On Tuesday, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SNP) booked a spot in the final of the 2021 ongoing issue Caribbean Premier League (CPL) by defeating Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) at Warner Park in Basseterre.
The openers are chasing a big target of 179 Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis shine with the bat to take their side over the finish line. The duo scored 76 runs for the first wicket in just 7.2 overs. Gayle shows off his vintage avatar in his quick hit of 27 balls from 42 runs while smashing five fours and three sixes.
During his brilliant batting performance, one moment caught everyone’s attention when Gayle’s bat broke into two pieces. It all happened with the second delivery of the fourth over. Odean Smith.
Smith bowled it out of the stump, and Gayle tried to hit it, but only ended up with the handle in his hand when his bat broke into two pieces.
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Gayle was fired by Kevin Sinclair in the eighth over, but Lewis remained alive and led the Patriots to win the game. Lewis scored 77 runs from just 39 deliveries using eight sixes and three fours. Ride on Gayle and Lewis’ sensational beat, the Dwayne Bravo Guided Side chased the goal in 17.5 overs at the back with seven wickets in hand.
After the game, Bravo expressed his happiness and revealed that he has moved to the Patriots for the season to help guys achieve success and win the coveted trophy.
‘We have a lot of experience in our group. It helps. We wanted to bowl first, and we knew they wanted to bat first. It was important to bowl well. At the halfway mark we were happy. It was a great day with the bowling group. Apart from one or two overs, and that happens when you play against good sides, ” said Bravo during the post-match presentation.
“When I made a change to Patriots, I wanted a challenge. I wanted to help the younger players develop and build a team that can win a trophy. Now we have one game to do it. It will be a very good final, may the best team win, ” he added.