandar Raza with the new ball alongside Akeil Hosein. Raza also gives away just 2 runs in the 2nd over. Not much better luck for the batsmen in the 3rd over wither. The first boundary comes in the 4th over, as Raza continues. Deyal reverse sweeps to find the fence. Zouks 13/0 after 4

21:36 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Chase begins

Can the Zouks break TKR's unstoppable winning run? They need to chase down 176 to do that. Deyal and Melius open for the Zouks. Akeil Hosein bowls the first over. Just 2 runs in the over. Zouks 2/0 after 1 over

21:17 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Zouks need 176 in 20 overs to win

Dwayne Bravo comes out at 6 to join his brother in the 19th over after the Pollard wicket. And starts off with a first ball four. Kesrick Williams back to bowl the 20th over of the day. Darren faces. Huge six off the first ball over long on. Attacking shots from both the brothers off every ball in the last over but Kesrick does some good death over bowling. Darren gets to his 50 - off 41 balls - off the 5th ball of the over. And he is out off the last ball. TKR end with 175/5 in 20 overs.

21:10 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Pollard falls after 21-ball 42

Kesrick Williams goes for runs in the 18th. Both batsmen hit a six each off him. 16 runs come off it as the Knight Riders zoom past 150. Kuggeleijn continues in the 19th. And the rampage continues. Pollard finds the fence off consecutive deliveries - first a four and then a six - both to midwicket. But he's caught behind off the next ball. Pollard goes. For 42 off 21 balls. What a flier he has given the Knight Riders. TKR 160/4 after 18.5

20:59 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Pollard looks to attack

Sammy bowls the 16th. Not a bad start to the over but Pollard produces two boundaries to end the over. A four and a six to end. 13 runs off Sammy's second over. Kuggeleijn brought back in the 17th as the innings comes to a close. Pollard is swinging at everything now. And getting a few fortunate runs in the process. TKR 132/3 after 17

20:43 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Swings and misses

Pollard steps in at 5 to join Darren Bravo. Sammy gives away 6 runs and gets 1 wicket in his first over of the season. Nabi brought back to bowl the 14th. He gives away just 1 run in his over! When is the acceleration coming? Kesrick Williams brought back to bowl the 15th. Both batsmen try to force the pace of the innings but a few swings and misses happening right now. TKR 108/3 after 15

20:30 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Sammy bowls his first over in CPL 2020! And gets a wicket!

A six by Bravo and five singles as play restarts in the 11th over. Zahir Khan going for 11 in the over. Deyal, the utility bowler, has better luck in bowling a tight over. Gives away just three singles in the 12th over. Darren Sammy himself to bowl the 13th! His first ball is pulled for four by Bravo. But Sammy strikes! Seifert is out for 33. Sammy has taken a wicket in his very first over of the season! TKR 93/3 after 12.4

20:19 (IST)05 Sep 2020
TKR 74/2 after 10

Bravo and Seifert get the TKR innings to the halfway stage at 74/2. Seifert on 30. Bravo on 7 off 9 balls. We have seen how Bravo can build up his innings and go for the kill after the first 20 balls or so. The Zouks are sticking to spin. And it's been singles all the way since the last wicket for the Knight Riders. 

20:12 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Webster falls for 20

Roston Chase brought into the attack in the 6th. Seifert gets some lucky runs against him. Two fours in the over. Left arm spinner Zahir Khan brought into the attack in the 7th. Tion Webster pulls off a massive hit against him. Webster is bowled off the last ball. He falls for 20. Darren Bravo joins Seifert. The Zouks continue with spin. TKR 65/2 after 8

19:55 (IST)05 Sep 2020
TKR 36/1 after 5

Tim Seifert is in at 3. Tion Webster gets into the act in the 4th over as Nabi continues. Steps out of the crease lofts a six over long off. Kesrick Williams replaces Kuggeleijn in the 5th. A no ball brings forth a free hit. Seifert capitalizes on the opportunity. A good over ruined by a six off the free hit. Follows up with a four off the last ball. Both batsmen move to double digits. TKR 36/1 after 5

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

St Lucia Zouks Squad: Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher(w), Leniko Boucher, Kavem Hodge, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy(c), Javelle Glenn, Scott Kuggeleijn, Kesrick Williams, Chemar Holder, Saad Bin Zafar, Mark Deyal, Zahir Khan, Obed McCoy, Roston Chase, Kimani Melius