SKN Patriots to face TKR in first 6IXTY finals Featured

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will face the Trinbago Knight Riders in the final of the inaugural 6IXTY Men’s competition following victories over the Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Royals, respectively at Warner Park in St Kitts on Sunday.

In the first semi-final, the SKN Patriots which lost to the Jamaica Tallawahs earlier in the competition exacted revenge on Sunday in a match that saw some lusty hitting from Tallawahs’ allrounder Fabian Allen and Andre Fletcher of the SKN Patriots.

Batting first, the Jamaica Tallawahs scored a competitive 122-4. Allen was the mainstay of the Tallawahs’ innings with a 33-ball 82 that included three fours and nine massive sixes.

Tallawahs failed to capitalize on Allen’s whirlwind knock, however, as Kennar Lewis (12) and Raymon Reifer (10) were the only other batters in double figures.

Needing 123 to get into the final, SKN Patriots were led by Andre Fletcher’s unbeaten 30-ball 60 that included five fours and five sixes.

Evin Lewis got the Patriots off to a flying start with 21 from just eight balls that propelled the side to 38 inside three overs.

Sherfane Rutherford made 11 from six balls and Dewald Brevis a run-a-ball five, came and went, but the Universe Boss, Chris Gayle (10) and Fletcher took the Patriots to a seven-wicket victory with four balls to spare.

Nicholas Gordon was the best of Tallawahs’ bowlers but proved to be expensive with 2-35 from his two overs.

In the second semi-final, Rahkeem Cornwall hit four fours and three sixes in his 15-ball 36 to lead the Royals to 101-5. He got support from Corbin Bosch (21) and Kyle Myers, who scored 15 from just seven balls.

Terrance Hinds was the best of the TKR bowlers with 3-13 from his two overs.

TKR made light of the chase getting to 104-4 from 8.4 overs. Sunil Narine (35) and Tion Webster (27) got the team off to a good start scoring 42 from 19 balls.

Narine scored his runs from just 16 balls and hit four fours and two sixes. Webster was equally efficient scoring his runs from 13 balls with two fours and two sixes as TKR raced to 68 in 36 balls before he was bowled by Bosch.

Andre Russell was run out for 17 six balls later but with 19 runs to get from the last three overs Hinds scored 12 from six balls and Tim Seifert nine from four deliveries ensured that target was achieved without any further loss.



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