Pollard, Khan power TKR to CPL semis

back icon
safari
13 Sep 2021 | 06:31 AM
authorPTI

Pollard, Khan power TKR to CPL semis

TKR finished at the top in the league stages and will face Saint Lucia Kings in the first semi-final on Tuesday

Kieron Pollard's (51) fiery fifty and Ali Khan's (3/19) fine bowling took Trinbago Knight Riders to the semifinals of the Caribbean Premier League as they registered a four-wicket win over hosts St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, here. TKR finished at the top in the league stages and will face Saint Lucia Kings in the first semi-final on Tuesday, while the Patriots finished third and will play Guyana Amazon Warriors in the second semi-final.

The Patriots got off to a steady start thanks to Joshua Da Silva who had been pushed up to open in the absence of the injured Devon Thomas. The young wicket-keeper batsman kept things steady after Chris Gayle was dismissed for 5 when he edged a ball from Ravi Rampaul through to Denesh Ramdin.

Da Silva went on to top score, making 50 from 45 balls, but there was no substantial partnership in the Patriots innings. Sherfane Rutherford and Dwayne Bravo both made 25 but just as it looked as if they would launch in the death overs, both were dismissed in the midst of a 10 ball period that saw the Patriots lose four wickets.

Rather than exploding over the line, the Patriots limped to 147 for 7 with Khan the star for the Knight Riders, claiming 3/19 on his return to the starting line-up. The Knight Riders' chase got off to a sedate start as they reached 34 for 1 at the end of the PowerPlay. The only wicket to fall in the first six overs was that of Lendl Simmons, who was dismissed by a brilliant Fabian Allen catch at backward point off the bowling of Naseem Shah.

Two wickets in three balls pinned back the Knight Riders innings with Ramdin and Colin Munro both dismissed. Things changed when Pollard came to the crease as he made his way to his fifty from just 20 balls. Pollard was dismissed just two balls after passing his fifty but the Knight Riders lower order saw them to victory.

Brief Scores: Trinbago Knight Riders: 150/6 (Pollard 51, Udana 25; F Ahmed 2/16, F Allen 1/9) beat St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 147/7 (Da Silva 50, Bravo 25, Rutherford 25; Ali Khan 3/19, Udana 2/28) by four wickets.


heart
shareGray Share
Tags
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight RidersCaribbean Premier League, 2021Trinbago Knight RidersSaint Lucia KingsKieron Pollard

Related Articles

safari
ANALYSIS
Maiden glory awaits in the battle of Saints
Trinbago Knight Riders' ouster pave the way for new CPL champions
usercricket.com staff
15 Sep 2021
safari
REPORT
Gayle and Lewis fireworks take Patriots to Final
Gayle was in destructive form, scoring 42 from 27 balls
usercricket.com staff
15 Sep 2021
safari
REPORT
Patriots seal semis spot, Warriors thump Tallawahs
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots beat Trinbago Knight Riders by eight wickets to seal a semifinal spot in CPL 2021
usercricket.com staff
12 Sep 2021
safari
REPORT
'Super Sheldon' smashes last ball six as Patriots make it 5/5
Needing 4 off the last ball, Sheldon Cottrell smashed Ashley Nurse for a six to keep the Patriots' perfect start intact
usercricket.com staff
03 Sep 2021
safari
FANTASY
CPL 2021, Match 5 – Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Fantasy Preview
Ahoy the fantasy boat, here are some tips that will help you ace ventura your way to glory from the classic CPL clash between Warriors and Patriots
usercricket.com staff
27 Aug 2021
safari
OPINION
Knight Riders bank on experience to make it five
The defending champions' campaign will bank on how they tackle the absence of Dwayne Bravo
userShubh Aggarwal
25 Aug 2021
safari
OPINION
Redemption on Patriots' minds for the new season
After finishing at the bottom of the table in 2020, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots will look forward to 2021 with optimism following valued additions
userSamarnath Soory
23 Aug 2021
safari
NEWS
CPL 2021: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots announce player retentions
Dwayne Bravo and Sherfane Rutherford were traded in from Trinidad and Guyana ahead of the season respectively
usercricket.com staff
21 May 2021
safari
ANALYSIS
Warriors, Patriots to battle it out to get off the mark
Both teams had a poor start to the season having lost their respective matches on the first day of the season
userCricket.com Staff
19 Aug 2020
safari
OPINION
Learning from mistakes, the Knight Riders hunt for glory again
Trinbago finished fourth on the points table last season
userShubh Aggarwal
12 Aug 2020
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved