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Tridents needed someone to bat deep claims skipper Holder

By Sports Desk August 25, 2020

Barbados Tridents captain Jason Holder believes the team fell short after lacking someone to bat deep into the innings, in a 6-wicket loss to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, on Tuesday.

Patriots opener Evin Lewis smashed a brisk 89 from 60 balls, to anchor a runs chase that saw the St Kitts and Nevis-based franchise overhaul the Tridents total of 151 for 7, with three balls remaining.

Despite falling midway, the penultimate over, Lewis’ effort anchored the team’s innings, leaving it to Ben Dunk to eventually get the job done in the final over.

In their turn at the crease, the Tridents had several batsmen who got starts, among them, Corey Anderson (31), Shai Hope (29), and Ashley Nurse (25) but none went on to register a big total.  Holder believes that fact left the Barbados-based franchise a few runs short.

“In the end we were 5 to 10 runs short,” Holder said.

In T20 cricket you just want to keep up with the tempo.  It wasn’t an easy wicket to just come in and start hitting on.  More or less you have to spend time at the wicket,” he added.

“I think in these kinds of games it’s very important to have a set batter going very deep.  I think it makes a difference in terms of the score, as I said before it’s difficult for anyone to come in and just start hitting.  So, it’s very important to have a set batter at the end of the innings and we did not have one.”

 

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