CPL 2018: Ramdin, Ahmed Star as Knight Riders Consolidate Position at The Top

One other stable all-round present by Trinbago Knight Riders noticed them publish a seventh win in 9 video games and consolidate their place on the highest of the 2018 Caribbean Premier League factors desk.Despatched into bat by the Barbados Tridents captain, the hosts rode on a spunky 31-ball 51 by Denesh Ramdin to publish a formidable 180 for five. The bowlers, then led by Fawad Ahmed’s three-wicket haul helped them limit the Tridents to 171 for five. The nine-run win took Knight Riders to 14 factors on the desk – three away from second-placed St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Colin Munro and Chris Lynn received the Knight Riders off to a blazing begin as they racked up 35 runs in simply 2.Four overs. Lynn was the aggressor of the 2 smashing 29 in 10 balls which included 4 fours and two sixes earlier than he fell to Chemar Holder.

Munro was then joined in by Ramdin, who received going straight away. The pair added 75 runs for the second wicket in simply eight overs with Ramdin, particularly, carting the Tridents bowlers to all elements of the bottom to deliver up his second fifty of the match.

The guests staged a comeback with the wickets of Munro (28), Ramdin and Brendon McCullum (4) in fast succession however captain Dwayne Bravo ensured the Knight Riders completed on a excessive as he smashed a 33 in 20 balls with three fours and two sixes to assist his aspect breach the 180-mark.

The Tridents had a sedate begin to their chase with openers Sunny Sohal (22) and Tion Webster (16) including 35 runs for the opening wicket. Ahmed, then accounted for each batsmen because the guests had been decreased to 47 for two after seven overs. Shai Hope and Nicolas Pooran performed a couple of enticing pictures throughout their 45-run stand earlier than Ahmed struck once more eliminating the previous for 22. Hope’s wicket additionally catapulted Ahmed to the highest of the charts close to the main wicket-taker within the match.

Pooran slammed 44 in 32 balls however with lack of assist from the opposite finish could not do a lot. With 39 wanted off 18, the onus was on Jason Holder to get the aspect house. He hit a 4 and a six throughout the course of his innings however pacer Ali Khan quashed any hopes of a Tridents win dismissing the captain for 21 leaving the decrease order for a complete lot to do ultimately.

Ahmed completed with wonderful figures of three for 28 and was ably assisted by Khary Pierre, who regardless of not choosing a wicket bowled at an financial system charge of simply 4.67 runs per over.

First Printed: September 8, 2018, 12:23 PM IST


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