#SKNvBT Match Review - Tridents denied third victory by Rain
Sun, 20th, Aug 2017
Players of Barbados and St.Kitts & Nevis Patriots went head-to-head in a substantial game at Warner Park, St.Kitts. Both the teams were hoping to get the maximum points, but rain dented the hopes of achieving that for the Barbados Tridents. Chris Gayle and his side won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Barbados openers Kane Williamson and Dwayne Smith made their way into the middle. Just when things were starting to work out, Williamson fell to Brathwaite for 7 runs. The following over saw Christopher Barnwell paving way for the experienced Shoaib Malik after being adjudged LBW by the umpire. On the other hand, Dwayne Smith was looking sky-high with the bat. He went for a maximum but failed to clear the 30-yard circle. Akeal Hosein was out for a measly 3 runs.
Next came in the Captain of the Tridents, Keiron Pollard who looked in exquisite touch. The Wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran and the Captain scored 83 runs in 53 balls combined and the parternship between these two was 57 runs to post a commendable total of 168.
Akeal Hosein started off the proceedings for the Tridents. Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis were the openers for the Patriots. Hosein struck when Lewis went for the aerial route. Chris Gayle was striking the ball to cent percent. He remained unbeaten on 38 from 25 balls with 2 maximums to his name. At the other end, Mohammed Hafeez added the runs slowly to score 30 runs off 29 balls.
Rain started to pour hard when these two batsmen were looking in fine fettle. Umpires waited for an hour for the rain to stop. At the end, they had no other option other than settling the game for the home side by 17 runs.
Barbados will play their next game against Guyana Amazon Warriors on 20th August at the famous Providence Stadium, Guyana.