Caribbean Premier League 2020: Day 11 – Twitter Reactions

Caribbean Premier League 2020: Day 11 – Twitter Reactions

It was a day about the Knights' dominance and some brilliant bowling from the Warriors.

Captain Pollard with TKR players. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 21st match of 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) saw action between Keiron Pollard’s Trinbago Knight Riders and Rovman Powell’s Jamaica Tallawahs. Having won the toss, the Tallawahs chose to get in action, bowling first, where TKR turned dominant enough to post 184/4 at the Brian Lara Stadium. Colin Munro’s significant knock of 65 off 54 remained instrumental in pushing the team towards the massive total.

Sunil Narine’s cameo of 29 off 11 and Pollard’s 33* off 16 came as a significant bit to lead the team towards victory by 19 runs. In the first innings, Mujeeb ur Rahman remained the most economical pick from the Tallwahs despite failing to scalp a single wicket, whereas Carlos Brathwaite was stunning enough to bowl out two key ones in the form of Munro and Narine. Andre Russel’s lightning 50 off 23 couldn’t help the Tallawahs see the face of victory.

Having played the thunderous knock, Munro bagged the Man of the Match with table-toppers, TKR landing into the semis straight. The winning skipper felt there’s still a room for improvement in their fielding department to get going in big matches to come.

Another batting debacle for the Tridents

The 22nd match of the ongoing CPL saw in action the Guyana Amazon Warriors in their game against Barbados Tridents. Having won the toss, Jason Holder’s Barbados chose to bowl first and got bundled out at meagre 92 on board. With the top order failing terribly, Mitchell Santner’s 36 of 27 was the only bright spot in their batting line up.

In the first innings, Afghan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq turned to be equally fatal and economical for the opponents picking 4 wickets by conceding just 14 runs. Naveen’s jaw-dropping spell and Brandon King’s essential knock of 51 guided the Amazon Warriors to easily take away the match by 8 wickets. Rashid Khan and Hayden Walsh Jr could gather one wicket each under their belt.

Naveen was ultimately awarded the Man of the Match award for leading the pace attack with precision. After losing two matches in a row, Holder felt that players need to stand strong strongly on required occasions, which they failed as a team. The next two games will be essential for the Tridents if they want to get things going in their favour.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted on Tuesday’s CPL matches: –