Smith stars as Tridents outplay Tallawahs in CPL T20
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):
Barbados Tridents posted a comprehensive 16-run win over Jamaica Tallawahs to record their second straight victory in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Kensington Over on Tuesday night.
Dwayne Smith slammed a half-century and Robin Peterson, with significant breakthroughs in a three-wicket haul, were key contributors as the champions outplayed the challengers in front of a packed oval.
Smith featured in two half-century partnerships, the foundation to Tridents' 161 for four after they won the toss and elected to bat.
Tallawahs lost Chris Gayle cheaply and slid to 50 for three, before Chris Lynn and Horace Miller staged a recovery, until wickets tumbled again leaving them 145 for nine when the overs ran out.
The last five wickets tumbled for just 44 runs as Kieron Pollard and Ravi Rampaul upset the lower order with two wickets apiece, while Emrit also bagged two.
An enterprising cameo by Santokie in the final over brought Tallawahs within range of victory. Santokie scored 13 and his consecutive sixes off Emrit brought Tallawahs within 17 runs of the target with three balls remaining. But Emrit held his nerve, removed Santokie, while Nikita Miller faced the final delivery without scoring.
Tridents started briskly, with Smith and Dilshan Munaweera producing a half century for the first wicket, which ended when Munaweera was bowled by Rusty Theron for 24.
Smith, who executed a number of skilful shots that earned him five fours and two sixes, top scored with 56. He shared in a solid half-century partnership for the second wicket with Shoaib Malik, who batted responsibly throughout the innings to be unbeaten on 43.
Barbados Tridents innings
D Smith b Russell 56
D Munaweera c Russell b Theron 24
Shoaib Malik not out 43
K Pollard* c Theron b Santokie 5
J Carter+ c Russell b Taylor 17
J Holder not out 9
Extras (lb 3, w 4) 7
Total (4 wickets; 20 overs) 161
Did not bat: ND Stewart, RJ Peterson, AJ Hosein, RR Emrit, R Rampaul
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Munaweera), 2-117 (Smith), 3-128 (Pollard), 4-147 (Carter)
Bowling: Santokie 4-0-47-1,Vettori 2-0-15-0, Taylor 4-0-32-1,Theron 4-0-19-1, Miller 2-0-15-0, Russell 4-0-30-1.
Jamaica Tallawahs innings
C Walton+ b Peterson 23
C Gayle* c Holder b Emrit 9
C Lynn c sub (KAM Corbin) b Peterson 37
M Jayawardene st +Carter b Peterson 0
H Miller c Stewart b Pollard 30
D Vettori c sub (KAM Corbin) b Pollard 1
A Russell c Pollard b Rampaul 12
J Theron c Holder b Rampaul 4
J Taylor not out 6
K Santokie c +Carter b Emrit 13
N Miller not out 0
Extras (b 4, w 6) 10
Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 145
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Gayle), 2-50 (Walton), 3-50 (Jayawardene), 4-101 (Lynn), 5-103 (Vettori), 6-118 (Russell), 7-124 (H Miller), 8-127 (Theron), 9-145 (Santokie)
Bowling: Holder 4-0-31-0, Rampaul 4-0-21-2, Emrit 4-0-30-2, Peterson 4-0-26-3, Stewart 1-0-12-0,Pollard 3-0-21-2.
Result: Tridents won by 16 runs
Points: Barbados Tridents 2, Jamaica Tallawahs 0
Toss: Barbados Tridents.
Umpires: N Duguid and M Martell; TV P Nero.