Red Force retain Super50 crown
PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago Red Force beat Barbados Pride by 72 runs to retain the NAGICO Super50 cricket trophy.
Sent in to bat first after losing the toss at Queen’s Park Oval, Red Force scored a challenging 270 for seven off their 50 overs and limited Pride to 198 all out in 42.5 overs.
A poor start saw Pride reduced to 22 for three, and then limped to 80 for six. A seventh-wicket partnership of 59 between Shai Hope (50) and Carlos Brathwaite (46) gave a glimmer of hope before they were removed in successive overs.
Rayad Emrit took three wickets for 46 runs.
Earlier, Darren Bravo topscored for Red Force with 97 runs off 104 balls.
Carlos Brathwaite took two wickets for 54 runs.
The West Indies Cricket Board Professional Cricket League will resume on February 22 when the Regional 4Day Tournament returns.
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 270 for seven in 50 overs (Darren Bravo 97, Kyle Hope 34, Jason Mohammed 31, Denesh Ramdin 26, Evin Lewis 25, Rayad Emrit 18 n.o., Kjorn Ottley 10; Carlos Brathwaite 2-54). Barbados Pride (Shai Hope 50, Carlos Brathwaite 46, Sulieman Benn 27 n.o., Jomel Warrican 24, Jason Holder 14, Shane Dowrich 14; Rayad Emrit 3-46, Jon-Russ Jaggesar 2-30, Marlon Richards 2-38, Akeal Hosein 2-55). Red Force won by 72 runs.