Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 20th 2015 Contents A62
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, July 20, 2015
In front of a packed Queen s Park
Oval, the T&T Red Steel booked a
place in the knockout phase of the
2015 Hero CPLT20 tournament,
with a seven-run victory over the
Jacques Kallis continued his
impressive form in getting an
unbeaten 61 and Dwayne Bravo
smashed 49 not out to take the home
team to 145 for three off their allotted
The local spinners then came into
their own to restrict the Tallawahs
to 138 for nine and now the Red Steel
flies to Guyana with 11 points and
a win there will see them book a
place directly into the finals of the
Chris Gayle started off at a frenetic
pace slamming Samuel Badree for
4, 6, 4, 6, 6 off the first five balls.
Bravo, never one to run from a
challenge, took the ball and it resulted
in the wicket off Gayle for 27 of 13
balls with two fours and three sixes.
With the pitch assisting the spinners,
a lot depended on the legendary Sri
Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawar-
dene but he failed getting three and
his scores for this tournament
resembled an international dialing
code 0,3,10 1 0, 3. After his dis-
missal, wickets consistently fell and
the main target for the Jamaicans
was 96 runs to ensure they made it
into the knockout phase at the
expense of the St Lucia Zouks.
Sensible batting by Andre Russell
took them over the mark but there
was still time to get the winning
score. He brought them close but
got out to Bravo in the penultimate
over for 36 and the last pair could
not bring home the win with 16
needed off the last over.
Earlier, Bravo won the toss and
decided to take first strike reason
being, batting on the strip before it
started to slow down. After the hard-
ness of the new ball went, so too
did the big shots, as timing became
very difficult with the ball stopping
on the pitch.
Kallis started off nicely and rotated
the strike well but lost his partner
William Perkins for only five. Pak-
istani Kamran Akmal came in but
never got going and when he left for
14 of 21 balls, there was a loud roar
at the Oval, as Darren Bravo the star
in the last two games arrived in the
However, it would not be his day,
as he left the arena a disappointed
man caught off the bowling off
Andre Russell for five. This let in
Dwayne and he batted very well in
tandem with the rock solid Kallis.
One thing they could not do was
find the boundaries on a regular
basis and the Tallawahs were always
in the game.
The Red Steel would have been
disappointed not to hit the 150-mark
because they were well placed at 142
for three with one over to go but
could only get three runs from Rusty
Theron's last over.
Kallis remained unbeaten on 61
of 51 balls five fours and two sixes
and Dwayne finished 49 not out off
30 balls with two fours and three
T&T Red Steel Jacques Kallis during his top score of 61 not out for the Red
Steel against the Tallawahs at the QP Oval yesterday. PHOTO ASHLEY ALLEN
grabbed four wickets as Barbados
Tridents recovered from a precarious
position to beat Guyana Amazon
Warriors by 14 runs in game 28 of
the Caribbean Premier League at the
providence Stadium here on Satur-
Pollard snatched four wickets for
30 runs to throw Amazon Warriors
innings into chaos and successfully
derail their efforts to surpass an ordi-
nary total of 125 for nine posted by
Tridents who have now extended their
lead at the top of the table.
South African medium pacer David
Wiese, who only made his CPL debut
just two days ago, was largely respon-
sible for Tridents batting woes with
a haul of five wickets for 30 runs.
Tridents were imploding at 57 for
the loss of five wickets when All-
rounder Jason Holder and Rayad Emrit
came to the rescue with a 45 run
stand for the seventh wicket.
Later, Pollard seized control by
removing dangerous batsmen capable
of keeping the Warriors in the game
as Tridents confirmed their status as
hot favourites for the title this year.
Wiese removed openers Dwayne
Smith and Steven Taylor for 14 and
13 respectively in the same over as
Tridents slumped to 30 for the loss
of two wickets.
Smith could not clear the ropes
towards the sight screen and Umar
Akmal ran to his left from long-on
to take the catch after a couple of
juggles while Taylor got a leading edge
and skied a ball to Denesh Ramdin.
Tridents found the going tough as
more wickets tumbled, including
Robin Peterson and Misbah-uh-Haq
who perished to the bowling of
Devendra Bishoo in the space of three
But Holder, with a top score of 30
from 17 balls with two fours and two
sixes and Emrit who hit a six and a
four in scoring 21 runs from the same
number of balls, lifted Tridents from
65 for six to a more respectable 110
Wiese then returned to disrupt the
rescue mission by removing Holder
and Emrit in successive deliveries at
the height of the death overs.
Holder got a leading edge to Sunil
Narine at extra cover while Emrit was
caught by Akmal at long-on.
