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CPL 2022: Trinbago Knight Riders beat Saint Lucia Kings in their CPL 2022 opening encounter

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Knight Riders beat Saint Lucia

Knight Riders beat Saint Lucia: The second match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022 saw Saint Lucia Kings take on the Trinbago Knight Riders at Warner Park in Basseterre in St Kitts.

After being asked to bat first, the Saint Lucia Kings got off to a steady start. They scored 33 at the end of the powerplay, losing both the openers. Mark Deyal held the innings from one end but lacked support from the other end. He looked good but Akeal Hosein dismissed him on 35.

Roshon Primus played a good hand of 38 for them but they kept losing wickets at regular intervals as they managed to score 143 at the end of their 20 overs. Hosein starred with the ball for the Knight Riders as he picked up four wickets, giving away only 13 runs. Jayden Seals also chipped in with two scalps as they picked up nine wickets in total.

Trinbago Knights Riders didn’t have the best of starts to the chase as they lost Sunil Narine and Nicholas Pooran early in the innings. Tion Webster, opening the batting, played some beautiful strokes and he along with Tim Seifert led the recovery work. They started building the partnership and kept their side in the chase.

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Webster brought up his fifty but was departed soon on 58 in the 13th over. Seifert played a well-composed knock of 34. There was a mini-collapse in the end but they held their nerves to get across the line in the last over. The Kings tried hard and picked up seven wickets in total but failed to defend the total.

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Trinbago Knight Riders beat the Saint Lucia Kings in their opening game of the CPL 2022.

The bowlers set up things for the Knight Riders as they picked up nine wickets and restricted the Kings to 143 before their batters stepped up to chase down the total with ease. They have a solid squad and start as favorites to lift the title.

Saint Lucia Kings were outplayed in their opening game of the CPL 2022. The batters failed to contribute as a result failed to put in a competitive total on the board. They have a young squad and will have to fire in unison and seal the crunch moments to register their first win of the competition in their upcoming game.

Player of the Match

Akeal Hosein is named the player of the match for his outstanding bowling spell of 4/13 in his four overs.

For me, I am pretty flexible on bowling at any stage in the game. It’s about going out there brave and confident. Once you do that, you come up on the winning side. It (pitch) was a bit slow to start, didn’t spin sharp. I had to go out there (to bat) if needed.

– Akeal Hosein on Tinitad Knight Riders beat Saint Lucia

We will take the two points, we want to finish it before the last over but we will take everything into the equation. We haven’t played T20 cricket for a while as a group and happy to have finished on the winning side.

– Kieron Pollard, Trinbago Knight Riders Skipper

Score Summary

Saint Lucia Kings: 143/9 (20)

(Roshon Primus 38, Mark Deyal 35, Akeal Hosein 4/13)

Trinbago Knight Riders: 148/7 (19.2)

(Tion Webster 58, Tim Seifert 34, Alzarri Joseph 4/17)

Result: Trinbago Knight Riders beat Saint Lucia Kings by three wickets.

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