Caribbean Premier League 2020: Day 10 – Twitter Reactions

Caribbean Premier League 2020: Day 10 – Twitter Reactions

Daren Sammy's leadership and Nicholas Pooran's audancity hogged the limelight.

Ross Taylor and Nicholas Pooran
Ross Taylor and Nicholas Pooran. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

After restricting the St Lucia Zouks for a paltry 92, it seemed to be a matter of time before Barbados Tridents secured a win. But, Jason Holder and Co imploded in the most horrendous manner and lost by three runs, despite playing out their full quota of 20 overs. With 22 runs needed off the last 30 balls, the Tridents could manage only 18 runs, failing to garner any kind of momentum whatsoever.

In his first ball in T20 cricket, leg-spinner Javelle Glenn picked up his maiden wicket in the form of Johnson Charles, who got a useful 42-ball 39 with four fours. Then in the 19th over, the leggie picked up Rashid Khan, pushing the Tridents back. The spinners were hard to get away and the fast bowlers bowled only five overs at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad during the Tridents’ run-chase.

Batting first, the Zouks huffed and puffed and were bowled out with 12 balls left. Leniko Boucher, Roston Chase and Najibullah Zadran got into double digits, but none could convert their starts. Hayden Walsh Jr was the wreaker in chief, picking up three wickets. With their fifth win, the Zouks hold on to their number.2 spot while the Tridents find themselves in the fifth position.

Nicholas Pooran go berserk

In the second of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Guyana Amazon Warriors managed their third win in seven matches, pushing themselves to third in the points table with six points. But had Nicholas Pooran not come to the party, Chris Green and Co would have strained once again. The left-hander smashed four fours and 10 sixes on his way to a 45-ball 100, helping his side win by seven wickets.

The target of 151 wasn’t expected to be a cakewalk on a slow and low strip, but Pooran’s heroics made sure that the Warriors win with 15 balls to spare. After being put in to bat first, the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots notched 150 in their 20 overs on the back on Joshua da Silva’s 59 off 46 balls.

Denesh Ramdin’s 37 off 30 propelled them as well. In the run-chase, the Warriors lost the early wickets of Brandon King, Kevin Sinclair and Shimron Hetmyer with only 25 on the board. With the Warriors needing 126 off 84 balls, Pooran unfolded mayhem in the Patriots dugout.

Here’s how Twitter reacted: