In the seventh game of the running game Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 between St Lucia Kings (SLK) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), Andre Fletcher impressed everyone with his explosive beat. Fletcher, with Rahkeem Cornwall, his team Kings started fleetingly and added 51 runs for the first wicket in 5.4 overs.
Fletcher scored 28 off 25 balls using three massive sixes. He even launched the ball on the stand with his famous ‘no-look’ shot.
It all happened on the last ball of the fifth over. Isuru Udana. The left-hander hit the ball full, and Fletcher pushed it over the middle wicket for a big six.
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Kings register their first victory in the competition
Put bat first; the Kings put 157/5 on the scoreboard in their allotted 20 overs. Apart from Fletcher, Span David and Roston Chase played decisively, toppled the order to bring their team to a competitive total.
While David smashed 43 off 32 balls with three fours and as many sixes, Chase remains unbeaten on 30 of 24 deliveries, including two fours and a six. For TKR, Ravi Rampaul was the bowler’s choice and took a three wickets for 29 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
In response, the Knight Riders reached only 152/3 and lost the game by only five runs. Tim Seifert achieved almost a sensational victory with his quick fire with unbeaten 16 balls from 40 balls with eight boundaries, including three sixes. Colin Munro also did not eliminate on 40 off 46 balls.
‘The nature of this pitch is that you have to go deep. Need to scrape away and then grow up at the end; we did it, ” said the winning captain Faf du Plessis after the match.
‘You just have to find a way as the batting group. The dots do not help, but it is also not the answer to go out. We just have to find a way, ‘ says the lost captain Kieron Pollard.