Rovman Powell | Losing captain: It was not a 15-5 wicket. TKR bowled well and some bad shots in the powerplay brought us down. Imad and Carlos did well, and that's the thing about the team, someone puts their hand up. The catches haven't been taken this year and last year and that's something we need to get right. Chemar and Chadwick are being tended to by the physio and they'll be fine soon.
A 145-run chase that has been achieved quite easily, in the end, after a couple of hiccups. This St Kitts surface had so many demons in it, when Tallawahs were batting.. but the Knight Riders just came in, did their business, and went off the field after nodding their heads.
It can be said, Jamaica had lesser or less effective spinners, but cricket is not played hindsight. The second innings began with the sky being gloomy and clouds lightning. TKR lost Sunil Narine early in the innings, which was also a debatable LBW decision by the umpire. Just after the first scalp, rain stopped the play for about an hour.
Simmons and Munro came out to bat with a positive intent and took the chase shrewdly. The plan was simple, just to hit a boundary every over and then rotate odd singles on the remaining balls. The opposition team too helped them in the act as both the batters were dropped in the innings.. that was all Trinbago needed.
On the whole, the combination of Simmons and Munro stemmed a match-winning stand of 102 runs. Alas they removed when the game was almost done. Wasim got a nick off Munro to the keeper, while Pretorius produced a jaffa of a brute yorker to undone Simmons on 70. However, an unbeaten partnership of 25 runs between skipper and Darren Bravo took them home.
With this win, the defending champions have leapfrogged to the second place.. but more importantly, they have bagged a clinical win.
Trinbago Knight Riders