Match Details

BR vs SLK 16th Match, CPL 2023

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St Lucia Kings won by 90 runs 🏆
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O McCoy Logo
O McCoy Jersy
4s: 1
6s: 0
Q Ahmad Logo
Q Ahmad Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 1
A Joseph Logo
A Joseph Jersy



A Joseph

Econ: 2.80
15th Over:
= 4
16th Over:
= 12
Last Over:
= 8
This Over:
= 5
BRBR - 2nd Innings
6 Over 5440
10 Over 6856
15 Over 9880
SLKSLK - 1st Innings
6 Over 4869
10 Over 10297
15 Over 140135
20 Over 192195


Inn 1
Inn 2
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Sikandar Raza (Saint Lucia Kings Captain): "As I said earlier, this group is very hungry. We train to the best of our abilities and we are hungry to play games. So, whenever we get the opportunity, everyone means business which makes my job easier. I thought the score was good but it was not that good. I thought the wicket got really good to bat on. The way seamers bowled in the powerplay really took the game away from them. I had a gut feeling that we have to go with Primus against Powell. We had been very clear with our communication with Primus as well. When everything is clear to the players, their execution part also becomes easier."   
Rovman Powell (Barbados Royals Captain): "It was a bad day at the office and we were not good enough in the end. It was a hard day and not good enough today. Plenty of talking to be done and management will take a call as to whether to change the side or not. Some tough decisions ought to be made. But this performance is just not good enough. Hope to bounce back stronger tomorrow night."   
Johnson Charles (Player of the Match): "It was really about planning and taking control of the powerplay. I was prepared to face Mayers in the powerplay. Not really, I obviously have to take up the mantle now that Faf is gone. But someone like Colin Munro is also experienced. So, I had the responsibility to take the game deep. I try and do everything for my team."   
9:42 AM IST, 12:12 AM Local Time: Another clinical performance from St, Lucia Kings as they thrash the home team Barbados Royals by 90 runs to go top of the points table. The Sikandar Raza led side have completely outplayed their opponents in all facets of the game and the home team is being far too inconsistent at the moment.  

Chasing 196 for the win, the Royals never really got going and lost wickets at regular intervals. Kyle Mayers went for another duck as the top order was blown away very quickly. Rahkeem Cornwall scored 18 off 14 balls. Jason Holder scored 18 off 11 balls. Nyeem Young top scored but was painstaking in his innings of 20 off 31 balls. Roelof van der Merwe scored 11 off 11 balls. 12 extras also contributed to the score as the Royals were bowled out for 105 in 17.3 overs. 

All the bowlers of St. Lucia Kings bowled well and gave nothing away. Alzarri Joseph was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/7 in 2.3 overs. A couple of wickets apiece for Peter Hatzoglou and Roshon Primus. A wicket apiece for Matthew Forde, skipper Sikandar Raza and Khary Pierre. All in all, a disciplined bowling display by the Kings. 

Earlier in the game, the Kings were invited to bat first by Barbados Royals. The openers of the Kings set it up with Colin Munro on his debut match for the Kings scoring 33 off 27 balls. But it was the Johnson Charles show as the dimunitive right-hander scored a magnificent 78 off 52 balls. Cameos down the order also helped today. Roshon Primus scored 19 off 9 balls. Skipper Sikandar Raza scored 18 off 8 balls. Roston Chase remained unbeaten on 11* off 5 balls. Matthew Forde scored 7* off 6 balls. 16 extras contributed to the score as they ended up with 195/6 in 20 overs.  

Roelof van der Merwe was the pick of the bowlers for the Royals as he picked up 3 wickets for 40 runs in 4 overs. A couple of wickets for Jason Holder as he also gave away 40 runs. A wicket also to Obed McCoy while the rest of the bowlers went for runs and were taken to the cleaners. It was a bad day at the office for the Royals. 

So, the Kings win this game by 90 runs to go top of the points table. Barbados in 5th place ahead of Patriots who are at the foot of the table. Stay tuned for the presentations.  
17.3 A Joseph to O McCoy
W CAUGHT! Alzarri Joseph has the final laugh here and wraps up the contest with another wicket. Good length and angling across from the southpaw. McCoy comes on the front foot and looks to heave that towards off-side but gets the top edge on this occasion as the ball goes high up in the air. Peter Hatzoglou at short covers settled underneath that and completed the catch with ease. Saint Lucia Kings defeat Barbados Royals comprehensively by 90 runs to regain the top-of-the-table spot. 
17.2 A Joseph to O McCoy
4 FOUR! A streaky boundary for McCoy. Short of a length delivery around the fourth stump line that kicks off the surface. McCoy was in two-minds there and decided to drop his wrists at the last moment. He gets the outside edge that eludes the diving slip fielder and races away for a boundary.
17.1 A Joseph to Q Ahmad
1 Over the wicket. Fuller on the leg stump, Ahmad flicks that to deep backward square leg for a single. 
Barbados Royals
Obed McCoy
Qais Ahmad
Sikandar Raza
New batter on crease
  • RUNS43
  • SR107.00
  • AVG8.00
16.6 S Raza to R van
W IN THE AIR AND CAUGHT! The skipper strikes and the Royals lose their 9th wicket now. Tossed fuller and outside off, Roelof van der Merwe gets on the frontfoot again and goes for a lofted drive down the ground but doesn't middle that again as the ball lobs up and flies straight into the safe hands of Colin Munro at long-off. Raza is having a brilliant debut as a skipper. 
16.5 S Raza to R van
0 Fuller and on the stumps, Roelof van der Merwe leans forward and pushes that to extra covers.
The 100 comes up for Royals in 16.4 overs with 8 wickets down. 
16.4 S Raza to Q Ahmad
1 Fuller on the leg stump line, Ahmad clips that to square leg and scampers across for a quick single.
16.3 S Raza to R van
1 Short and outside off, Roelof van der Merwe punches that to deep covers for a single.
16.2 S Raza to R van
4 FOUR! Deftly played by Roelof van der Merwe. Good length and outside off, Roelof van der Merwe opens the blade at the very last moment and guides that past the short third man. A valiant effort in the deep but the fielder could not stop the boundary.