St Kitts and Nevis Patriots secure their spot in CPL playoffs

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents

 

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: 149/7

Barbados Tridents: 148 all out (20/20 overs, target 150)

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the match by 1 run.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots scored 149 runs off 20 overs at the cost of 7 wickets while batting first against Barbados Tridents. Barbados Tridents only managed to score 148 runs while losing all of their wickets in the 20 overs for the chase of 150 runs. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the 25th match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 by 1 run in a last-ball thriller.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots secure their spot in CPL playoffs

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots innings’ vs Barbados Tridents:

At the start of the 25th match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the toss and decided to bat first against Barbados Tridents. The Patriots sent Mohammad Hafeez and Evin Lewis to open their innings against the bowling attack of Barbados Tridents.

The Patriots’ Mohammad Hafeez who scored 6 runs of 14 balls went back to the dressing room after he was caught behind on Jason Holder’s ball on the second-last ball of the 4th over. Shamarh Brooks of the Patriots took over after Mohammad Hafeez was dismissed by Jason Holder. Shamarh Brooks had an incredible day as he scored his career-best maiden half-century on just 30 balls.

Shamarh Brooks scored a total of 53 runs off 33 balls with the help of 6fours and 2 sixes as he remained the top-scorer of the entire match before he got bowled out by Hayden Walsh of Barbados Tridents. Evin Lewis scored 19 off 20 balls while the Patriots wicketkeeper Devon Thomas contributed 20 runs off 16 balls to the Patriots’ total.

Fabian Allen’s quick 21 off 13 balls for a four and a six pushed the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots towards a total of 149 runs at the cost of 7 wickets in 20 overs, setting up a defendable target of 150 runs for the Barbados Tridents to chase.

Barbados Tridents’ Shakib Al Hasan and Harry Gurney bowled brilliantly, as Shakib Al Hasan only conceded 14 runs in his 4 overs by also bowling a maiden over for 1 wicket at the economy rate of just 3.50. Harry Gurney bowled his 4 overs for just 23 runs for 2 wickets at the economy rate of 5.75. Hayden Walsh also took 2 wickets in his 4 overs for 37 runs. Tridents’ Jason Holder and Raymon Reifer took 1 wicket each for the Barbados Tridents against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Barbados Tridents’ innings St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:

Barbados Tridents sent their wicketkeeper-batsman Johnson Charles and Alex Hales to bat first against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Tridents’ Johnson Charles scored 13 runs off 12 balls while Alex Hales scored 19 runs off 22 balls. At the end of the 8th over of the innings, Barbados Tridents were at 56/2.

Things were looking pretty decent for the Barbados Tridents so far, thanks to Shakib Al Hasan and JP Duminy on the crease but the wheels started to turn in the Patriots’ favor as their captain Carlos Braithwaite dismissed Shakib Al Hassan and John Carter in the 12th over of the match. Shakib Al Hasan scored 38 runs off 25 balls with the help of 3 fours and a six while John Carter scored just 2 runs off 3 balls before he was bowled out by the Patriots’ captain Carlos Braithwaite.

JP Duminy who scored the fastest CPL half-century in the last match of Barbados Tridents against Trinbago Knight Riders was only able to score 18 runs off 16 balls. Raymon Reifer was the man who brought life to Barbados Tridents with his quick-hitting, bringing them very close to victory against the Patriots. Raymon Reifer scored 34 runs off 18 balls by smacking 3 sixes all over the ground before being run out by Laurie Evans on the 2nd ball of the last over of the match. Raymon Reifer’s innings towards the end brought Barbados Tridents within a one-hit reach of winning the match against the Patriots but Barbados Tridents other batsman could not stand the Patriots’ bowling, finishing on 148 runs with all wickets lost in the 20 overs, losing the match by just 1 run.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots’ Sheldon Cottrell and captain Carlos Braithwaite both took 3 wickets each for their team against the Barbados Tridents. Rayad Emrit took 2 wickets by conceding 24 runs while Dominic drake 1 wicket for 25 runs in the Patriot’s favor against the Barbados Tridents.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots’ captain Carlos Braithwaite was awarded the “Player of the Match” for his match-winning performance with the bowl, taking 3 wickets at a very crucial point of the game at the cost of just 30 runs in his 4 overs.

The Points table of CPL 2019:

The Patriots’ 1 run win over Barbados Tridents has secured them a spot in the playoffs of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019. St Kitts and Nevi Patriots are the first team to finish all their 10 matches of the league stage of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019. The Patriots are 2nd on the points table as of now with 10 points, winning 5 matches and losing 5 matches in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019.

Barbados Tridents are on the 5th spot on the points table right above the Jamaica Tallawahs who have been knocked out of the tournament with 7 loses and 2 wins. Barbados Tridents have won 3 matches and lost 5 matches with 6 points on the points table.

Guyana Amazon Warriors was the first team to secure a spot in the playoffs of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 with 7 wins out of 7 matches with 14 points on the points table. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are the second team to do so. Only 4 teams will qualify for the playoffs in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019, with two teams knocked out of the tournament. Jamaica Tallawahs has already been knocked out. So with Amazon warriors and the Patriots advancing to the playoffs, it will have to be one out of the three teams: Trinbago Knight Riders, St Lucia Zouks, and Barbados Tridents, who gets knocked out from the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 while the other two advance towards the playoffs.

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