Colin Munro leads Knight Riders assault to seal final spot


CPL 2017


Munro and Bravo shared a match-winning 85-run stand.

Munro and Bravo shared a match-profitable 85-operate stand. © Getty

League phase table-toppers Trinbago Knight Riders may well have had an off day from St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the to start with Qualifier, but they ensured the last would from the identical opponents as they sealed their location in the last of the Caribbean Premier League 2017 with a snug six-wicket earn more than Guyana Amazon Warriors.

In a sport that had its ebbs and flows, the Knight Riders arrived out on top rated led by an unbeaten 50 %-century from Colin Munro, whose adore affair with operates from Warriors ongoing, right after been offered two life on the night. Munro, who had scored an unbeaten 70 from them earlier in the period, additional to that tally with an unbeaten 57 on the night right after currently being promoted to open the batting in a chase of 160, which they scaled with 12 balls to spare.

Following Sunil Narine at the time again unsuccessful at the top rated, and Hamza Tariq departed quickly right after, Darren Bravo injected momentum into the chase with a sprightly 27-ball 43 – with 4 sixes and two boundaries – to set the phase for a earn as he collaborated with Munro for an 85-operate stand for the third wicket at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on Thursday (September 7).

A great deal was anticipated from Rashid Khan, who had picked up a hat-trick in the final sport. He, even so, returned with just the 1 wicket of Dwayne Bravo, albeit giving away just 23 in his 4 overs. He could’ve had Munro, but his skipper Rayad Emrit’s missed capture finally value the crew a location in the last. Denesh Ramdin’s 18-operate cameo finally took them more than the line in a chase they ended up normally in management of.

The Warriors, who ended up actively playing their next sport in successive days, ended up a aspect that erred on several accounts. None of their batsmen went on to enjoy a very long innings inspite of obtaining begins. As several as a few batsmen ended up dismissed in their late 30s, unable to give the crew that 1 major innings that the aspect needed in order to post an imposing complete. Chadwick Walton’s 37 was sedate, Gajanand Singh fired to the stop, but Roshon Primus’s 18-ball 35-operate cameo was critical in getting Warriors near to the 160-operate mark which was a respectable rating on the track. Gajanand struck successive sixes off Dwayne in the 16th more than, right before Dan Christian was taken for as several as 21 in the 19th more than by Primus, as Warriors scored 65 in their final 5.

Knight Riders’ skipper, Dwayne’s bowling variations labored properly for the crew as they did not let the opposition batsmen settle, retaining them rather quiet in the powerplay. Whilst Narine has not been firing with the bat at the top rated, choosing up his fourth duck of the period nowadays, he is been proper up there with the ball undertaking what he does ideal: decide on up wickets and curtail the operates. He picked up two wickets in 4 overs, conceding only 21 operates.

Brief scores: Guyana Amazon Warriors 159/6 in 20 overs (Chadwick Walton 37, Gajanand Singh 39, Roshon Primus 35* Ronsford Beaton 2-30, Sunil Narine 2-21) misplaced to Trinbago Knight Riders 160/4 in 18 overs (Colin Munro 57*, Darren Bravo 43) by six wickets.

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