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CPL 2020, TKR vs SNP Highlights: Trinbago Knight Riders cruise to 8th win on trot

CPL 2020, TKR vs SNP Highlights: Lendl Simmons (96) and Darren Bravo (36) put on a 130-run partnership, the highest partnership of the CPL 2020 season, as the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SNP) by 59 runs.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 3, 2020 12:02:33 am
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CPL 2020, TKR vs SNP Highlights: Lendl Simmons (96) and Darren Bravo (36) put on a 130-run partnership, the highest partnership of the CPL 2020 season, as the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) put up 174/4 in their 20 overs against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SNP). They then bowled out the Patriots for 115/7 to claim a 59-run win, their eighth win of the season from as many matches.

The TKR juggernaut is rolling on in the CPL, with the table-toppers, the only unbeaten team in the season, having already qualified for the semis. For the Patriots, who have won just one game from 8 so far, this defeat sees the remaining mathematical possibility of them qualifying for the semis being snuffed out.

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CPL 2020, Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Highlights:

23:45 (IST)02 Sep 2020
TKR win by 59 runs

The run chase had petered out a while ago. The formalities are now completed. TKR have rampaged on to their 8th win in 8 matches. Another demoralizing loss for the Patriots on the other hand. TKR manage to find a new star performer every day. Today it was the turn of Lendl Simmons. 

23:30 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Raza gets 2 in one over

Sikandar Raza gets 2 wickets in the over as the Patriots innings comes to an end as disastrous as their overall campaign has been. First Ramdin top edges and is caught. Then Drakes suffers the same fate. Just 2 runs off Raza's over as the Knight Riders spinners continue strangling the opposition. SKNP 94/6 after 17, need 81 in 3 overs

23:20 (IST)02 Sep 2020
More wickets - Patriots need 90 in last 5 overs

Fourth wicket. Ben Dunk is out in trying to go for a reverse sweep. Sikandar Raza gets an over in his first over. Dunk goes for 9. Drakes joins Ramdin with the Patriots chase all but over. SKNP 85/4 after 15, need 90 to win off 30 balls

23:11 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Lynn goes for 34

The 13th over starts with Lynn picking up a Bravo full toss and getting six runs down the ground. He is caught in the deep off the next ball though. Lynn goes for 34 off 46 balls. Denesh Ramdin joins Ben Dunk with the game looking to have gone out of the Patriots' grasp. SKNP 74/3 after 13.3, chasing 175 for victory

23:07 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Tambe finishes with 1/12

Tambe takes his second wicket in the CPL. Joshua da Silva is caught and bowled by him. Goes for 29 off 27 balls. Ben Dunk is the new batsman to have joined Lynn. Tambe finishes his spell with figures of 1/12 in 4 overs. SKNP 67/2 after 13, chasing 175 for victory

23:02 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Asking rate climbs above 14

Tambe bowls a maiden over to Lynn as play restarts after a drinks break. Only 7 runs given away in his 3 overs so far. Spectacular stuff from Tambe today. Dwayne Bravo brings himself on in the 12th over. The 50 partnership comes up between Lynn and Da Silva but the lack of accelearation has made the asking rate go up above 14. SKNP 60/1 after 12, chasing 175 for victory

22:51 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Tambe bowls 2 economical overs

Pravin Tambe into the attack as the Powerplay ends. Squares up Lynn with some big turn. 4 runs and two scoring shots in the over. More runs in the seamer, Anderson Philip's over. 7 runs in the over, but Lynn and Da Silva are falling behind the asking rate. Tambe bowls another excellent over. Lynn struck on the pad as he fails to read a googly from the 48-year-young bowler. Philip goes for runs in the 10th over as well. Lynn manages to find one true connection, gets four down the ground. 8 runs from the over. SKNP 56/1 after 10, chasing 175 for victory

22:35 (IST)02 Sep 2020
18 runs off 6th over after a slow start

No easy runs on offer for the chasing team. A couple of runs come off each over in the Powerplay, with the asking rate climbing on the Patriots. Lynn survives a stumping appeal against Akeil Hosein. The Knight Riders have already bowled more overs of spin than the Patriots had all innings, with Pierre and Hosein doing the Powerplay bowling for TKR. Runs come in the 6th over though. Lynn crashes a six off Pierre. Then Da Silva sweeps for four and ends the Powerplay with a six in the same area. SKNP 34/1 after 6, chasing 175 for victory

22:20 (IST)02 Sep 2020

Khary Pierre gets the first wicket. Lewis slashes. Pravin Tambe leaps in the air and clutches on to the catch. Lewis goes for 5. Joshua da Silva is the new man in for the Patriots. SKNP 8/1 after 2, chasing 175 for victory

