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Barbados Tridents 152/6 (20 overs) beat Guyana Amazon Warriors 107/4 (15.5 overs) August 16, 2014

Victory is sweet indeed! After winning six games out of nine and topping the table in 2014, the Tridents made it to the Final directly on the merit of having the better NRR. They faced the Guyana Amazon Warriors in their first CPL Final. The Tridents lost the toss and were put to bat first. After two early wickets, Barbados Tridents managed to put on 152 on the board, thanks to fifties from Dwayne Smith and Shoaib Malik. 
The second innings saw the match being truncated to 15.5 overs, with GAW needing 116 to win. It was Jason Holder who brought it home for Barbados, picking up two important wickets of Hafeez and Neesham and ending up with figures of 2 for 18 in his four overs. 
Guyana were needing 19 runs off the last five balls and the Tridents sealed the game by eight runs. 


Hope 88 (45) vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, August 12 2018
The Tridents were put into bat by Guyana Amazon Warriors after winning the toss. Two quick wickets of the experienced openers Dwayne Smith and Guptill left Barbados reeling at 11/2 at the end of the second over. In came the local lad, the Barbadian Shai Hope, who picked up his team from the trenches, scoring six sixes and six boundaries en route to his 88 off just 45 balls. Support from Australian batsman Steven Smith and Nicholas Pooran meant the Tridents put on a competitive total of 185/4. Tridents eventually won the game by 30 runs.


Raymon Reifer 5/20 vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, August 12 2018

In the opening game of CPL 2018, Shai Hope set the stage well for Barbados scoring an important 88 in the first innings to set a target of 186. In the second innings, it was the local boy Raymon Reifer's turn to win it for Barbados. 

In his first over of the game, the left-arm pacer picked up two wickets in two balls, breaking a 30-run partnership that was looking dangerous. First, he got Luke Ronchi trying to pull, and in the next ball he got Shimron Hetmyer caught in the deep.

When he came back to bowl in the 19th over, Guyana needed 39 off 12 balls. Reifer started the over with a boundary, but he followed it up by picking three wickets in the next four balls! He got Chris Green, Jason Mohammad and Sherfane Rutherford, who was the top run getter in the innings. With that he completed his first and only five-wicket haul in CPL.

His figures of 5/20 is the third best bowling figures in an innings in CPL history, and it was the most recent instance of a bowler picking five wickets in a game in the CPL.


Jason Holder 4/27 vs Trinidad & Tobago Red Steelers, August 7, 2014
Defending 174 against a star-studded Trinidad & Tobago line-up, Barbados Tridents were able to neutralize the Trinbago top-order thanks to some brilliant new-ball bowling by present captain Jason Holder. 
The right-arm pacer ripped through the top order, picking up all of the top four batsmen, namely Kevin O'Brien, Evin Lewis, Ross Taylor and Dwayne Bravo to reduce Trinidad & Tobago to a paltry 4/44. The Tridents fielders too were on top of their game, both Dwayne Smith and Keiron Pollard converted two half-chances into stunning catches.
From there on there was no coming back for Trinbago, who eventually folded for just 105.


Raymon Reifer vs Jamaica Tallawahs, August 22 2018
The Tridents were restricted to a sub-par total of 156, thanks to some tight bowling from the Tallawahs bowlers. In the second innings, the Tridents' bowlers were off pace on a tense game, with the main bowlers unable to break the Tallawahs partnerships. 
Their top order played steady knocks without losing wickets, bringing the game down to the wire. The Tallawahs had two experienced batsmen in Ross Taylor and David Miller at the crease, who had built a steady 50-run partnership, and were looking all set to finish the game off. The Tridents captain, Jason Holder, tossed the ball to Raymon Reifer, with nine runs to win off the last over. Reifer, who conceded 33 runs in his previous three overs, stood up to the challenge. He bowled with guile, mixing them up with slow bouncers and wide yorkers, thereby completing the comeback for the Tridents, sealing the game by two runs.  

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