6 wicket loss against Guyana ends CPL 2016 ride for Barbados Tridents
Sun, 31st, Jul 2016
The Barbados Tridents’ 2016 CPL journey came to an end after the Guyana Amazon Warriors handed them a defeat by 6 wickets at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to field first with the Florida born Steven Taylor coming in for Kyle Hope. Opener Steven Taylor hardly took time and struck offie Steven Jacobs for two-fours in the second over while Shehzad struggled at the other end. His horrendous 13-ball stay for 6 runs finally came to an end when Dwayne Smith bagged his wicket.
The next man Shoaib Malik too took time to settle as the Tridents strolled to 38/1 after the powerplay got over. Taylor struck a few fours and took the Tridents to 50 before Adam Zampa got the better of him for a well compiled 37.
The Guyana bowlers kept things steady by not allowing the Tridents to free their arms. At the halfway mark, BIM were placed at 60/2 with skipper Pollard batting alongside Malik.
The duo struggled to find boundaries but they kept the scoreboard ticking before Pollard finally broke the shackles in the 15th over with a six and a four to take BIM past the 100-run mark.
He stepped on the gas and did the most of the scoring in an 81-run 3rd wicket stand with Shoaib Malik. But the Warriors made a strong comeback by giving the Tridents a double blow. Malik (35) and Pollard (47) walked back in an attempt to score quick.
The next man Nicholas Pooran stamped his authority over Sohail Tanvir by smashing him for a six over midwicket. David Wiese put a full-toss away for another six in the next over before getting a life on the next ball when Jason Mohammed dropped him.
Tanvir got his revenge when Pooran got out trying to play a similar shot but couldn’t find the elevation and holed out to midwicket. As many as 3 dropped catches in the final few overs helped the Tridents post 158/5 on the board.
Defending 159 to stay in the tournament, Raymon Reifer gave the Tridents a dream start by cleaning up Dwayne Smith off the first ball. But Lynn smashed Rampaul for four 4s in the second over pushing BIM on the backfoot.
Akeal Hosein pulled back things with a tight over before Pooran missed a stumping chance off Imran Khan’s bowling. But Maddinson holed out to Shehzad at the fence in Imran’s next.
Chris Lynn’s aggression mixed with Jason Mohammed’s caution helped Guyana bring their innings back on track and frustrate the Tridents. Lynn raced to fifty with crisp hitting as Guyana inched closer towards the Tridents target.
Reifer was finally rewarded for his tight bowling when he forced Lynn to play a risky shot and dismissed him for 57 to end the 69 run stand. Kieron Pollard struck too when he trapped Bramble plumb in front of the stumps to stage an impressive fightback.
But Jason Mohammed kept the scoreboard ticking from one end with Chris Barnwell. Sixes off successive balls from Barnwell and Jason brought the equation more close as GAW needed only 16 runs from the last 2.
Jason added to Tridents’ misery and completed a fifty with a clean six to Rampaul. Another six to Pollard in the 20th over meant that the Tridents were knocked out of the 2016 CPL courtesy Mohammed’s unbeaten.