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Kevin Pietersen and
Andre Fletcher struck
explosive half centuries
as they led the St Lucia
Zouks to a 20-run in
their Hero Caribbean
Premier League (CPL)
T20 clash at Warner
Park in St Kitts, on Fri-
Pietersen slammed 73
and Fletcher 77, as they took the Zouks to whopping
202 for five off their 20 overs.
Leaders Tridents lost wickets at regular intervals
after a good opening stand of 41 and closed at 172
for seven off their 20 overs. Skipper Keiron Pollard
tried his best in getting a 27-ball 31 but the Zouks
bowlers were too clever on the night, taking the pace
off the ball and making scoring very difficult.
Also among the runs were Pakistani Shoaib Malik
with 31 off 19 balls and Jason Holder also 31 off 19
Earlier, a partnership of 138 runs off 12.3 overs set
up the innings nicely forSt Lucia Zouks. After the
early loss of Johnson Charles, Fletcher was joined by
a world class batsman in Pietersen and he produced
a world class innings much to the delight of the
crowd on hand.
As soon as the former England star stepped up to
the crease, he took control and the only respite the
Tridents had was in over number 14 when he left
for a bruising 73 off just 39 balls with seven fours
and four sixes. Whilst he batted it was child s play
as he did like he pleased.
Fletcher on the other hand was a brilliant under-
study and when Pietersen left he took control of pro-
ceedings and for once Keiron Pollard had no answers.
The Grenadian, who has enjoyed a wonderful CPL
this season, raced to 77 before Mendis accounted for
him. He faced 50 balls and struck three fours and
five sixes. (VM)
Pietersen, Fletcher fire
Zouks to impressive win
Zouks vs Tridents
J Charles c Munaweera b Rampaul 7
A Fletcher b Mendis
K Pietersen c Carter b Mendis
H Davids b Mendis
R Taylor not out
D Sammy b Emrit
B McCullum not out
Extras w13, lb2
Total for 5 wkts(20ovs)
Fall of wkts: 8, 146, 146, 182, 199.
Bowling: R Petersen 3-0-37-0, R Rampaul 4-0-30-
1, J Holder 4-0-47-0, S Malik 1-0-9-0, R Emrit 3-0-
31-1, J Mendis 4-0-33-3, K Pollard 1-0-13-0.
D Munaweera c Sammy b Shillingford 23
S Malik c Charles b Sammy
J Carter c Fletcher b McCullum
K Pollard run out
J Mendis c Pietersen b Sammy
J Holder not out
S Hope b Edwards
R Petersen not out
Extras 4b, 1lb, 10w
Total 7 wkts (20ovs)
Fall of wkts: 41, 47, 81, 98, 98, 152, 171.
Bowling: S Gabriel 4-0-30-0, F Edwards 4-0-39-1,
N McCullum 4-0-27-1, S Shillingford 4-0-36-1, D
Results: Zouks won by 20 runs.
Man of the match: Andre Fletcher.
Last year s runner-up Guyana Amazon
Warriors finally got their first win of the
2015 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL)
on Friday night when they easily took care
of the St Kitts Patriots at Warner Park.
Set at 150 runs for victory after Evin
Lewis (34) and Martin Guptill (34) had
taken the home team to 149 for nine off
their 20 overs, the Warriors reached 150
Skipper Denesh Ramdin celebrated the
birth of his first child Adair Matt Ramdin,
by slamming an unbeaten 54. On reaching
his half century off just 34 balls, the West
Indies Test captain made the sign of "rock-
ing a cradle" in celebration of his son s
He got good support from Lendl Sim-
mons who spanked 41 to finally get among
the runs, as the Amazon Warriors looked
the team they were in the first two editions
of this tournament.
Ramdin s run came off 35 balls with five
fours and four sixes, while Simmons 41
occupied 33 balls with five fours and a six.
Earlier, Marlon Samuels won the toss
and decided to take first strike in an effort
to maximise the use of the pitch with the ball. Openers Guptill and Lewis took advan-
tage to gave the Patriots a solid opening
start of 66 runs. Although the runs did not
come at a very fast rate, the two were able
to put together a good launching platform.
However, when they launched, they found
themselves walking back to the dugout.
Lewis was the first to go for 34 off 34 balls
with three fours and a six.
The fans here, who were in a celebratory
mood on the Friday afternoon soon grew
very quiet, as the home team slipped from
66 without loss to 103 for six. They scored
just 37 runs whilst losing six wickets and
this crippled their innings.
One of the main men causing the Guyanese
to dance was the man with the pink shoe,
Sunil Narine. He got rid of Guptill for 34 off
31 balls with three fours and a six and sent
back Orlando Peters immediately.
Carlos Brathwaite came and fought fire
with fire, slamming three sixes in getting
23 off 11 balls, to give the Patriots a fighting
score. Pacer Ronsford Beaton ended with
3/39 while Narine picked 2/27.
M Guptill b Narine
E Lewis c Hodge b Beaton
M Samuels st Ramdin b Bishoo 17
O Peters lbw Narine
S Afridi c Dilshan b Bishoo
S Tanvir c Barnwell b De Lange
T Willett c Akmal b Dilshan
C Brathwaite c De Lange b Beaton 23
D Thomas c Akmal b Beaton
S Cotterell not out
T Shamzi not out
Extras 2b, 6w
Total for 9 wkts
Fall of wkts: 66, 83, 83, 93, 93, 103, 136,
139, 141. Bowling: V Permaul 4-0-35-0,
M de Lange 4-0-24-1, S Narine 4-1-27-2,
R Beaton 4-0-39-3, T Dilshan 2-0-9-1, D
L Simmons c Cotterell b Shamzi 41
T Dilshan c Willett b Tanvir
D Ramdin not out
B Hodge c Willett b Cotterell
U Akmal not out
Extras w15, b9
Total for three wkts (16ovs) 150
Fall of wkts: 19, 84, 143.
Bowling: S Tanvir 3-0-16-1, S Cotterell 2-
0-21-1, C Brathwaite 3-0-28-0, S Afridi 4-
0-51-0, T Shamzi 4-0-29-1.
Result: Guyana Amazon Warriors won by
Man of the match: Denesh Ramdin.
T&T football legend Dwight Yorke appeals successfully to dismiss former West Indies batsman Stuart Williams during a CPL
charity match at Warner Park, St Kitts, on Thursday night. Yorke's two wickets were instrumental in guiding the Prime Minister's
XI to an 11-run win over the Viv Richards XI.
Warriors vs Patriots
Warriors ease to first win
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