Twitter Reactions: Trinbago Knight Riders knock down the Stars with a dominating performance in the opening game

Munro was awarded the Man of the Match for his superb knock.

Colin Munro of Trinbago Knight Riders
Colin Munro of Trinbago Knight Riders. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/Getty Images)

The Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) have started the sixth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in a staggering fashion by securing a dominating victory. The defending champions knocked down the St Lucia Stars by a huge margin of 100 runs in the opening encounter of the tournament.

After posting a highest T20 total at the venue, the Knights’ bowlers dented the opposition by removing the top order early on in the chase, which never allowed the Stars to come back and thus, they eventually ended up losing the opening match.

Munro and Ramdin propel TKR to 195

The Stars skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to bowl first and his bowlers started things off nicely by removing the dangerous opener Chris Lynn in the very first over. Colin Munro along with Sunil Narine then provided the Knight Riders with a decent start to the innings as the duo added 40 runs for the second wicket. They lost some momentum in the middle overs, as they lost wickets at regular intervals, while Munro kept steadying things from the other end.

The swashbuckling Kiwi batsman scored an impressive 68 runs off 48 balls to take his team towards a fighting total. He got some much-needed support from the wicket-keeper batsman Denesh Ramdin who played an explosive unbeaten knock of 50 runs off just 27 balls, in the end, to take his team towards a total of 195 with the loss of 6 wickets. For the Stars, Mitchell McClenaghan, Pollard and Kesrick Williams picked up a couple of wickets each.

Bowlers deliver for TKR

The Stars never got going in the chase, despite smashing fast bowler Shannon Gabriel for 26 runs in the second over. They were reduced 50-5 within first 7 overs, as leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed bowled superbly to scalp the big wickets of Lendl Simmons and Mark Chapman in his first over of the competition. Even David Warner was dismissed for a run a ball 9.

The Knight Riders skipper Dwayne Bravo also bowled nicely and picked up three wickets, which ended the Stars’ innings with a paltry total of 95 runs. Thus, the defending champions opened their account with a spectacular victory thanks to the clinical all-round effort.

Here’s how Twitter reacted during the match:

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