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Night belongs to Knight Riders


Night belongs to Knight Riders

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KINGSTON – Reigning champions Trinbago Knight Riders smashed the highest total in T20 franchise cricket on the way to inflicting a fourth successive defeat for Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League on Friday night.

Unbeaten Trinbago Knight Riders galloped to a massive 267 for two off their 20 overs – the highest-ever total in T20 franchise cricket and the third highest-ever across all T20s before restricting the Tallawahs to 226 for five to complete victory by 41 runs at Sabina Park.

Tallawahs were in the hunt when opener Glenn Phillips (62) and Chris Gayle (39) provided a sizzling start of 88 off 44 deliveries.

Once that partnership was broken, however, the innings lost the momentum required and a last ditch effort from Ramaal Lewis (37 not out) and Javelle Glen (34 not out) provided only fireworks but not the miracle needed. (CMC)

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