Twitter Reactions: Kieron Pollard's magnificent century ends Stars' 15-match losing streak

Twitter Reactions: Kieron Pollard’s magnificent century ends Stars’ 15-match losing streak

Andre Fletcher was also superb as he smashed 80 runs off 52 deliveries.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard of St Lucia Stars. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

After a heart-breaking loss against Trinbago Knight Riders, the St Lucia Stars were up against the Barbados Tridents. Fortunately, they have finally ended their 15-match losing streak with this encounter, courtesy a brilliant knock from their skipper Kieron Pollard. The 31-year-old just continued from where he left off yesterday in the game against the Knights and proved to be a nightmare for the bowlers.

The mighty Windies batsman registered his first ever T20 century after having played a countless number of games and scoring more than 8,000 runs in the format. The St Lucia Stars registered a 38-run victory to finally get two points on the points table. Also, this is their first victory since 2016.

Kieron Pollard show, yet again!

The Stars lost the toss and hence were put into bat first. To their dismay, they lost David Warner right in the second over of the innings. Warner, who seemed to have found his touch back in the last game, played a pathetic shot to get out for a duck. But, Rahkeem Cornwall, who came in at 3, started going after the bowlers right from the first ball. He scored a brisk 30 which came off 11 balls. Soon after his dismissal, Lendl Simmons also got out for a golden duck.

Then came the outstanding partnership between Andre Fletcher and Kieron Pollard. They added 148 runs together in about 14 overs. Andre Fletcher who got off to a flyer took sometime later to get his runs and got out after scoring 80 off 52 balls. Pollard was just mindblowing with the bat. The powerful right-hander scored 104 runs off just 54 balls at a staggering strike rate of 192. The Stars ended up putting 226 runs on the board in 20 overs after losing 6 wickets.

The bowlers accomplish the task this time around

The Stars started off the second innings on a great note by picking the wicket of Martin Guptill in the 5th over. However, Dwayne Smith was looking dangerous at the other end. He got off to a good start and was playing with some great freedom. Hashim Amla, who joined the Tridents before this game failed with the bat. The 35-year-old only managed to get 14 runs off 14 balls before he was stumped off the bowling of Qais Ahmed.

Nicolas Pooran who came in next went after the bowlers. He was looking to be extremely dangerous having scored 23 off just 10 balls. But was completely outdone on the 11th ball that he faced from Obed McCoy with some brilliant change of pace. Dwayne Smith also got out after he scored 58 runs off 45 balls. Although Steve Smith and Shai Hope tried their best at the end, it was just a bit too much of an asking for them as Tridents could only reach 188 runs in their 20 overs.

Twitterati erupted as the St Lucia Stars finally won a game to end their losing streak. It was all praise for Kieron Pollard who was amazing in this game. Andre Fletcher was also applauded for his great knock.

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