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Vincy Premier T10 League 2020, Day 3, Highlights: Ambris helps Breakers win with record total

Vincy Premier T10 League 2020 Highlights: Sunil Ambris scored a blistering 75* to help Salt Pond Breakers put 132/0 on the scoreboard as they beat La Soufriere Hikers by 25 runs.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: May 25, 2020 5:15:12 pm
stillveepeeelforu VPL T10 Highlights: Salt Pond Breakers won the top of the table clash. (Screenshot)

Vincy Premier T10 League 2020 Highlights: The Vincy Premier League, the answer to prayers from cricket-starved fans around the globe, rolled into its third day on Sunday, with the stars of the competition — Sunil Ambris, Delorn Johnson, Kesrick Williams, Lindon James et al — once again lining up against each other.

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The highlight of the third day was Sunil Ambris’ unbeaten record-75 against La Soufriere Hikers as his knock helped Salt Pond Breakers to win the last match of the day by 25 runs. Previously, Grenadine Divers’ Asif Hooper scored the first 50 in the VPL as he scored 59*. Fort Charlotte Strikers’ Gidron Pope also scored a 59 in the chase, but the Strikers fell 22 runs short.

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23:42 (IST)24 May 2020
Salt Pond Breakers win by 25 runs!

Always a losing game for Hikers towards the end as they needed 36 runs from the last six balls, but Dillon Douglas (47) didn't give up the fight till the very end. In their own right, they batted well as they finished on 107/5 in the end, but it was not enough as Salt Pond Breakers won by 25 runs. Sunil Ambris' unbeaten 75 should help him take away the man of the match award. 

23:31 (IST)24 May 2020
WICKET!

La Soufriere Hikers lose their third wicket of the day as Dean Browne walks off after being runout. All but over?

23:28 (IST)24 May 2020
LSH: 74/2 after 7 overs

Douglas (38*) welcomes the first ball of the seventh over with a humongous maximum straight down the middle after he and his partner Browne (15*) got just five runs in the previous over. Another ball, another boundary again. Jeremy Layne proves costly with the ball as he concedes 18 runs off the over. Could this be the break that they need? Can Hikers still get 59 runs from 18 balls?

23:20 (IST)24 May 2020
LSH: 51/2 after 5 overs

After Harry's performance with the ball, Benniton Stapleton keeps the pressure on Hikers. But Douglas (28*) had some other ideas as he finishes the over with a six to replenish their confidence. Halfway into the innings already, and Hikers still need 82 runs.

23:14 (IST)24 May 2020
LSH: 40/2 after 4 overs

Javed Harry pops up with a precious over to turn the tide over to the Breakers's side again. Although he got hit for a boundary in the last ball by Douglas (22*), he came up with a brilliant show of spin bowling for the first five balls. Just 7 runs off the over.

23:10 (IST)24 May 2020
LSH: 33/2 after 3 overs

After losing the wicket, Hikers got 7 runs from the second over, and they up their ante through Dillon Douglas (17*)! Two consecutive sixes, two much needed ones to instill the team with confidence. He's dropped too by Breakers and will they regret it? Dean Browne, on the other hand, is on 2*. 15 runs from the over. 

23:02 (IST)24 May 2020
RUNOUT!

Another one bites the dust. Desron Maloney walks back to the pavilion having played just one ball as his bails are dislodged by a brilliant piece of fielding. La Soufriere Hikers are losing the plot here clearly.

23:00 (IST)24 May 2020
LSH: 10/1 after the first over

Desron Maloney and Salvan Browne start the chase for La Soufriere Hikers. The ball is with Delorn Johnson, and he is hit for a six in the first ball itself. Browne is fighting fire with fire as he hits a boundary now. But fourth ball, and he's bowled! Dillon Douglas comes on and finishes the over with two rash attempts with the bat. An eventful first over.

22:47 (IST)24 May 2020
Hikers need 133 runs to win

Looking to finish on a high, Ambris continues the onslaught and hits Browne for a four above everyone's heads, and he takes a single to give strike to Nedd who is nearing his fifty. On the last ball of the innings, Nedd hits a massive six to end his brilliant knock on 50*. Sunil Ambris ends on 75*. With Salt Pond Breakers ending it on 132/0 at the end of ten overs, is it game over for Hikers?

22:42 (IST)24 May 2020
SPB: 119/0 after 9 overs

After getting 12 overs from the over, Breakers don't show any signs of stopping as they have achieved the highest team total in VPL so far. Ambris (69*) hits a massive six, and after swinging and missing a bit, he ends the over with a single. 

22:37 (IST)24 May 2020
SPB: 99/0 after 7 overs

Sunil Ambris (61*) reaches his half-century in style with a huge six down the middle facing against Jeremy Haywood. His fifty is the third of the day. The partnership with Nedd (31*) is the best-ever in the league. Breakers are going berserk here.

22:31 (IST)24 May 2020
SPB: 78/0 after 6 overs

Breakers keep their momentum going and continue to agonise the Hikers as Ambris moves into his 40s with a boundary. Nedd (25*) hits another one and Ambris complements his partner's confidence with yet another four. He is now on 47*.

22:26 (IST)24 May 2020
SPB: 61/0 after 5 overs

The spinner Lewis is back again, and Breakers go back to their usual ways as Nedd (20*) hits a big six to his leg-side. He continues with the momentum and ends the over with another boundary. Does another 100+ score await us?

22:22 (IST)24 May 2020
SPB: 48/0 after 4 overs

La Soufriere Hikers needed a break and Kimson Dalzell provided just that as he kept Ambris within control, although dropping a catch in the beginning. But they will seriously regret dropping the explosive batsman for a second time! Just 4 runs from the over.

22:17 (IST)24 May 2020
SPB: 44/0 after 3 overs

Although Kenson Dalzell brought a bit of variation with his left-arm action, but it takes no time for Ambris to move into his 20s as he hits two consecutive boundaries. Ambris (33*) follows it up with a brilliant hook and a massive six again!

22:12 (IST)24 May 2020
SPB: 26/0 after 2 overs

Deane Browne comes in for the second over and starts off with a slow, deceiving ball to Ambris but follows it up with two disastrous wides. Nedd (6*) then joins the party and absolutely reaps rewards of the situation with a boundary. Ambris (16*) keeps at it and he goes long in the very last ball, what a six! Good start by Breakers so far.

22:06 (IST)24 May 2020
SPB: 11/0 after the first over

Ambris (10*) starts the occasion brilliantly with a confident four. After two rotation of strikes, Ambris hits another boundary over everyone's heads and provides a good start to Salt Pond Breakers. 

22:03 (IST)24 May 2020
Hikers choose to bowl first

In the third encounter of the day, La Soufriere Hikers have won the toss and they have chosen to field first. The opening batsmen for Salt Pond Breakers are Sunil Ambris and Kadir Nedd. Othneil Lewis is the one with the ball. Here we go!

22:00 (IST)24 May 2020
The clash of the undefeated awaits...

Botanic Garden Rangers won the first match of the day, and Grenadines Divers won the second after scoring the highest team total in the competition. Time for Salt Pond Breakers vs La Soufriere Hikers! 

21:41 (IST)24 May 2020
Divers win by 22 runs

A fine 10th over to finish off by Razine Browne. Finishes off the match with a bowled dismissal. He has absolutely nailed the yorker length today. The Strikers finish on 92/6 in 10 overs. Pope's 59 gave some hope to the Strikers' chase but 115 was always going to be too difficult to overhaul. They sink to their third defeat in three matches.