CPL 2022: Ravi Rampaul shines in Knight Riders’ win over the Tallawahs
Ravi Rampaul shines in The 21st match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022 saw Trinbago Knight Riders defeat Jamaica Tallawahs in a close-fought contest. Brian Lara Stadium In Tarouba, Trinidad hosted this exciting contest and the Knight Riders didn’t disappoint the home crowd that came out in large numbers.
Jamaica Tallawahs skipper Rovman Powell won the toss and opted to bat first. Things quite didn’t work out for them batting first as they lost four wickets inside the powerplay, with only 25 on the board. Shamarh Brooks along with Imad Wasim tried to resurrect the innings but the former departed on 20 in the 10th over.
Wasim was joined by Fabian Allen and he played a fantastic knock. Both Wasim and Allen put 57 between them, with Allen playing aggressively and Wasim playing the role of a second fiddle. Allen brought up his fifty but was dismissed in the last over. His knock helped the Tallawahs get to a respectable total of 116. Experienced campaigner Ravi Rampaul starred with the ball for the Knight Riders, picking up four wickets.
Chasing a modest total, the Knight Riders got off to a worst start, losing both their openers Nicholas Pooran and Tion Webster on ducks. The New Zealand duo of Colin Munro and Tim Seifert steadied the ship for the Knight Riders. Both put 67 between them before Munro was cleaned up by Wasim on 40. This breakthrough created an opening for the Tallawahs.
Rampaul on fire!!! Ravi Rampaul takes his 3rd wicket of the powerplay as this evenings @fun88eng magic moment.#CPL22 #TKRvJT #CricketPlayedLouder #Fun88 #BiggestPartyInSport pic.twitter.com/6OTJbhjMyy— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 18, 2022
The Tallawahs fought back into the game with three wickets in quick succession. With 22 required from the last four overs, Akeal Hosein (14*) and Andre Russell (18*) kept their cool and guided their side across the line with five balls to spare. Mohammad Amir was brilliant with the ball for the Tallawahs, finishing with figures of 2/15. They did pick up six wickets but were unsuccessful in defending the total.
Ravi Rampaul Shines
Trinbago Knight Riders move up the table with their third win in the CPL 2022 and Ravi Rampaul Shines.
Trinbago Knight Riders have won three games and lost as many so far in this year’s competition. They are back on track ahead of the playoffs and jump to third place in the points table with seven points to their name. They have turned the tables around in front of their home crowd and find themselves in a strong position to qualify for the playoffs. Pollard’s men will look to repeat their performance against the Kings on Sunday.
Jamaica Tallawahs broke the winning streak of the Barbados Royals in their last game but failed to carry forward the winning momentum as they lost to the Knight Riders in their next fixture. They sit second in the points table with eight points to their name and will look to get back to winning ways when they take the field next time. They are one of the teams to look forward to in the CPL 2022.
Player of the Match
Ravi Rampaul was named the Player of the Match for his bowling figures of 4/19.
I was padded up, was ready if needed. Back in Trinidad, enjoying playing in front of this crowd. The plans worked well for me tonight, we’re getting better as a team– Ravi Rampaul
The crowd has been fantastic and thanks for the support, we’ve needed it a lot. Akeal has had a great tournament, we know what he gives us, we have selected him for a reason and he came out with flying colours.– Kieron Pollard, Trinbago Knight Riders Skipper
|Jamaica Tallawahs||116/7 (20|
|Best Performance||(Fabian Allen 50, Shamarh Brooks 20, Ravi Rampaul 4/19)|
|Trinbago Knight Riders||119/6 (19.1)|
|Best Performance||(Colin Munro 40, Tim Seifert 28, Mohammad Amir 2/15)|
|Match Result||Trinbago Knight Riders beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 4 wickets.|