Evin Lewis’ fifth T20 century assisted St Kitts and Nevis Patriots with turning into the principal group to seal the elimination round spot in Caribbean Premier League 2021. The southpaw’s unbeaten 52-ball 102, on Saturday, assisted the Patriots with conquering the 160-run target serenely – with 8 wickets close by and 32 balls to save.
Put in to bat, Trinbago Knight Riders batsmen battled to discover pace in the innings after Lendl Simmons had hit two limits in the first finished. Dinesh Ramdin also couldn’t utilize the dropped chance from the beginning his innings. Colin Munro at long last squeezed the gas pedal in the tenth over when he trucked Dominic Drakes for several limits and a six. Nonetheless, Jon-Russ Jaggesar struck threefold in the center overs to guarantee the guests battled to discover force in the innings.
Sunil Narine’s late attack – unbeaten 18-ball 33 – permitted Trinbago to flood however three late strikes by Drakes’ restricted them to 159 for 7.
Notwithstanding, it was in the pursuit that Patriots genuinely stepped their position. Chris Gayle, subsequent to being dropped on 7 by Dwayne Bravo, proceeded to add 28 off the following seven conveyances prior to getting found out behind. Notwithstanding, Lewis, who was assuming the optional part in the pursuit till then in the 65-run opening stand, gotten.
After a peaceful seventh over by Akeal Hosein, he proceeded to drop Lewis in the 10th over, which ended up being a game-turning second. He clubbed Kieron Pollard for two sixes later in the over and afterward proceeded to smack Hosein for two sixes and a limit later in the over.
When the force was immovably for the hosts, Trinbago bowlers further wandered and made the pursuit simple for Patriots, who were without any help assumed control over the line by Lewis. The southpaw broke 5 limits and 11 sixes in his 52-ball thump. While Narine was efficient, returning figures of 0/10 from his four overs, the remainder of the Knight Riders bowlers battled for control even with the Lewis invasion.
Brief Scores: Trinbago Knight Riders 159/7 in 20 overs (Colin Munro 47, Sunil Narine 33*; Jon-Russ Jaggesar 3-32, Dominic Drakes 3-32) St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 160/2 in 14.4 overs (Evin Lewis 102*, Chris Gayle 35) by 8 wickets