Barbados Royals vs. St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots CPL match featured an epic finish. In this match, the Nevis Patriots won the toss and elected to field first. Fielding first might have been the wrong choice for the Patriots, but Sheldon Cottrell made it right
In their first inning on average, the Barbados Royals scored 160 runs. A notable partnership was between J Charles and SK Patel, which helped the team cross 100 runs with a high strike rate.
Only captain Holder and GD Phillips scored in double figures, namely 19 and 11 runs, respectively. Others were unable to reach double digits and lost the match on the last pitch of the second inning.
The Patriots, on the other hand, used six bowlers, and all but Drakes took wickets. Meeekeren took four wickets with an economy rate of 9. He remained the team’s best bowler. Each of the remaining four took one wicket with an average economy.
Patriots batters have dominated Barbados Royals since the second inning. Thomas and Lewis made a good start, helping them cross a quarter-century earlier. In 29 balls, both players scored 35 runs.
Gayle also scored 42 runs in 39 balls, including three boundaries and two sixes. The Patriots were doing well, but their middle-order batsmen kept returning to the pavilion. As a result, they scored 98/6 in 15.1 overs, putting them in a difficult situation.
The match’s superhero is Sheldon Cottrell
Sheldon Cottrell and Drakes assumed responsibility after Bravo was dismissed. After a partnership of over 25 runs, Drakes returned to the pavilion in the last over of an innings.
Sheldon Cottrell was the Patriots’ only hope. On the last ball, on which they needed to score four runs, he hit six. Despite this, the Nurse delivered the ball on the offside and took the opportunity to send the ball over the goal line.
Here are Sheldon Cottrell’s six:
Twelfth Man reaction: