The Caribbean Premier League began on a high note. The game was already close, and the league has just begun. The Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated the defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders, in the opening match of the CPL.
By nine runs, the Amazon Warriors won. At Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, Barbados Royals took on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The Patriots performed admirably.
St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots dominated from start to finish with a 21-run win. The Patriots added Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo in order to compete for the title. Sherfane Rutherford top-scored with 53 off 43 balls, including two fours and four sixes.
For St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, ‘Dwayne Bravo’ hit an unbeaten 47 from 35 balls. He built his innings with four fours and six sixes. Fabian Allen scored 17 off 9 balls, including two fours and a six.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots scored 175 for the loss of 5 wickets in their quota of 20 overs. Oshane Thomas recorded three dismissals for the Barbados Royals.
Additionally, he maintained an impressive economy rate of 5.50, conceding 22 runs in 4 overs.
Jason Holder hits a spectacular six off Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle’s signing will boost the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Universe Boss is the king of Twenty20 cricket and still has a few years left.
During the game against The Royals, Gayle hit a six off Jason Holder’s bowling. Holder bowled right in the slot, and Gayle hit a straight six. The ball broke the glass in the end.
Gayle looked dangerous right off the bat, but he got out after scoring 12 off 9 (1 four, 1 six). Oshane Thomas messed up Gayle’s stumps. In terms of run-chasing, the Barbados Royals lacked teeth in the batting department.
In 20 overs, the team scored 154 for the loss of 7 wickets. Hope scored 44 off 38 balls, including four fours and a six.
Azam Khan made 28 off 16 balls, including three maximums. Sheldon Cottrell and Dominic Drakes each took two wickets for the Patriots. St Kitts and Nevis’ Patriots won by 21 runs. Sherfane Rutherford was named Player of the Match.