CPL

Munro anchors Trinbago Knight Riders to 100-run win over St Lucia Stars

By August 08, 2018

The Trinbago Knight Riders got the defense of their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title off in impressive fashion following a 100-run win over the St Lucia Stars on Wednesday at Queen’s Park Oval.

Colin Munro’s disciplined 68 from 48 deliveries lay the foundation for the Knight Riders who posted a formidable 195 for 6 after being sent in to bat.  Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin also made a sterling contribution by accelerating the scoring late on, as he finished with an unbeaten 50 from 27 deliveries.    For the Stars, who were hoping for a fresh start following several dismal seasons, captain Kieron Pollard, Kesrick Williams and Mitchell McClenaghan claimed two wickets each.  Williams had proven to be economical early on but conceded 17 runs in the final over as Ramdin and JPR Scantlebury-Searles got after him at the death.

In response, Dwayne Bravo and Fawad Ahmed claimed three wickets each as the Stars failed to put together any meaningful defense in the face of a versatile Trinbago bowling attack.  Kieron Pollard (12) and Qais Ahmad (14) were the only other players to get into double figures.  The loss was the 12th in a row for the St Lucian team, who were led by 19 from Andre Fletcher.

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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