Tridents Triumph via D/L Method
Tridents Triumph via D/L Method, CricketHighlights
by Kristina Newsam, MyCricketHighlights Writer
Keiron Pollard has fast become "the man to watch" whenever Barbados Tridents take their place in a CPL match; and such was the case in Match 8 when they faced St. Lucia Stars. The triumph of the Tridents came via the Duckworth Lewis method, a fact which does not rob them of their deserved celebrations.
Pollard mercilessly pummelled fours and sixes all about the entire pitch and outside of it, operating full throttle till he landed 83 runs off just 35 balls, and nailing his team's total of 196 for 4 into the depths of the grounds. Joining him in the category of "outstanding Tridents trailblazers" was Dwayne Smith, who did just enough to enter the annals of history with his 7,000th T20 run, becoming the sixth person to do so, behind, among others, his own skipper.
The "Star" of the opposition, Darren Sammy, did his best to share in the frenzied fanfare that Pollard had created, but his team could not do enough to even come close to the target at hand; and when the rain began to pour and the scorecard had only recorded 64 runs at the loss of 6 wickets, in stepped Duckworth Lewis to let Barbados Tridents know they had done more than enough to secure victory.
However, this outcome also shone an overwhelmingly bright spotlight on the shambled state of the perforance of St. Lucia Stars not only in today's match, but throughout the progression of the 2017 installment of the Caribbean Premier League. The question lingers as to what the St. Lucia Stars will or can do to modify their approach enough to change their dismal trend of loss, while Barbados Tridents will look to build a consistent success rate as they go forward.