So that's goodbye from me, Anurag, and my partner Arjun Bhalla from the comm box. Do join us tomorrow for the fourth Test between England and India tomorrow, and the CPL fixtures in the evening, Goodnight and take care!!
Reasonable finish for the Tallawahs despite the lack of wickets. Hard to tell who is out in front at the innings break. Both teams would feel satisfied with the end score there. Both teams would feel satisfied with the end score there. It's that kinda surface where there's enough assistance for everyone and the slower balls have proved to be very effective too. Things looked like heading to Jamaica, but DJ Bravo’s St Kitts and Nevis came back again. The Patriots picked up five wickets for 32 runs in the last five overs to stamp their authority over Powell’s men. A late flourish by Pretorius helped the Tallawahs reach 166 for 8.
Bravo’s men started the chase on the right note with Lewis taking the charge against the quicks in the powerplay. The Patriots lost two wickets and ended the powerplay on 52/2 going on par with the required run rate with Evin Lewis looking unstoppable. Just like the Tallawahs, the scoring rate dropped down after the powerplay but Lewis kept throwing punches. Lewis eventually fell apart after some smart work by Rovman Powell and suddenly the game was in balance. Rutherford and Bopara tried to build a solid partnership but the Englishman struggled against the pacers. Fabian Allen came in and dealt some huge blows to the Tallawahs taking the game to the wire. He was well-supported by Rutherford who looked in a hurry and brought up a crucial fifty of just 26 balls, finishing the game 2 overs early.
And with that, we come to the conclusion of the 10th match of the 2021 CPL. St. Kitts and Patriots chase the competitive total quite comfortably with 6 wickets and 14 balls to spare. The destruction at the death by Fabian Allen and Sherfane Rutherford does the job for the Patriots and they make it four in four, cementing their spot at the top of the table.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots