Tridents Cruise to CPL Title

Jonathan Carter’s (pictured right) half-century set up a match-winning total for Barbados Tridents.
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By Riley Taylor (@rileyttaylor21)

Caribbean Premier League Final

Barbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors at Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad

Barbados Tridents: 171/6 (Carter 50no, Charles 39, Tahir 1-24, Laughlin 1-28)

Guyana Amazon Warriors: 144/9 (King 43, Paul 25, Riefer 4-24, Gurney 2-24)

Barbados Tridents won by 27 runs

Full scorecard: https://www.cplt20.com/match-centre

Barbados Tridents won their second Caribbean Premier League title after beating Guyana Amazon Warriors in a thrilling encounter in Trinidad.

The Tridents collapsed to 108/6 before a half-century from Jonathan Carter pushed them up to 171/6 before Raymond Reifer took four wickets as they cruised to victory.

Barbados captain Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bat first with openers Charles and Hales adding a 43-run partnership in five overs.

Guyana then got a double breakthrough as Hales (28) and Phil Salt (0) departed within six balls of each other.

Charles (39) counterattacked briefly before his dismissal led to a collapse of 35/4 in five overs.

Carter then provided some much-needed fireworks with eight boundaries, as he and Ashley Nurse took the Tridents through to the end of their innings with a 63-run partnership.

Guyana’s chase started poorly as Riefer dismissed Chandrapaul Hemraj (1) and Shimron Hetmyer (5) in the powerplay.

The Warriors then lost Shoaib Malik (4) in the seventh over, the skipper caught by Riefer off the tournament’s top wicket-taker, Hayden Walsh Junior.

The tournament’s highest run-scorer, Brandon King added some quick runs before Nurse dismissed him and Pooran within three overs as Guyana continued to struggle.

Sherfane Rutherford (15) and Romario Shepherd (9) were then dismissed cheaply by Harry Gurney and Reifer respectively as Guyana chased quick runs.

Some late hitting from Keemo Paul (24) gave the Warriors a sliver of hope but when he and Chris Green (5) departed, Barbados had the game won.

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