CPL 2021: TKR vs SLK: Fletcher’s unbeaten 81 in vain as Trinbago Knight Riders ease to 27-run win over St Lucia Kings

CPL 2021: TKR vs SLK: Andre Fletcher's unbeaten 81 in vain as Kieron Pollard leads Trinbago Knight Riders to 27-run win over St Lucia Kings
CPL 2021: TKR vs SLK: Andre Fletcher's unbeaten 81 in vain as Kieron Pollard leads Trinbago Knight Riders to 27-run win over St Lucia Kings

CPL 2021: TKR vs SLK: Despite Andre Fletcher’s fighting 81, Trinbago Knight Riders secured a facile 27-run victory in the CPL 2021 at the Warner Park, in St Kitts & Nevis on Tuesday. Skipper Kieron Pollard and Tim Seifert helped set 159-target after put into bat. But disciplined bowling from TKR bowlers helped them take the win.

Earlier, St Lucia Kings captain Faf Du Plessis won teh toss and opted to bowl first. While Kings bowlers did well in teh powerplay, keeping things tidy, Kieron Pollard and Tim Seifert accelarated in teh death overs to take the score to 158/7 in 20 overs. Pollard smashed a 29-ball 41 while Tim Seifert managed 25-ball 37.

CPL 2021: TKR vs SLK: Kesrick Williams was the most successful bowlers for St Lucia Kings with 4 wickets in his four overs in exchange for just 24 runs as he made Sunil Narine and the top-order struggle.

While St Lucia Kings were in control early on it was in the death overs where they fluandered. A 10-ball over from Wahab Riaz saw Pollard and Seifert score 21 runs. In the last four overs, TKR scored 56 runs and that took the game away.

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CPL 2021: TKR vs SLK: However, St Lucia Kings didn’t have an ideal start either. They lost Rahkeem Cornwall early. While Faf du Plessis and Andre Fletcher shouldered on with a 40-run stand, TKR fought back. Faf du Plessis continued his disappointing run, scoring only 15 off 24 while Roston Chase too deaprted soon.

With Andre Fletcher still on crease, they had little hopes but St Lucia Kings continued to lose wickets from the other end. Apart from Mark Deyal, none could reach double-digits after Faf du Plessis as Kings suffered a 27-run defeat.

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CPL 2021: TKR vs SLK: With the win, Trinbago Knight Riders moved to the 2nd spot on the table with two wins from four matches and a net-run-rate of 0.493. But the loss meant, St Lucia Kings slumped to teh bottom of the table with just a win in three games and a net-run-rate of -2.367.

CPL 2021 Points Table:

POS TEAMS M W L T N/R PT NRR
1 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 3 3 0 0 0 6 0.657
2 Trinbago Knight Riders 4 2 2 0 0 4 0.493
3 Jamaica Tallawahs 2 1 1 0 0 2 2.625
4 Guyana Amazon Warriors 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.135
5 Barbados Royals 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.564
6 St Lucia Kings 3 1 2 0 0 2 -2.367
CPL 2021 Live: TKR vs SLK Live Score: SLK 137/7 (20), lost by 27 runs
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Rahkeem Cornwall b I Udana 8 8 1 0 100.00
Andre Fletcher (WK) Not out 81 55 6 4 147.27
Faf du Plessis (C) c TL Seifert b SP Narine 15 24 1 0 62.50
Roston Chase c Lendl Simmons b AJ Hosein 0 5 0 0 0.00
Mark Deyal b R Rampaul 14 11 2 0 127.27
Tim David c Denesh Ramdin b R Rampaul 0 1 0 0 0.00
Samit Patel c Jayden Seales b R Rampaul 3 7 0 0 42.86
Keemo Paul c Kieron Pollard b I Udana 0 3 0 0 0.00
Alzarri Joseph Not out 5 6 0 0 83.33
Extra 6 (b 0, w 5, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 131/7 (20)
Yet To Bat W RiazKesrick Williams
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Jayden Seales 3 0 28 0 9.33
Ravi Rampaul 4 0 34 3 8.50
Isuru Udana 4 0 32 2 8.00
Sunil Narine 4 1 16 1 4.00
Akeal Hosein 4 0 12 1 3.00
Kieron Pollard 1 0 9 0 9.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Rahkeem Cornwall 1-14 2.1
F du Plessis 2-54 9.3
Roston Chase 3-55 10.6
M Deyal 4-77 14.1
Tim David 5-77 14.2
SR Patel 6-98 16.2
Keemo Paul 7-104 17.3

CPL 2021 Live: TKR vs SLK Live Score: TKR 158/7 (20)

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Lendl Simmons lbw b W Riaz 11 13 2 0 84.62
Sunil Narine c F du Plessis b Alzarri Joseph 24 32 4 0 75.00
Tion Webster c Tim David b Roston Chase 14 14 2 0 100.00
Kieron Pollard (C) c M Deyal b Kesrick Williams 41 29 6 1 141.38
Colin Munro c W Riaz b Kesrick Williams 1 4 0 0 25.00
Tim Seifert c SR Patel b Kesrick Williams 37 25 4 2 148.00
Akeal Hosein Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Denesh Ramdin (WK) lbw b Kesrick Williams 8 3 0 1 266.67
Extra 22 (b 1, w 10, nb 0, lb 11)
Total 158/7 (20)
Yet To Bat I UdanaR RampaulJayden Seales
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Wahab Riaz 4 0 40 1 10.00
Alzarri Joseph 4 0 23 1 5.75
Roston Chase 4 0 25 1 6.25
Samit Patel 1 0 4 0 4.00
Mark Deyal 1 0 6 0 6.00
Kesrick Williams 4 0 24 4 6.00
Keemo Paul 2 0 24 0 12.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Lendl Simmons 1-23 2.6
T Webster 2-61 9.2
SP Narine 3-66 10.4
C Munro 4-68 11.5
Kieron Pollard 5-146 19.1
TL Seifert 6-150 19.3
Denesh Ramdin 7-158 19.6

Caribbean Premier League 2021 (CPL) 2021: TKR vs SLK Squads

Saint Lucia Kings

Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Roston Chase, Tim David, Mark Deyal, Keemo Paul, Wahab Riaz, Usman Qadir, Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams, Javelle Glenn, Samit Patel, Keron Cottoy, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal, Kadeem Alleyne

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Trinbago Knight Riders

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