Tridents squeak by to keep Hawksbills winless
Sat, Jul 26, '14
Antigua Hawksbills' luckless 2014 Caribbean Premier League campaign continued with a one-wicket defeat at the hands of Barbados Tridents Friday night at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Akeal Hosein shook off a kamikaze run-out - which consumed his partner Rayad Emrit, the ninth Tridents wicket - on the third ball of the final over by calmly flicking a two through midwicket with the field spread to scamper to a win with two balls to spare.
The loss keeps Hawksbills winless from five games and only a dramatic turnaround in their final four games will give them a chance at advancing into the CPL playoffs. The Tridents win ensures they keep pace at the top of the CPL table with Tallawahs, Red Steel and Amazon Warriors as all four teams currently sit level on six points.
Darren Bravo seals last-ball win for Red Steel
Fri, Jul 25, '14
At 13 for 3 in the fourth over, chasing 180, the chances of a Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel win were looking unlikely. It took an impressive 131-run, fourth-wicket partnership between Darren and Dwayne Bravo and a last-ball six from Darren to help Red Steel seal off a remarkable win against Guyana Amazon Warriors.
With 167 needed at the start of the fifth over and the required run rate already over 10, Red Steel did not have the luxury of playing out a few overs to consolidate. The Bravo brothers, however, paced themselves well, finding the boundary in nearly every over
Best, Malik fined for spat
Fri, Jul 25, '14
St Lucia Zouks’ Tino Best and Barbados tridents Shoaib Malik were both fined for their on-field altercation during Wednesday’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League match at the Kensington Oval.
Umpires Joel Wilson and Gregory Brathwaite laid the charges, citing the WICB Code of Conduct, the governing code for the CPL.
They judged that Best breached Article 2.1.8 of the Code of Conduct which relates to “conduct that either (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute.”
This is a level one offence and Best was charged 10 per cent of his match fee.
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Smith ton leads Tridents to easy win
Thu, Jul 24, '14
An unbeaten century by Dwayne Smith lit up the Kensington Oval, helping Barbados Tridents to a comfortable 29-run win against St Lucia Zouks but sparks also flew elsewhere. Tino Best and Shoaib Malik were involved in an altercation after the bowler dismissed the batsman, his celebration littered with choice words. Malik returned the favour before the umpire's intervened.
However, the incident had no bearing on the cricket being played. Malik had scored 49, Tridents were 128 in the 15th over and Smith was cruising along at 71. There was no let off in the remaining 5.1 overs: Smith fired up a late surge adding 58 runs in the period. He reached his second T20 century of the penultimate ball of the innings with a six over midwicket of Sohail Tanvir and celebrated it with another six off the last ball.