For the second day straight, the St Lucia Kings had the better of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Driven by heavenly hands from Jeavor Royal, with the ball, and Roston Chase with the bat, the Kings finished another extensive win.
Chris Gayle, remaining in as captain for the harmed Dwayne Bravo, selected to bat in a bid to have a go at something other than what’s expected from yesterday. However, things couldn’t have gone more awful for his group. In the event that they wound up yielding 224 yesterday in the primary innings, they were bowled out for only 118 today.
On a pitch that was offering sufficient turn and grasp, left-arm spinner Royal opened the assault and set the vibe with a three-wicket pull. He had Evin Lewis LBW missing a range in the first finished and Andre McCarthy edging behind in his second finished. Between these two, Wahab Riaz gave them the huge advancement when he had Gayle gotten at slip for only 3. At 28/3 inside the powerplay, SKNP had effectively been put on the backfoot.
Devon Thomas and Sherfane Rutherford started the maintenance work with a 24-run remain before they were fixed back indeed. Kesrick Williams had Thomas scratching behind for 28, and in the accompanying over Rutherford was left smoldering as Asif Ali denied a subsequent run prompting a run out. Ali dealt with a 14-ball 18 preceding he turned into Royal’s third casualty, holing out to long on. It took a venturesome 32-ball 34 from Fabian Allen from that point to get them to 118.
In the pursuit as well, it was Allen who set the vibe for SKNP. He had Andre Fletcher LBW off the principal bundle of the pursuit, and later Faf du Plessis – new off a century yesterday against a similar group – hit a draw off Allen directly to mid-on.
Notwithstanding, from that point the Kings remained immovably in charge through the pursuit on account of Roston Chase’s unbeaten 51. The main run-scorer of CPL 2021 ensured that there could have been no further hiccups in the pursuit as the table-clinchers capitulated to their second progressive loss.