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CRICKET: Barbados Tridents still lead CPL standings despite first defeat

Published:Monday | August 12, 2013 | 8:44 AM

The inaugural Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 takes a one-day break today and returns tomorrow with Kieron Pollard’s Barbados Tridents aiming for an immediate rebound after suffering their first defeat yesterday.



The Barbados Tridents franchise will take on Marlon Samuels’ Antigua Hawksbills at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.



The Tridents lost their first game from five matches after Mohammad Hafeez and Steven Jacobs ripped through their middle order to help the Guyana Amazon Warriors register a crucial 27 run win at the Queen’s Park Oval.



Hafeez took three for 19 and Jacobs two for 12 both off four overs as the Barbados Tridents searching for a victory target of 150 were dismissed for 122 in 19 overs and four balls.



Shoaib Malik of Pakistan top scored for Barbados Tridents with 48 from 47 balls.



West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith was the next best scorer with 28 from 24 balls.



West Indies all-rounder Pollard was dismissed for one.



Earlier, Ramnaresh Sarwan’s Guyana Amazon Warriors scored 149 for nine off their allotted 20 overs with Martin Guptill of New Zealand leading the way with 73 from 55 balls.



Rayad Emrit was the most successful bowler for Barbados Tridents with three for 27 from three overs.



The victory by the Guyana Amazon Warriors took them to six points with Jamaica Tallawahs, two below Barbados Tridents who are still top of the table with eight points.



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