22:15 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Chase underway

Chris Lynn and Evin Lewis open the Patriots innings as the chase gets underway. Akeil Hosein bowls the first over for the Knight Riders. The Patriots are chasing 175 for victory in what a must-win game for them to remain with at least a mathematical possibility of making it through to the semis. Lewis gets a four with a sweep. Bravo, the stand-in captain, does not look happy with his bowler. SKNP 6/0 after 1, chasing 175 for victory

21:57 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Bravo ends with a six - TKR 174/4 after 20 overs

Seifert gets a leading edge to go up and is caught out off the next ball. He goes for 2. Brings up a hat-trick ball for Drakes. Dwayne Bravo comes in at 7. Sikandar Raza plays and misses at his first ball. Gets some runs to fine leg off the fifth ball. Bravo, on strike for the last ball, goes straight and high off the last ball and ends the innings with a six. TKR 174/4 after 20

21:53 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Simmons falls on 96

An exceptional over by Cottrell at the death. Just 2 runs and a wide, apart from that Bravo wicket, in the 19th over. Simmons, on 94, faces in the 20th over. Dominic Drakes to bowl. Simmons goes for a cheeky scoop, almost hits it straight to third man but the ball falls just out of reach of short third man. Two runs. Simmons is then CAUGHT OUT by Cottrell on the leg side as he goes for another lofted shot. Simmons is gone. He goes for a magnificent 96. TKR 165/3 after 19.2

21:46 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Bravo falls for 36 - Highest partnership of season (130) comes to an end

Bravo falls. An end to this long partnership. Bravo is caught behind off a short ball by Cottrell. He goes for a 35-ball 36, having launched an attack in the later half of his innings after a slow start. Tim Seifert is in to join Lendl Simmons. TKR 159/2 after 18.3

21:43 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Simmons on 94

An excellent 17th over by Emrit. Just 4 runs off it. An economical over against the run of play to stem the run flow. Alzarri Joseph gets away with a few dot balls to start off the 18th, but Simmons gets under an overpitched ball and hits a six down to long on. Next ball is another six, as Simmons looks to end with a bang. Could he get to what would be just the 2nd 100 of CPL 2020. Simmons on 94. This partnership now worth 130, the highest partnership of the season. TKR 159/1 after 18

21:33 (IST)02 Sep 2020
100 partnership comes up - Simmons on 79, Bravo on 36

Bravo smashes a six over wide long on as Drakes bowls into the slot to bring up the 100 partnership. Simmons pulls a short ball for a four later in the over. Lendl Simmons has not looked himself all season, today he is showing why he is such a legend. A century in the offing for him today, the way he is going. Bravo, at the other end, plays another excellently timed for a four through the covers to end the 16th over. Simmons on 79, Bravo on 36. TKR 141/1 after 16

21:26 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Acceleration from Simmons, Bravo, their partnership worth 96

Big over! Jaggessar is attacked by Simmons in the 14th. 15 runs in the over, Simmons getting a six and a four to move to 65. Bravo launches a big six off the first ball of the 15th over, as Cottrell comes back into the attack. Simmons swings for four as well. Gets another four with an edge, to moves to 74. 17 runs come off the Cottrell over, with the pair now accelerating, their partnership worth 96. TKR 125/1 after 15

21:14 (IST)02 Sep 2020
50 for Simmons

Simmons pulls Emrit for a flat six on the leg side as the bowler goes short. That's Simmons's first big shot in a while. Gets to his first 50 of the season with a single. TKR 93/1 after 13

21:10 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Bravo hit by Alzarri

Bravo is hit on the middle of his helmet by an Alzarri bouncer as the batsman fails to duck in time. Alzarri has claimed a few casualties with his pace and bounce today. Bravo pulls Alzarri for four to end the 12th over with the first boundary in 6 overs. TKR 83/1 after 12

21:05 (IST)02 Sep 2020
No boundaries in 5 overs

No boundaries in the last 5 overs. Emrit joins Drakes and Jaggessar in giving nothing away to the batsmen in the 11th over. Simmons and Bravo, who is now on 10 off 17 balls, also might be taking it slowly because Colin Munro, their dependable Number 3, has had to go off retired hurt. Alzarri Joseph brought back into the attack in the 12th. TKR 75/1 after 11.2

20:50 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Patriots bring down the run rate

A bit of a rut in the scoring rate as the Patriots go to their slower bowlers. Dominic Drakes and Jaggessar keep a tight noose on the scoring after the Powerplay. The boundaries have dried up for now. Simmons, on his highest score of CPL 20 now, and Bravo content to rotate the strike with singles. TKR 68/1 after 10