HEADLINE: Simmons fires as TKR crush Patriots

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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9/2/20, 3:59:47 PM 

The Trinbago Knight Riders showed they are a formidable squad, not just a starting XI, as Kieron Pollard rested both himself and Sunil Narine from an experimental lineup that was still far too good for the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots. Lendl Simmons found form, Sikandar Raza and Pravin Tambe were excellent with the ball, and the Patriots are all but out of Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) semi-final contention.

The Patriots paired Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph with the new ball, but they leaked boundaries to Simmons and Amir Jangoo. But Jangoo’s senior T20 debut was cut short by an excellent pick-up and throw off his own bowling by Cottrell to run him out.

Joseph hit Colin Munro on the hand, and when play resumed after a short shower Munro was unable to continue. Simmons took 11 off Rayad Emrit including a Hero Maximum and then lofted Jon-Russ Jaggesar over midwicket. He followed up with a cut for four, and the Knight Riders were well set at 52/1 off the Powerplay.

Jaggesar and Dominic Drakes kept the Knight Riders boundary-less between the Powerplay and drinks, and Darren Bravo edged just short of Chris Lynn at short third man. At halfway the Knight Riders had only progressed to 68/1.

Simmons and Darren Bravo managed only singles off Emrit. Joseph hit Darren Bravo in the head, but all was well, and Bravo ended a 35 ball streak without a boundary with a pull for four. Simmons too broke free, pulling Emrit for another Hero Maximum, before bringing up 50 off 42 balls with a single.

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link TriniStar Joined: Aug 20, 2019
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9/2/20, 4:25:33 PM 
Roll on TKR roll on, stay focused and disciplined til the end. Well done

link granite Joined: Oct 31, 2013
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9/2/20, 4:54:31 PM 
In reply to TriniStar

Hope Munro is fit for matches to come.

link bravos Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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9/2/20, 5:06:21 PM 
Told you all Simmo would come good and hard at just about the right time.

him and Narine firing together and any game is more or less won by the 10th.. cool

link rhatid Joined: Jun 19, 2013
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9/3/20, 11:16:04 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.comThe only thing lower than the level of play in the CPL is the atrocious umpiring. Example: When a bowler bowls a wide ball down the leg side, all he has to do is appeal. And by doing that, he gets the umpire so confused that he forgets about wide. These umpires are too easily rattled. They also seem to think that some batsmen should not be given out LBW, while others are summarily given out with the ball hitting them at their belly button. So the standard of play is poor and the umpiring is substandard in this time of Covid-19. That makes for an uninteresting and miserable CPL 2020......so far.

link imusic Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/3/20, 11:26:06 AM 
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Be honest. It miserable and uninteresting for YOU solely because Tallawah’s suck and you can’t stand TKR’s success

Everything else you flappin yuh beak about here is jes deflection.

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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9/3/20, 12:14:12 PM 
In reply to imusic

Ouch....

razz razz razz razz

link Jabari18 Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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9/3/20, 1:05:08 PM 
In reply to bravos

You have been calling it since day 1. Man reward your faith

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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9/3/20, 2:01:39 PM 
In reply to rhatid

cuz yuh side getting lix from TKR....SOUR GRAPES lol lol lol

link bravos Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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9/3/20, 3:04:35 PM 
In reply to Jabari18

Simmo learn to bat for fun in fete matches all over T&T and is a born batsman,he only has to decide he's serious and is pressure for any opposition...

link rhatid Joined: Jun 19, 2013
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9/3/20, 4:10:03 PM 
In reply to Jumpstart
I have said TKR is the best team in the competition. They are heads and shoulders above the other teams. My problem though is with the umpiring. They seem to think TKR needs their help. And they don't. All I want to see is fairness. Fairness makes the game more interesting to watch. And I'm sure if TKR wins, which seems very likely, they don't want that win the be diminished by the suggestion that they were helped by the umpires. These umpires should strive to be more professional.

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