Pollard was like a gladiator leading
his troops against an Amazon Warriors
who got off to an encouraging start
but squandered the advantage with
a pathetic batting display.
Pollard, leading an impressive col-
lective bowling effort by the Tridents,
dismissed the dangerous Lendl Sim-
mons who had put together 43 runs
for the first wicket with Brian Hodge.
Hodge, who top scored with an
explosive 27 after he was moved up
to open the batting, dragged a ball
from Imran Khan unto his stumps
while Simmons, who scored 15,
chopped a delivery from Pollard
straight into Khan's hands.
Warriors, with their conservative
batting, continued to struggle and
failed to convert the promise of two
lower order partnerships.
Captain Denesh Ramdin and Umar
Akmal put on 28 runs for the third
wicket while Wiese and Chris Barn-
well carved out the same number of
runs for the 5th wicket.
With Amazon Warriors needing 24
off the last six balls to win , Barnwell,
who scored 24, hit Pollard for a six
and picked up two runs from his next
ball but lost his wicket in the third
ball of the over.
Barnwell got an inside edge into
his pad and onto the stumps as War-
riors hopes of victory faded allowing
Tridents to move higher up the table
with 12 points from ten matches.
Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon
DSmithcUmarAkmalbWiese . . . . . . . .
Misbah-ul-Haq c Fudadin b Bishoo . . . .6
JCarterc†RamdinbWiese. . . . . . . . . . . .7
JHoldercNarinebWiese. . . . . . . . . . . .30
REmritcUmarAkmalbWiese . . . . . .21
ANursecHodgebdeLange . . . . . . . . . .7
Total(9wickets;20overs) . . . . . . .125
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Taylor), 2-30
(Smith), 3-37 (Carter), 4-56 (Peterson),
5-57 (Misbah-ul-Haq), 6-65 (Pollard), 7-
110 (Holder), 8-110 (Emrit), 9-119
Bowling: De Lange 4-0-28-1,Permaul 4-
0-27-1, Wiese 4-0-30-5, Bishoo 4-0-23-
2, Narine 4-1-14-0
Guyana Amazon Warriors
LSimmonscKhanbPollard . . . . . . . . .15
D Ramdin c Misbah-ul-Haq b Emrit . .14
UmarAkmalcSmithbPollard . . . . . .20
Total(6wickets;20overs) . . . . . . .111
Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Hodge), 2-45
(Simmons), 3-73 (Umar Akmal), 4-82
(Ramdin), 5-110 (Barnwell), 6-111
Bowling: Emrit 4-0-20-1, Peterson 4-0-
16-0, Rampaul 4-0-23-0, I Khan 4-0-22-
1- Pollard 4-0-30-4.
Result: Tridents won by 14 runs
Points: Tridents 2, Warriors 0.
Player-of-the-match: Rayad Emrit
Bravo delivers knockout punch
Red Steel vs Tallawahs
DMBravocTheronbRussell. . . . . . . .5
Totalfor3wkts(20ovs) . . . . . . . .145
Fall of wkts: 34, 66, 76.
Bowling: J Theron 4-0-22-0, D Vettori
4-0-25-0, J Taylor 4-0-27-1, K
Santokie 4-0-29-0, A Russell 4-0-36-1
M Jayawardene c DJ Bravo b Benn .3
NDeonarinestAkmalbDavis . . . . . .12
CLynnstAkmalbBadree. . . . . . . . . .10
ARussellcsubDeyalbBravo . . . . . .36
Totalfor9wkts(20ovs) . . . . . . . .138
Fall of wkts: 32, 36, 54, 65, 74, 74, 87,
Bowling: S Badree 4-1-35-3, J Kallis 1-
0-2-0, D Bravo 4-0-18-2, S Benn 4-0-
28-2, J Botha 2-0-11-0, D Davis 2-0-
12-1, K Cooper 3-0-29-1.
Result: T&T Red Steel won by 7 runs.
Pollard puts squeeze on Warriors
Penedo made the clinching save
in the ninth round to give Panama
a 6-5 victory on penalty kicks
after its Concacaf Gold Cup quar-
terfinal against T&T ended tied
1-1 following extra time yester-
Penedo saved Lester Peltier's
shot after Trinidad and Tobago had
a chance to win it in the seventh
But Daniel Cyrus' try sailed over
the crossbar to keep Panama alive.
All four of Panama's Gold Cup
games have ended tied 1-1, but it's
headed back to the semifinals to
face the winner of Sunday's second
match between Mexico and Costa
Rica at MetLife Stadium.
Luis Tejada scored in the 37th
minute for Panama, and Kenwyne
Jones tied it the 54th for Trinidad
(Full report in tomorrow's
Panama tops T&T on
penalty kicks at Gold Cup
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