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Patriots hand Tridents first defeat


PETRA GOODING

Patriots hand Tridents first defeat

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BARBADOS TRIDENTS had a sample of the bitter taste of defeat tonight when they went down by one run to the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in their Hero Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket match at Kensington Oval.

Chasing 144 for victory, the Tridents were restricted to 142 for seven in their 20 overs. Not even a battling 82 from captain Kieron Pollard could take the Tridents over the line to what would have been their fourth successive victory.

The Patriots were put in to bat after losing the toss and made 143 for eight. Orlando Peters topscored with 27 and Carlos Brathwaite chipped in with 22 not out off ten balls. Ravi Rampaul, Rayad Emrit and Kieron Pollard all took two wickets each.

The Tridents were at one stage in big trouble on 14 for three, but a fourth wicket partnership worth 93 runs between Pollard and Shoaib Malik helped to give the fans hope for a victory.

Malik made 35 before he was stumped by Devon Thomas off the bowling of Shahid Afridi. Pollard was run out trying to get the crucial run needed to tie the scores and force the Super Over.

Sheldon Cottrell and Sohail Tanvir took two wickets each while Afridi and Peters took a wicket a piece for the Patriots.

The Man-of-the-Match award went to Pollard.

This was the Tridents’ final home match and they next play the St. Lucia Zouks at Warner Park on Wednesday. (PG)

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