In the 30th game of the running Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 by Warner Park in Basseterre, Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) defeated St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SNP) by four wickets to climb to the top spot in the points ladder.
During the game, the Knight Riders pacer Ali Khan showed his class and impressed everyone with his beautiful bowling. The right-arm player takes three wickets for just 19 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
One of Ali’s memorable scalp in the game was from Patriots victim Sherfane Rutherford. The Pakistan-born American player bowled an absolute ripper to get rid of Rutherford. It all happened on the second ball of the 18th over when Ali sent off an inch-perfect yorker with a swaying action. It was a quick and straight delivery, and the victim got a quick knock while the ball crashed into the base of the blunt.
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By riding on Ali’s brilliant bowling, the Knight Riders limited the Patriots to 147/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Apart from Ali, left-winger Isuru Udana took a few wickets.
Joshua Da Silva was the most important highlight for the Patriots. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored exactly 50 runs from 45 deliveries using six boundaries. Rutherford and Captain Dwayne Bravo made 25 runs each.
Thanks to the captain, TKR chased the goal in 19 overs with four wickets in hand Kieron Pollard, who played a crucial beat to help his team register the win. Pollard completely dominated the proceedings and crushed the Patriots bowlers all over the park. He scored a quick shot 51 from just 22 balls using three fours and five big sixes.
I wanted to score 36 (laughs, when I was asked about the positive intention in the 12th over), but it was important to be intentional. If you want to win a tournament, you have to beat everyone. We played well, but there are some good players in all teams, it is important not to think too far ahead; we will have to play our best cricket in the semi-finals. said Pollard after the game.