Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020: Day 3 - Twitter Reactions

Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020: Day 3 – Twitter Reactions

Sunil Narine was the star again for the Knight Riders.

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The third day of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) witnessed Barbados Tridents locking horns against the St Lucia Zouks. As expected, the match was interrupted by rain and it almost got washed out before things cleared at the right time. Earlier, the Tridents won the toss and opted to bat first. They got off to a scintillating start thanks to Jonhson Charles who scored all the 35 runs for the opening wicket before getting out.

His fall slowed things down considerably with Shai Hope, Corey Anderson and Kyle Mayers not upping the ante in the middle overs. Jason Holder played a cameo of 27 runs off 12 balls to propel the run-rate. But the Tridents collapsed from 98/3 to 109/7 in the space of 16 balls. Ashley Nurse and Mitchell Santner then played patiently to take the team’s score to 131/7 after which the rain came down heavily only for the innings to never start again.

The break was enough for the umpires to end the Tridents’ innings and after the clouds were cleared, the chase was reduced to five overs for the Zouks. 47 was their target and Rahkeem Cornwall and Andre Fletcher did well to get the team off to a good start. Rashid Khan did well to pick up two wickets in as many overs but the Zouks had enough firepower in their batting to get over the line despite losing three wickets.

Sunil Narine shines again with the bat

The sixth match of the CPL was scheduled between the Trinbago Knight Riders and Jamaica Tallawahs. The Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl after the match was delayed due to rain. The opening bowlers Jayden Seales and Ali Khan made the most of the conditions to leave the opposition reeling at 19/3. However, Glenn Phillips batted well and shepherded the innings.

His 58-run knock off 42 deliveries was assisted by Asif Ali (22 off 16) and Andre Russell (25 off 26). But the latter batting slow hurt the Tallawahs as they ended up scoring only 135 runs for the loss of eight wickets after 20 overs. Ali Khan and Seales picked up two wickets each while Sunil Narine, Fawad Ahmed and Dwayne Bravo scalped one each.

Trinbago Knight Riders lost their star opener Lendl Simmons in the first over itself but then Sunil Narine got into the act along with Colin Munro. The duo added 75 runs for the second wicket with Narine taking the charge and scoring  53 runs off 38 balls with seven fours and a couple of sixes. Munro played second fiddle to him and took charge of the innings once his partner was dismissed.

Despite Darren Bravo struggling for the most parts of his knock, the asking rate didn’t go up thanks to Munro. The Kiwi batsman remained unbeaten on 49 off 46 deliveries and made sure that his team crossed the line in the 19th over.

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