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CPL 2021 | Roston Chase, Jeavor Royal help St Lucia make it 2-0 against table topper Patriots

Abhishek Singh ∙ 6 Sep 2021

CPL 2021 | Roston Chase, Jeavor Royal help St Lucia make it 2-0 against table topper Patriots

Roston Chase is turning out to be the find of the tournament as far as the Caribbean Premier League 2021 is concerned. The batting all-rounder, mostly known for his brilliant drives in the longest format has remodelled and redefined himself in the shortest format as he led his team, St Lucia Kings, to yet another victory over the table-toppers St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Though Chase scored an unbeaten 51 off 38 balls to take the Kings home, talented spin bowler Jeavor Royal deserves equal credit for bundling out the Patriots for only 118. Royal picked up three crucial wickets of dangerman Evin Lewis and dangerous-looking Asif Ali. The Kings’ chase wasn’t ideal as they lost Andre Fletcher on the very first ball to Fabian Allen. Last match centurion and Kings’ skipper Faf du Plessis then partnered with Keron Cottoy and the two could only put up 33 runs before du Plessis was removed by Allen once again. It was then that Chase entered the chase and partnering first with Cottoy and then with Samit Patel and Tim David made sure that the Kings reached the target with 26 balls left to improve their net run rate, which had already received a boost after the men in blue had beaten Patriots by 100 runs in their previous encounter on Saturday, September 04. With this win, the Kings completed a 2-0 sweep against the patriots in CPL 2021 and till now they are the only team to have defeated the Patriots in this year’s league. Earlier in the morning, Patriots, who were led by stand-in skipper Chris Gayle in Dwayne Bravo’s absence chose to bat after winning the toss. Their decision however wasn’t backed up by their batters as they lost three wickets including those of Gayle and Lewis in the first five overs itself when the score hadn’t even reached 30 runs. When Sherfane Rutherford got run out in the 10th over with the team’s score 59-5, it became clear that the Patriots weren’t really going to score big. Apart from Fabian Allen, no other battery was able to get going as the Patriots got all out for 118 in the 20th over. Allen made 34 off 32 balls. For Kings, apart from Royal’s three wickets, Wahab Riaz and Samit Patel picked two wickets as well.

CPL 2021 | Roston Chase, bowlers power St Lucia Kings to huge 51 run win over Guyana

Abhishek Singh ∙ 3 Sep 2021

CPL 2021 | Roston Chase, bowlers power St Lucia Kings to huge 51 run win over Guyana

If a T20I match is being won by a margin of more than 50 runs, it’s humungous by the stature of the victory. And such a humungous victory was earned by St Lucia Kings in the Caribbean Premier League 2021 as they defeated Guyana Amazon Warriors by 51 runs to move away from the bottom of the table and to the fifth position. It was Kings' second victory in four games having previously lost to Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders. Roston Chase was the hero of the match for the Kings as he was single-handedly responsible for getting the Kings to 149 with his brilliant 85 runs coming off just 50 balls. He scored with a strike rate of more than 170, which was surprisingly brilliant as Chase is usually the anchor around whom all other players strike big. The right-hander batter hit six fours and seven sixes in his innings. He also played a crucial role with the ball picking up the all-important wicket of Warriors skipper Nicholas Pooran who looked like the only man capable of taking the men in green and red to win. The Warriors’ chase of 150 never got going as they lost way too many wickets early on to make a comeback. Obed McCoy struck twice in his two overs to get rid of the two Pakistani imports of the Guyana side. With Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik gone, the onus fell on Shimron Hetmyer and Pooran as Brandon King and Chandrapaul Hemraj too were dismissed by Alzarri Joseph to put Warriors under all sorts of pressure at 15-4 in the sixth over. The two did add 47 for the fifth wicket, that too in just 38 balls, but Hetmyer’s run rate ended the partnership. Romario Shepherd couldn’t replicate his last match heroics with the bat and after Pooran’s dismissal, it was all over for the Warriors. At 76-9, they were staring down the lowest team total in CPL history (lowest is 80 runs by Jamaica Tallawahs) when Odean Smith took control and hit an unbeaten 31 off 18 balls to take his side to 98 before Imran Tahir was bowled by Kesrick Willaims to end the match. Chase was awarded Man of the Match for his brilliant showing. Jeavor Royal, the left-arm orthodox spinner picked three wickets for the Kings, giving away just 19 runs. The Kings would now face the juggernaut of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots who haven’t lost a single game this season while Warriors would take on last-placed Barbados Royals.