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Tridents with comprehensive win over Red Steel


Tridents with comprehensive win over Red Steel

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BARBADOS TRIDENTS made it a perfect three from three at home in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 Cricket Competition tonight, defeating Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel by eight wickets at Kensington Oval.

Set 96 to win off their 20 overs, Shoaib Malik (10 n.o.) stroked the ball for four over mid wicket for the winning running runs, as Tridents reached 98 for two in reply to Red Steel’s 95 for nine.

Tridents openers Dilshan Munaweera and Dwayne Smith gave them a perfect start before perishing in successive balls on either end of the drinks break on 39 and 33, respectively.

Jonathan Carter, who was 15 n.o. at the end, fended the next ball to cover to ensure that Sulieman Benn would not have the first hattrick in CPL history.

Earlier, Red Steel limped to 95 for nine after winning the toss.

Captain Dwayne Bravo scored 30 before he sent a long hop from Mendis into the safe hands of Navin Stewart. The next highest score was 20 from Jason Mohammed, while Johan Botha scored 14.

Jason Holder took full advantage of the bouncy conditions to take three for 11. (SAT/PG)

Summarised scores:

Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel 95-9 in 20 overs (Dwayne Bravo 30, Jason Mohammed 20, Johan Botha 14, William Perkins 13; Jason Holder 3-11). Barbados Tridents 98-2 in 14 overs (Dilshan Munaweera 39, Dwayne Smith 33, Jonathan Carter 15 n.o., Shoaib Malik 10; Sulieman Benn 2-24). Tridents won by eight wickets.