#BTvTKR Review: All Round effort from Parnell leads Tridents to their second win at home
Sun, 3rd, Sep 2017
A brilliant team performance from the Barbados Tridents helped them get better of table toppers Trinbago Knight Riders by 16 runs. Having earlier won against St Lucia Stars at home, the Bajan Boys were looking to maintain a good home record.
Dwayne Bravo won the toss for TKR and sent Pollard and his men to bat first. Maintaining the momentum from previous match Nicholas Pooran was once again given the responsibility to open the batting for the Tridents along with Dwayne Smith.
Anderson Philip struck early as he dismissed in-form Dwayne Smith for a duck in the first over itself. Kane Willaimson walked in next but his cameo too lasted very short as the Kiwi batter was dismissed for just 7 runs.
Nicholas Pooran stuck his ground and kept scoring from fours and six. He scored a quick fire 19 with two boundaries and one six before eventually being dismissed by former Tridents spinner Ashley Nurse. All hopes were on Kieron Pollard and Eoin Morgan to put up a good score.
But the hopes crumbled soon as Eoin Morgan was dismissed after a mix up between him and Pollard, the Irish cricketer was run out for just 2 runs. Wickets kept falling for Tridents as Pollard, Barnwell and Akeal Hosein got dismissed for 17,8 and 2 respectively.
At the end of 10th over it was a danger situation for the Tridents as the scoreline read 63-7. But it was South African Wayne Parnell who led our comeback story. Along with Shamar Springer to his aid the duo put up a brilliant 48 runs partnership for the 8th wicket.
Parnell went onto score 44 runs off 35 balls while Springer scored 21 off 22 to lead Tridents to post a competitive score of 136 at the end of their 20 overs, which at one of time looked very unlikely after the fall of wickets.
Ravi Rampaul kicked off the defending for Tridents, but the first over was quite expensive with 10 runs on the board. But it was South African Wayne Parnell who dazzled with the ball, he gave Tridents the first breakthrough when Sunil Narine was snapped up for just 9 runs.
Rampaul, Pollard and Parnell kept the run defence in check as they snapped up the wickets of Darren Bravo, Colin Munro and Denesh Ramdin. At the end of the first 10 overs Trinbago were at 63/4. Brendon McCullum who had scored 26 off 19 posed as the only danger for the Tridents but a short delivery from Wayne Parnell hit him badly as he had to retire himself out due to an injury.
With half the team back in the pavilion bowlers Wayne Parnell, Wahab Riaz and Shamar Springer claimed the tail enders to help Tridents win their second match at home by a margin of 16 runs.
Having claimed two back to back victories at the iconic Kensington Oval, Tridents will next take on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their last match of the CPL 2017 season. Tridents will play for their pride to end the season on a high by avenging their defeat against the Patriots which was earlier marred due to rain.