Twitter Reactions: Glenn Phillips, Kyle Mayers give Barbados Royals consolation win

Twitter Reactions: Glenn Phillips, Kyle Mayers give Barbados Royals consolation win

The duo stitched together an unbeaten stand of 154 runs for the third wicket off a mere 13.3 overs.

Kyle Mayers and Glenn Phillips
Kyle Mayers and Glenn Phillips. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

Barbados Royals, on Sunday, secured a consolation win in the CPL 2021 after beating the Saint Lucia Kings by eight wickets at the Warner Park. But despite the thumping win with seven balls left, Jason Holder’s men ended at the bottom of the table.

Chase steps up

After being put in to bat first, the Kings racked up 190 for six on the board. Andre Fletcher and Rahkeem Cornwall’s 62-run stand for the opening wicket got the team off to a flier. Cornwall scored a 26-ball 40 with the help of five fours and two sixes.

After Fletcher and Cornwall perished, Roston Chase took charge. The Kings’ No.3 notched a 38-ball 56 with six fours and two sixes. David Wiese also chipped in with a 15-ball 23. Kyle Mayers was the standout bowler for the Kings as he picked up three wickets.

Phillips and Mayers take charge for the Royals

In the run-chase, Chase got rid of Johnson Charles early. Thereafter, Shai Hope was run out without facing a ball. From thereon, Mayers and Glenn Phillips took charge. The duo stitched together an unbeaten stand of 154 runs for the third wicket off a mere 13.3 overs.

Phillips, who hadn’t had the best of tournaments with the bat, scored 80 runs off 39 balls with two fours and nine sixes. Mayers didn’t flatter to deceive either. The left-hander stayed unbeaten on 81 off 62 with five fours and six sixes.

Everybody had different spirits, says Jason Holder

After the Royals’ win, Holder lauded Glenn and Mayers for their masterful knocks under pressure. Fletcher reckoned that Samit Patel dropping Mayers early on turned out to be a crucial factor in deciding the fate of the game.

“Credit to Kyle and Glenn, outstanding partnership. It was a really good wicket. On this wicket, you aren’t quite sure what a good total is. Lots of positives. Everybody had different spirits. It’s been a good campaign for few individuals but not good collectively,” Holder said after the game.

“It was a very good total, 190 was over par. Kyle played really well and the dropped catch probably cost us. Unfortunately, we didn’t execute our plans and that’s why we didn’t win this game. We just hope that Guyana beat Jamaica. He (Andy Flower) thought it was a good fight in spite of the defeat,” Fletcher was quoted as saying.

Here’s how the netizens reacted to the Royals’ win: