Russell's hat-trick and 40-ball hundred stuns Trinbago Knight Riders

Sat, Aug 11, '18


Caribbean Premier League

When Ali Khan took three wickets inside the first three overs to reduce Jamaica Tallawahs to 15 for 3 in a chase of 224, the USA seamer was matching his captain Dwayne Bravo move for move in a Trinbago Knight Riders dance-off. One false step in the field by Khan a few overs later and the party was over for the hosts at Port-of-Spain.

Khan spilled Andre Russell's first ball at deep square leg in the seventh over off a top-edged sweep against Fawad Ahmed. The Jamaican then went onto a 40-ball hundred - the fastest in the CPL - in a record chase as Tallawahs won with three balls to spare.

.Along with a hat-trick in the 20th over of the first innings, Russell's 121 not out off 49 balls that included 13 sixes, capped one of the greatest all-round individual performances in T20 cricket.

Munro keeps motoring

Colin Munro's excellent early season form continued. Entering seven balls into the match after Sunil Narine miscued an Imad Wasim arm ball, Munro produced his second half-century in three days, adding 98 for the second wicket with Chris Lynn. However, he was hardly the star of the innings, and would be well back in the queue of spectacular performances by the end of the night.