Barbados Tridents qualify for CPL 19 final

Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders:

Barbados Tridents: 160/6

Trinbago Knight Riders: 148 all out (19.3/20 overs, target 161)

Barbados Tridents won the match by 12 runs and qualified for CPL 19 final.

Barbados Tridents scored 160 runs at the cost of 6 wickets after 20 overs, while batting first in the second qualifier match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019. The three-time champions of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and also the defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders lost all their wickets for 148 runs in 19.3 overs. Trinbago Knight Riders lost the match by 12 runs against the Tridents, who now move forward to face the undefeated Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL 19 final.

Barbados Tridents qualify for CPL 19 final

Barbados Tridents’ innings against Trinbago Knight Riders:

Trinbago Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field first against the Tridents. Johnson Charles and Alex Hales came to bat first for the Tridents. Alex Hales was the first one to go down after being bowled by Khary Pierre in the 5th over for just 10 runs off 11 balls. The Tridents had a very slow start in the game as Johnson Charles could only make 35 runs off 41 balls.

Shakib Al Hasan finished on 18 off 12, while JP Duminy got retired hurt with no hope of returning to bat in the innings after scoring 10 runs off 5 balls. Tridents’ wicketkeeper Shai Hope scored 23 runs off 18 balls, while Jonathan Carter and Tridents’ captain Jason Holder failed to have a reasonable impact with the bat as well.

Tridents were 112/6 when Ashley Nurse came to bat for the Tridents in the 18th over. Ashley Nurse turned the tables with his explosive performance as he went ahead and smacked 24 off 9 balls for 3 huge sixes, along with Raymon Reifer who scored 24 of 18 balls to bring the Tridents’ total to 160/6 after 20 overs.

Trinbago Knight Riders’ Ali Khan, Khary Pierre, and Chris Jordan claimed two wickets each for their team against the Tridents.

Trinbago Knight Riders’ innings against Barbados Tridents:

Trinbago Knight Riders required 161 runs off 120 balls to win the match against the Tridents and qualify for the finals against Guyana Amazon Warriors, who have won 11 out of 11 matches they have played in CPL 19.

Trinbago Knight Riders started with Sunil Narine and Lendl Simmons. Sunil Narine scored 17 runs off 8 balls while Lendl Simmons lost his wicket after scoring 1 run. Colin Munro contributed 16 runs while Knight Riders’ wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin scored 21 off 24. Knight Riders lost their fifth wicket on 81 runs in the 12th over of the match.

Knight Riders’ captain, Kieron Pollard got run out on 23 runs off 16 balls. Seekkuge Prasanna played an exceptional innings of 51 runs off 27 balls as he struck 4 fours and 4 huge sixes. Prasanna remained the top-scorer of the match with his 51 runs off 27 balls, before being lbw by Raymon Reifer on the first ball of the last over of the match. The Knight Riders finished their innings after losing all their wickets on 148 runs in 19.3 overs while chasing the target of 161 runs.

Tridents’ Harry Gurney, Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, and Hayden Walsh took 2 wickets each against the Knight Riders, while Jason Holder claimed 1 wicket. Ashley Nurse stood out with the ball as well as he conceded only 14 runs for his 2 wickets in his 4 overs.

Ashley Nurse was awarded the “Player of the Match” for his extraordinary performance with both the bat and the ball.

Barbados Tridents have now qualified for the CPL 19 final where they will go against Guyana Amazon Warriors on 12 October.

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