Caribbean Premier League 2020: Day 15 – Twitter Reactions

Caribbean Premier League 2020: Day 15 – Twitter Reactions

Kieron Pollard's TKR made it 10 out of 10 in the round-robin stage.

Trinbago Knight Riders
Trinbago Knight Riders. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

There’s no stopping the Trinbago Knight Riders in the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The team, led by Kieron Pollard, won all their 10 matches in the round-robin stage and ended at the top of the points table after the first round. In their previous match, they got past the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by nine wickets with 51 balls to spare at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba in Trinidad.

After Rayad Emrit’s Patriots won the toss and elected to bat, nothing went right for them. Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosen got rid of opener Chris Lynn in the third over after which it all went down hill for the Patriots. Evin Lewis, Denesh Ramdin, skipper Emrit and Alzarri Joseph got into the double figures, but their team could only muster a meagre 77 runs from 18.2 overs.

For the Knights, Fawad Ahmed was the pick of the bowlers, picking up four wickets for 21 runs. Every other TKR bowler returned with at least a wicket. In the run-chase, Tion Webster (41*) and Amir Jangoo (19) put on 54 for the opening wicket after which Tim Seifert smashed a six to finish off proceedings. The Knights will be facing fourth-placed Jamaica Tallawahs in the semis.

Zouks thump the Tallawahs

Though the Tallawahs went to the playoffs, edging out Barbados Tridents on net run rate, they wouldn’t be satisfied. Rovman Powell and Co only managed three wins out of 10 matches and have looked out of sorts. Even in their last league game against Daren Sammy’s St Lucia Zouks, the lost by 11 runs at the Brian Lara Stadium after failing to chase down 146 in their 20 overs.

After opting to bat first, the Zouks notched 145 courtesy 30s from Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase and Najibullah Zadran. For the Tallawahs, Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the standout, picking up the wickets of Mark Deyal and Najibullah. The tweaker conceded only 28 runs in his four overs.

The Tallawahs started their run-chase with an 84-run stand between Jermaine Blackwood (25) and Glenn Phillips (49). But after the duo perished, the spinners wreaked havoc. Zahir Khan and Javelle Glenn got three wickets each. Nicholas Kirton’s 15-ball 25 wasn’t enough in the end for Jamaica.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the day’s play in CPL 2020: –