Lamichhane, Duminy star in Barbados Tridents first win of Caribbean Premier Leauge CPL 2019
A global spectacle saw the Barbados Tridents recorded a comfortable 18-runs victory over the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots as Lamichhane and Duminy lead Barbados Tridents to first win of the current Caribbean Premier League season 2019.
After choosing to bat first, Tridents set a decent score on board 186/2 with Leniko Boucher (62) and Johnson Charles (52) hitting half a century before JP Duminy gave him a late push with an undefeated 42 of 18 balls at Warner Park in St Kitts.
In the replay, the Patriots, coming out to chase the target silent thanks to a combined bowling effort, led by Sandeep Lamichhane that ended with 22/3 while Hayden Walsh (2/33) and Captain Jason Holder (2/37) contributed a couple of wickets each.
Tridents were the first to bat, and Alex Hales came out in the fifth inning after having a promising start with four fours in his 12th ball. His opening partner, Johnson Charles, combined with Leniko Boucher to lead the innings forward, adding 85 runs to the second wicket. Charles hit 52 of 43 with four fours and three sixes before departing on the 14th, enchanted by Usama Mir.
Boucher then joined Duminy and increased the score with the last taking the lead. Boucher was the top scorer with 62 of 47 deliveries, with four fours and three sixes. Duminy scored 43 not out with two four and four sixes. This batting pair took 62 runs from the last five overs.
Holder represented the patriots’ two openers in four overs. He first eliminated Devon Thomas (1) in the second on himself and then had Evin Lewis catch 12 on his next attempt. However, they recovered thanks to fifty from Laurie Evans, and after ten overs, they were 81/3, still in the competition but needed to accelerate.
However, Trident players did not allow easy runs and Shamarah Brooks (13) perished in his effort to find boundaries in Lamichhane. In the same final, the shooter also fired Evans (64), leaving them 103/5 in 13 overs. Unless no other batsman offered a resistance appearance. However, No. 11 Dominic Drakes did his best with three fours and three sixes in an entertaining innings of 34 runs in 14 balls, but it was too late when Patriots finished in 168/9.
Brief scores: Barbados Tridents 186/2 (Leniko Boucher 62, Johnson Charles 52, JP Duminy 42 *) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 168/9 (Laurie Evans 64, Dominic Drakes 34 *; Sandeep Lamichhane 3/22) for 18 runs