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Twitter Reactions: A win takes St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to the 2nd spot in the table

Players didn't get the chance to come back on the field and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the match by 17 runs. This win took them to the second place in the standings.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard of the Barbados Tridents. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20 via Getty Images)

Last night, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots beat Barbados Tridents by 17 runs based on the DLS method to rise to 2nd in the league standings. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SNP) were in a good position chasing the target of 169 set by Barbados Tridents (BT). SNP were at 84/1 in only 9.3 overs before rain played spoilsport and forced the players to leave the field.

Barbados Tridents innings.

Earlier SNP captain, Chris Gayle won the toss and invited BT to bat first. The Tridents got off to a bad start and lost 4 wickets in 7.2 overs. The only good thing was Dwayne Smith’s knock of 33 of 16 balls that ensured they maintained a healthy run rate. Skipper Kane Williamson who is expected to take the major responsibility in the middle order was dismissed for 7. When Dwayne Smith was dismissed the score read 50 for 3 in 5.2 overs.

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Once Akeal Hosein was run out, Barbados was in deep trouble. They had lost 4 wickets with just 62 on the scoreboard. The Tridents needed a good hand from experienced Shoaib Malik. Malik brought some calmness to the proceedings but when he looked set to launch a counter attack he was dismissed by compatriot Hasan Ali.

BT were 89/5 in 12.4 overs when Nicholas Pooran joined captain Kieron Pollard at the crease. The Mumbai Indians star put forward an exhibition of stroke play as he scored 63 runs in 40 balls. He was clearing the boundary ropes at will, as his innings consisted of six innings.  brisk cameo from Nicholas Pooran ensured Barbados Tridents ended up on a healthy score 168/6 at the end of allotted 20 overs.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots innings.

SNP needed a good start if they wanted to chase the tricky target of 169. But they failed to get that, losing the wicket of Evin Lewis in the first over itself. That was when the experienced Pakistani batter Mohammad Hafeez joined the captain Chris Gayle.

Gayle seemed in good nick and gave St Kitts a great start. He scored 38 runs off 25 balls, hitting 4 fours and 2 sixes. Hafeez at the other end provided able support, holding up one end and kept on feeding him the strike. When rain interrupted play Barbados score read 84/1 in 9.3 overs and looked on their way to achieve the target.

Players didn’t get the chance to come back on the field and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the match by 17 runs. This win took them to the second place in the standings.

Here is how twitter reacted to this win.

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