Tridents blown away at Kensington Oval
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):
Barbados Tridents were bundled out for the lowest total of this year's Caribbean Premier League and the second-lowest ever, as they slumped to a crushing 99-run defeat to Guyana Amazon Warriors at Kensington Oval here Tuesday night.
Chasing a competitive 159, the star-studded home side capitulated for 59 off 13.4 overs, their fourth straight defeat and the fifth in seven outings this season.
The defeat left them fifth in the six-team standings on four points, now four points behind Amazon Warriors in the race for the final play-off spot, with three matches left in the preliminary campaign.
Tridents were reeling at 13 for five in the fifth over after Man of the Match left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir ripped through the top order to finish with the amazing figures of five wickets for three runs from four spectacular overs.
Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan supported with three for 15 as Akeal Hosein made 17 to be one of just three batsmen in double figures and the only one to pass 15.
Jason Mohammed had earlier top-scored with 42 as Amazon Warriors, sent in, rallied to 158 for eight off their 20 overs.
Assad Fudadin chipped in with 27, new recruit Luke Ronchi of New Zealand struck 24, while Roshon Primus belted a cameo 21.
Opener Tanvir (7) and Chadwick Walton (20) perished cheaply to leave the visitors on 30 for two in the fourth over, but Mohammed stepped up to add momentum to the innings with a 35-ball knock that included three fours and two sixes.
He put on 29 for the third wicket with Ronchi and then added a further 42 with Fudadin for the fifth wicket after Gajanand Singh (1) lasted just four balls.
Mohammed eventually holed out to mid-off in the 18th over off seamer Ravi Rampaul, but Primus belted two sixes at the end to add precious runs.
Tridents started horribly when New Zealander Kane William-son slashed Tanvir to third man in the first over to depart without scoring with one run on the board and Dwayne Smith followed in the third over for two, controversially adjudged caught behind off the same bowler at six for two.
Imran Khan was caught in the deep off seamer Roshon Primus for one in the fourth over, but it was Tanvir who turned the game on its head in the fifth over.
He first removed England's Eoin Morgan plumb leg before wicket and off the very next ball, had Kieron Pollard caught at the wicket nibbling at an away-swinger.
Though the hat-trick was averted, wickets continued to tumble as Rashid Khan then made key strikes in the middle and lower order to ensure there was no recovery.