Unbeaten Royals romp to fourth straight win

Unbeaten Barbados Royals flaunted their imperious kind, brushing apart St Lucia Kings by  on Thursday evening to win their fourth recreation on the trot within the Caribbean Premier League.

South African Corbin Bosch’s career-best 81 from 50 balls led the Royals’ profitable chase of 170, the two-time champions reaching their goal with 9 balls to spare on the Daren Sammy Cricket Floor.

In-form left-hander Kyle Mayers struck 33 from 26 deliveries whereas captain David Miller arrived to complete the sport in fashion, belting an 18-ball unbeaten 29 – his six over mid-wicket off off-spinner Mark Deyal proving the ultimate blow within the contest.

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Kings’ 169 for six off their allotted 20 overs was by no means going to be sufficient after they have been despatched in. Tim David top-scored with 40 from 23 balls at quantity six and opener Johnson Charles (29) and David Wiese (28 not out) chipped in with essential contributions.

Charles struck three fours and two sixes to anchor a 31-run opening stand with Niroshan Dickwella (18) and a 26-run, second-wicket partnership with captain Faf du Plessis (7).

He was one among 4 wickets to tumble for 33 runs off 33 deliveries however David rescued the innings, lashing 4 fours and two sixes in a 79-run, sixth wicket stand with Wiese who punched 4 fours.

In reply, Royals suffered an early setback when South African Quinton de Kock perished for a first-ball ‘duck’, caught on the wicket off off-spinner Roston Chase to the sixth ball of the chase with seven runs on the board.

Nonetheless, his demise was the final scent of hope Kings loved. Bosch took management of the innings, hanging ten fours and a six to encourage an 84-run, second-wicket stand with Mayers who counted one 4 and three sixes.

The 27-year-old Bosch added an additional 31 for the fourth with Miller who then clobbered three sixes in an unbroken 27-run, fifth-wicket partnership to place Royals over the road.


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