Defending CPL champions Barbados Tridents lived up to their lofty repute after pulling off a comeback win in their season 8 opening encounter against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots.
The Jason Holder-led team opened up their title defence with a six-run win at Brian Lara Academy despite the Patriots being in front for the majority of the game.
Sheldon Cottrell made a double-strike in the second over as the Tridents lost three wickets in six balls to be 8 for 3. With 9 down, Rashid Khan and Hayden Walsh Jr deftly scrambled 25 runs to give the Tridents a battling chance in the field.
For St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Joshua Da Silva scored 41 runs, while Ben Dunk slammed 34 runs, but this did not prove enough as they fell six runs short.