Caribbean Premier League 2023

‘What a game’ – Twitter can’t keep calm as St Lucia Kings manages to win a close game against Trinbago Knight Riders

Both teams were coming off two back-to-back wins before this game.
Trinbago Knight Riders, St Lucia Kings
Trinbago Knight Riders, St Lucia Kings (Image Credit: Twitter/CPL)

Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Kings locked horns in the 23rd game of the ongoing CPL 2022 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy. The 2020 finalists were coming off two back-to-back wins. The home team (Knight Riders) won the toss and elected to bowl first. Daryl Dupavilion took the wicket of opposition skipper Faf du Plessis on the last ball of the second over.

Wicketkeeper batter Niroshan Dickwella and Johnson Charles stitched a steady partnership of 59 runs. The former mistimed a pull shot against the slower bouncer from Ravi Rampaul and was caught by Khary Pierre. Charles (54) scored almost a run-a-ball half-century before becoming the second victim of Rampaul. Kings couldn’t get going until David Wiese came to the crease in the 16th over. He played a cameo of 33 off just 14 balls.

His innings helped the two-time finalist reach 147/6 at the end of the innings. For TKR, Sunil Narine and Ravi Rampaul took two wickets each while Daryl Dupavilion and Andre Russell took one each.

St Lucia managed to defend the target

In reply, the four-time winners lost the wickets of Leonardo Julien, Colin Munro, and Nicholas Pooran to Roston Chase in the first four overs. At 16/3, skipper Kieron Pollard and wicketkeeper batter Tim Siefert stitched a partnership of 54 runs in 6.5 overs. The latter scored 34 off 23 balls before being caught at deep square leg by Mark Deyal off Alzarri Joseph. Five over later. Seifert followed after scoring run-a-ball 44. Akeal Hosein struggled with the bat as he could only score 13 off 21 balls.

He was caught behind by Dickwella off Joseph. The likes of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine did well to take the team close to its third consecutive win in the tournament. However, a few instances of poor running between the wickets from the duo cost the team the game by one run. The Red Army will play their next game against defending champions St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on September 22.

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