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CPL Final: T&T Red Steel beat Barbados Tridents to claim championship title

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 7:03 PM
Red Steel captain Dwayne Bravo has been named 'Hero of the Game'.

Trinidad and Tobago's Red Steel has defeated defending champions Barbados Tridents by 20 runs to win this year's Hero Caribbean Premier League competition at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Set 179 to win by the Red Steel, who the toss and the chose to bat first, the Tridents were restricted to 158 for four off their 20 overs.

Opener Dwayne Smith top-scored for the Tridents with 49.

Misbah-ul-Haq (21) Jason Holder (20) and Jamaican-born Steven Taylor (20), were the other leading scorers for the Tridents.

Sulieman Benn was the leading wicket-taker for the Red Steel with two for 24.

There was one wicket each for Derone Davis and Johan Botha.

Earlier, the Red Steel piled up 178 for five of their 20 overs.

Pakistan's Kamran Akmal led the way for the Red Steel with an attacking 60 off 46 balls.

Akmal's innings included five-fours and two massive sixes.

He received support from South Africa's Cameron Delport, who made 50 off 38 balls.

The Red Steel's captain Dwayne Bravo chipped in with 29 off 15 balls.‎

Rayad Emrit, two for 25, and captain Kieron Pollard, two for 28, were the main wicket-takers for the Tridents. 

Bravo has been named 'Hero of the Game'.