Captain Kieron Pollard’s run of poor kind continued however his Trinbago Knight Riders grabbed an important win with a four-wicket victory over Jamaica Tallawahs on Saturday evening, to maneuver into the third spot within the Caribbean Premier League.
Opting to bat first on the Brian Lara Stadium, Tallawahs had been restricted to 116 for seven from their 20 overs with Fabian Allen top-scoring with precisely 50 off 35 deliveries, and veteran seamer Ravi Rampaul claiming 4 for 19 from 4 overs.
In reply, TKR recovered from a disastrous begin the place they misplaced two wickets with out a run on the board, to succeed in their goal off the primary supply of the ultimate over.
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Colin Munro led the restoration with a prime rating of 40 off 28 balls whereas wicketkeeper and fellow New Zealander Tim Seifert chipped in with 28, however Pollard labored 17 balls over eight earlier than clipping left-arm spinner Allen to Shamarh Brooks at deep mid-wicket initially of the seventeenth over.
He has struggled with solely 54 runs from six innings for the event.
The victory lifted the multiple-time champions to seven factors and into the playoff locations whereas Tallawahs remained second on eight factors after struggling their fourth defeat.
Tallawahs endured a dreadful begin, slumping to 38 for 5 within the tenth over, Rampaul scything by the highest order to place TKR in full management.
Allen arrived at quantity seven to rescue the innings, nevertheless, lashing three fours and three sixes in a 57-run, sixth wicket stand with Imad Wasim (19).
Though the run chase ought to have been an uncomplicated one, Nicholas Pooran chased a large one from seamer Mohammad Amir and feathered a catch behind off the fourth ball of the innings and opening accomplice Tion Webster additionally edged behind off off-spinner Chris Inexperienced with out scoring.
Munro steadied the chase, belting three fours and three sixes to encourage a 67-run, third-wicket partnership with Seifert who performed a supporting function with a 31-ball knock that included a 4 and a six.
A clatter of wickets which noticed 4 tumble for 28 runs within the house of 45 deliveries threatened to derail TKR’s bid however Andre Russell (18 not out) and Akeal Hosein (14 not out) mixed in a 24-run, unbroken stand to see off Tallawahs’ late comeback.