Twitter Reactions: Trinbago Knight Riders seal their spot in the top two with a clinical show

Twitter Reactions: Trinbago Knight Riders seal their spot in the top two with a clinical show

Tridents end their season with a seventh consecutive loss.

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

The Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) had a day-off after bashing the Guyana Amazon Warriors in their previous encounter. On Friday, they were up against the Barbados Tridents, who were playing their last league game. Although the score lines in this match suggest that it was quite a close game, the Knight Riders always had a firm grip over the proceedings.

With yet another loss, the Tridents have ended their 2018 campaign at the bottom of the points table. The team lost seven consecutive games this season. The captaincy, too much of shuffling around with the players and often tweaking the batting order are some of the reasons for their downfall. With 14 points in their tally, the Trinbago Knight Riders are sure to end up in the top two spots.

Ramdin puts up a promising show with the bat

After being put into bat first, the Trinbago Knight Riders got off to a lightning start courtesy a brutal assault from Chris Lynn. The Aussie batsman just took 10 balls to score 29 runs and his innings included two big sixes. However, his partner Colin Munro, who did really well in the last game failed to get going this time around and crawled his way to 28 off 29 balls. However, Denesh Ramdin covered up for that slow innings as he smashed 51 off 31 deliveries and was looking really good out there in the middle.

Dwayne Bravo with 33 off 20 balls provided the final impetus as the team reached 180 in 20 overs after losing 5 wickets. While all other batsmen fared decently well, Darren Bravo’s stay was a complete struggle. He was unbeaten on 20 but took 24 cherries to score those runs.

You can’t win games when you tweak with the batting order so often

Martin Guptill was benched for the final game of the season. This meant that the former RCB batsman, Sunny Sohal found a new partner in Tion Webster. However, both the openers couldn’t get the team off to the ideal start. While the former scored 22 off 20 balls, the later took 16 balls to muster 16 runs. Nicolas Pooran was the leading run scorer in the innings with 44 runs off 32 balls.

The Tridents required 28 runs off the last two overs to win the game. However, Ali Khan bowled an exceptional penultimate over and gave away just 4 runs. Skipper DJ Bravo took things in his own control for the last over as his team won the game by 9 runs. Fawad Ahmed, for his 3 wickets in the innings, was declared the Man of the Match.

Twitterati breathed a sigh of relief as the Tridents didn’t play a spoilsport in the Trinbago Knight Riders’ campaign. A few of the fans also seemed to be quite disappointed with Sunil Narine’s performance this season.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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