TKR get sweet revenge against Tallawahs

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier LeagueTrinbago Knight Riders have bounced back from their loss against the Jamaica Tallawahs (JT) to register a four-wicket win of their own. Decision came down to the final ball of the match on Sunday.Playing at the Central Broward Park in Florida, TKR won the toss and turned the tables by giving JT first strike. Tallawahs, led by two entertaining half centuries from opener Glen Phillips and David Miller down the order, set a target of 184 for victory, with the loss of only five wickets.Contrastingly, two half centuries from Colin Munro and Darren Bravo, and a much needed cameo from skipper Dwayne Bravo, were instrumental in the chase.Imam Wasim had an eventful first two overs with the removal of Sunril Narine without scoring and Chris Lynn for two. Lynn misjudged a run and found himself far from home. TKR were in trouble at 16-2.Oshane Thomas picked up the wicket of Brendon McCullum for eight, as he mistimed a shot outside off and was caught at backward point.With the score on 28 – 3, Munro and Darren Bravo made a tremendous recovery with a 107-run partnership. Darren contributed an even 50 and got out, while Lynn had four sixes and four fours in his 51-ball stay of 67.The left-hander Bravo hit five sixes in the 35 balls he faced before being bowled by Wasim. Dwayne entered with the equation being the TKR needing 48 runs from 18 balls. Like his little brother, he slammed five maximums in his 11-ball 36.With 21 required from 12, Russell struck in the penultimate over when he bowled Munro down the leg side. Javon Searles was the new batsman, and he gave the strike to the captain, who blasted the final ball of Russell’s over over the rope for six. TKR now needed seven from the final over.Searles missed the first delivery, got a leg bye on the second, then the skipper got out going for a big shot over point and was caught by Kennar Lewis. Ball four was a dot and the fifth was a wide, decreasing the equation to five runs needed from two balls.Thomas’s second attempt at the delivery went for two, and now Tallawahs were set to secure victory with two lower order batsmen in the middle and three runs to get from one ball. Searles cut one short and wide outside the off in front of square, and that ball ran away to the boundary for the win.Earlier in the evening, bowling first seemed to work out fine from the first over for TKR, who struck through man-of-the match Khary Pierre when he trapped Lewis lbw for 1.Meanwhile, at the other end, Phillips got to work right away on his knock of 80, with Steven Taylor joining. Two overs later, Tallawahs were set back with the loss of Taylor for eight, and Pierre was having a magnificent start to his spell.Ross Taylor then entered with the score on 26 – 2, but found himself back in the dugout after putting just seven runs on the board. A full delivery on leg from Fawad Ahmed got a top edge as Ross went for a big sweep and was caught by Dwayne Bravo in first slip. JT were now 47 – 3.When Miller arrived in the middle, Tallawahs’ strike rate got a significant boost with Phillips batting aggressively at the other end. The two shared a 112-run fourth wicket partnership, the backbone of the innings.Tallawahs reached their first 50 in nine overs, gently accelerated to reach 100 in 15 overs; then demolished the Knight Riders’ attack in the remaining five overs, plundering 83 runs in the process.Phillips played a well-preserved innings, reaching the half century mark in 46 balls; while Miller, the aggressor, registered a 26-ball 50. The opener scored all around the park, even switching it up in the process. However, one too many gifted his wicket to Dwayne Bravo, who had him stumped after bowling wide to avoid the trick shot. His innings was laced with only two fours and an equal amount of sixes.Miller continued the onslaught, and was left unbeaten on 72, with 54 runs having come in boundaries – five fours and the same amount of sixes.Russell entered in the final over, but was not able to launch an attack, being dismissed for 1 by Ali Khan. Rovman Powell came to the middle, and took a single to give Miller the strike; and he finished the innings in style with a huge six back over Khan’s head.last_img read more