Clinical Tallawahs register second win
By Krunal, MyCricketHighlights Cricket Writer
7th Match: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Aug 09 - 2017, Cricket Highlights
It was one of the greatest comebacks from the bowling side – Jamaica Tallawahs – to restrict the opposition – Trinbago Knight Riders – to a moderate total, which resulted in the former winning the match by 4 wickets.
After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, the Tallawahs bowlers conceded 106 runs in the first 9 overs as they were thrashed all over the park by the Knight Riders’ batsmen. First, it was the opening pair of Brendon McCullum and Sunil Narine and after that, it was the big hitting Colin Munro and Darren Bravo, who did the damage.
The spinners were also not able to stop the assault as both Imad Wasim and Shakib Al Hasan went for 40 runs in the 3 overs between them. At this point, it looked like that the home team would rack up a score close to 200, but they failed to get even 150 on the board.
It was Krishmar Santokie, who provided the breakthrough by getting rid of the dangerous Munro (41). Munro’s wicket resulted in Trinbago losing all the momentum as they kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. From overs 13 to 17, they lost 4 wickets in space of 13 runs and were eventually bowled out for 147 in 19.5 overs.
Kesrick Williams and Odean Smith were the pick of the bowlers for Jamaica as they conceded just 46 runs in the 7.5 overs and also picked up 6 wickets (3 wickets each) between them.
During the chase, Kumar Sangakkara and Lendl Simmons got their team off to a flying start as they scored 53 runs in the first 5 overs. Their 61-run partnership was broken by Shadab Khan, who cleaned up Simmons with a beautifully flighted delivery. One brings two and this time around, it was Sunil Narine, who got the new batsman Andre McCarthy back in the pavilion in the very next over.
Both the spinners kept things really tight and along with Dwayne Bravo, stem down the flow of runs. Sangakkara hold the key for his team and it was important for him to stay till the very end to guide the Tallawahs home.
28 runs were required off the last 4 overs and it was Bravo, who brought himself back into the attack. The experienced all-rounder did the trick for his team as he got rid of his opposite number and gave his team a major, major breakthrough. However, he also conceded 9 runs in the same over by throwing down 3 wides.
The 18th over was certainly a gem of an over bowled by Kevon Cooper under pressure. He gave only 5 runs and also picked up the important wicket of Shakib Al Hasan. Losing Sangakkara and Shakib in successive overs meant that the pressure was once again on the visitors as they still needed 14 runs to win off 12 balls and that too with two new batsmen at the crease.
Bravo was back with his slower deliveries, but a few lucky shots – a four and a six – from Jonathan Foo helped Jamaica Tallawahs to level the scores by the end of the 19th over. In the end, it was Imad Wasim who scored the winning run and secured the victory for his team with 4 balls to spare.
- Brendon McCullum
- Sunil Narine
- Colin Munro
- Dinesh Ramdin (wk)
- Darren Bravo
- Dwayne Bravo (c)
- Shadab Khan
- Javon Searles
- Robert Frylinck
- Kevon Cooper
- Khary Pierre
- Lendl Simmons
- Kumar Sangakkara (c & wk)
- Andre McCarthy
- Jonathan Foo
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Rovman Powell
- Imad Wasim
- Odean Smith
- Krishmar Santokie
- Mohammad Sami
- Kesrick Williams