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Clinical Tridents Register Opening Win In CPL 2019

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Barbados Tridents lost the early wicket in the form of Alex Hales with the scorecard reading 28 runs. The duo comprising of Johnson Charles and Leniko Boucher then joined hands to resurrect the Tridents innings. The duo batted amazingly well to stitch an excellent partnership of 85 runs for the second wicket.

Charles played really well for his 52 runs off 43 balls that included of 4 fours and 3 sixes. After his dismissal, the pair of Boucher and JP Duminy took the innings forward and provided a steady finish. Boucher remained unbeaten at 62 off 47 balls and Duminy scored 43 runs off 18 balls as the Barbados Tridents finished with 186 runs on the board. For St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Usama Mir and Rayad Emrit took one wicket each.

In the chase, the Patriots got off to a disappointing start as both their openers, Devon Thomas and Evin Lewis got out early within the first six overs of the powerplay. Laurie Evans then held one end firmly while wickets kept falling on the other side at regular intervals.

The Tridents bowlers kept bowling in the right areas to keep the opposition batters in check. Evans scored 64 runs off 41 balls that included of 10 fours and 1 six. After his wicket, things became really difficult for the Patriots as none of the batters took the responsibility and eventually they could manage to get 168 for 9 in 20 overs and fell short by 18 runs. For the Tridents, Lamichhane picked three wickets, while Holder and Walsh took two scalps each.

Brief Scores

Barbados Tridents: 186/2 in 20 overs (Leniko Boucher-62*, Johnson Charles-52, JP Duminy-43*)

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: 168/9 in 20 overs (Laurie Evans-64; Sandeep Lamichhane 3/22, Hayden Walsh 2/33)

Result: Barbados Tridents won the match by 18 runs.