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Tridents lose opener

HAYDN GILL, [email protected]

Tridents lose opener

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BARBADOS TRIDENTS might have a different line-up but the result is still very much the same.

Fielding a team that included seven first-timers, the Tridents started their 2019 Caribbean Premier League campaign with a disappointing defeat by 47 runs at the hands of the Guyana Amazon Warriors last night.

After a depressing tournament last year when they lost eight of ten matches, the Tridents, under new ownership, made sweeping changes this season including the acquisition of former West Indies coach Phil Simmons but those made no difference to the outcome of a vastly one-sided match at the Guyana National Stadium.

Facing a barrage of left-handers after winning the toss, the Tridents conceded 180 for four and most of the mayhem came in the last four overs when Nicholas Pooran and Sherfane Rutherford, two of the four lefties in the hosts’ top six, combined to smash 72 runs.

The Tridents were then undermined by a quartet of spinners that reduced them to 53 for five in the eighth over, leaving the result a forgone conclusion despite Ashley Nurse’s counter-attacking 40 off 25 balls that gave them only a semblance of hope.(HG)

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