CPL 2021 TKR vs SKN: Good news for Rajasthan Royals, Evin Lewis’ ton helps Patriots seal semi-final spot with win vs Knight Riders

CPL 2021 TKR vs SKN: Good news for Rajasthan Royals, Evin Lewis' ton helps Patriots seal semi-final spot with win vs Knight Riders
CPL 2021 TKR vs SKN: Good news for Rajasthan Royals, Evin Lewis' ton helps Patriots seal semi-final spot with win vs Knight Riders

CPL 2021 TKR vs SKN: Good news for Rajasthan Royals, Evin Lewis’ ton helps Patriots seal semi-final spot with win vs Knight Riders-  Evin Lewis batted like a man possessed as he smashed the Trinbago Knight Riders attack to all parts of the fence to score a scintillating century in what will be a piece of very good news for the Rajasthan Royals. The IPL 2021 franchise had drafted the southpaw as one of the replacements for the upcoming Phase 2, and his exploits could help the Royals contend for a playoffs berth. While Royals will have to wait, the patriots are basking in the left-hander’s unflinching skill, as they became the first time to qualify for the CPL 2021 semi-final.  

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The Knight Riders got off to a slow start in the face of some excellent bowling from the Patriots. They reached the end of their PowerPlay at 28/2 with both Lendl Simmons and Denesh Ramdin dismissed caught on the mid-wicket boundary. Ramdin could have gone an over earlier, but Ravi Bopara put down a simple chance. Thankfully for the Patriots, this did not prove too costly.

A fifty-run stand between Darren Bravo and Colin Munro steadied the ship and brought the Knight Riders back into the contest. Munro would go on to top score with 47 but when Darren Bravo went for 22 the Knight Riders lost momentum once again.

When Munro and Kieron Pollard went in successive balls bowled by Jon-Russ Jaggesar it looked as if the Knight Riders would set a sub-par total but some big hitting from Sunil Narine took his team to 159/7.

The Patriots innings got off to a flying start thanks to Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle who was promoted to open as a result of an injury to Devon Thomas. They reached 67/1 from their PowerPlay overs with Gayle the wicket to fall for 35 from 18 balls.

When Gayle went it was Lewis who took up the attack, passing his fifty from just 27 balls. While Narine was economical, returning figures of 0/10 from his four overs, the rest of the Knight Riders bowlers struggled for control in the face of the Lewis onslaught.

Bopara and Lewis shared an 85-run stand, and Bopara contributed just seven runs as the Patriots opener smashed the ball to all parts.

This win moves the Patriots back to the top of the table and guarantees them a space in the semi-finals on Tuesday 14 September.

 

Match Details

Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

CPL match number 27th 

11th September, 4:30 AM IST

Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts

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CPL 2021 TKR vs SKN: Weather Report

The average temperature will be around 26 degrees celsius while Humidity will be at 70%. The weather will be overcast throughout the day but there is only a 20% chance of rain to play spoilsport on the day. 

CPL 2021 TKR vs SKN: Pitch Report

The pitch in Warner Park tends to be a batting-friendly surface. The T20 records of Warner Park suggest that the bowlers will have a tough time here. St Kitts has seen humungous totals being chased in the CPL. In the 7th edition of CPL, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots chased down a target of 242 in with 7 balls to spare. 

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CPL 2021 TKR vs SKN: Players to watch out for 

Trinbago Knight Riders 

  • Lendl Simmons
  • Darren Bravo
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Tim Seifert 

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

  • Chris Gayle
  • Evin Lewis
  • Fabian Allen
  • Joshua Da Silva

CPL 2021 TKR vs SKN: Probable playing XI

Trinbago Knight Riders 

Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Ravi Rampaul

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas, Chris Gayle (c), Andre McCarthy, Ravi Bopara, Fabian Allen, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Dominic Drakes, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed

CPL 2021 TKR vs SKN: Both team full squad

Trinbago Knight Riders 

Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Ravi Rampaul, Leonardo Julien, Ali Khan, Denesh Ramdin, Isuru Udana, Yasir Shah, Anderson Phillip

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas, Chris Gayle (c), Andre McCarthy, Ravi Bopara, Fabian Allen, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Dominic Drakes, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit, Sherfane Rutherford, Asif Ali, Naseem Shah, Colin Archibald

CPL 2021 TKR vs SKN: Live Stream: TKR vs SKN

The match will not be shown on TV for the cricket audience in India. Fans can catch the JT vs SLK LIVE Streaming on the FanCode app. For JT vs SLK live scores, ball by ball commentary, and full scorecard, click here.