Pollard and Neesham lead Trinbago Knight Riders to 11-run victory
The Caribbean Premier League 2019 Live Streaming began with defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 11-runs at Queen’s Park Oval. Caribbean Premier League 2019 starts with Kieron Pollard and Jimmy Neesham, who helped Trinbago Knight Riders to win the match by 11-run.
Knight Riders were newly named captain Kieron Pollard and New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, scoring 47-runs and 33-runs respectively. Jimmy Neesham also took three wickets, including two in the last over of the match.
Pollard, TKR’s leader in place of the injured Dwayne Bravo, and Neesham helped lead his team to 152/7 in 20 overs after the innings fell to 24/3. Pollard’s 47 of 32 balls were backed by Neesham’s 33 vitals in a 60-place outing with Denesh Ramdin (30).
Neesham then broke a Patriots 47 opening post and held a catch that caused four wickets to collapse over six races. Defending 13 runs from the last final of the match, Neesham took two wickets with a pair of full low pitches that focused on the slates.
Kieron Pollard CPL 2019
Well placed at a score of 70/1 in the 153-runs target, the Patriots fell to 76/5 in just three overs when Khary Pierre and Seekkuge Prasanna surprised the middle order. Evin Lewis (36) was caught by Neesham in front of Pierre, Jason Mohammed was out at 0 by Prasanna, Devon Thomas at one by Pierre and Carlos Brathwaite ran out of 2.
A brief scare came from Fabian Allen, who hit Prasanna for four sixes in the third round of the roulette wheel after Sri Lanka awarded only three runs of its first two. Mohammad Hasnain helped remove things with three wickets, firing Allen, Mohammad Hafeez and Rayad Emrit.
Usama Mir hit 24 of 10 balls in what turned out to be the final charge in Patriot’s run chase before Neesham last released a fine over to win the game for TKR.
Previously, Sheldon Cottrell made a fantastic bowling alley to get 13/13 figures of his four overs. Cottrell drew his signature greeting on the first time from the CPL when he knocked Sunil Narine down and then added Tion Webster and Ramdin to crown a good start with the ball. For the Patriots, Emrit also claimed three wickets.
Brief scores: Trinbago Knight Riders 152/7 in 20 overs (Pollard 47, Cottrell 3/13, Emrit 39) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 141 in 19.4 overs (Lewis 36, Neesham 3/18, Hasnain 3/36) for 11 runs.