Ramdin fifty, Fawad three-for secure Knight Riders

Trinbago Knight Riders 180 for 5 (Ramdin 51, Imran Khan 2-25) beat Barbados Tridents 171 for 5 (Pooran 44, Fawad 3-28) for nine races

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Denesh Ramdin's second half-century was backed by a tight bowling effort to ensure the best result of the Trinbago Knight Riders at CPL 2018, while the defending champions held out for a victory nine races over Barbados Tridents in Kensington Oval. The three fields of Fawad Ahmed catapulted him to the top of the tournament wicket table and increased the Knight Riders lead at the top of the table to three points. The Tridents, meanwhile, suffered their seventh consecutive loss to finish with the CPL's wooden spoon for 2018.

Munro rebel card

Colin Munro had a modest night overall, comfortable enough to let his partners Doing the job after New Zealand International has done most of the heavy lifting for the Knight Riders throughout the season. Chris Lynn scored 29 of 10 balls in his 35-run opening, while Ramdin made the most of the score in a 75-run partnership that gave the Knight Riders a fantastic platform until the eleventh.

Munro has 28 balls of 29 available as his third lowest point of the season, and also had a pair of lives in fifth place, fell in 1 and 2 to Mohammad Irfan by Shai Hope and Dominic Drakes, respectively. But his good fortune meant he broke CPL's one-season record for Chadwick Walton with 458 races set in 2017; Munro now has 464 runs in the season with a minimum of three more games to play, in what is shaping up as a Tournament Player campaign for the first-order hitter.

Ram's Lair

The Knight Riders wicketkeeper hid in the order early in the season with limited opportunities to contribute to the final eliminations. But the prolonged fall of Sunil Narine prompted a reorganization that has led Ramdin to climb to No. 3 in an effort to rekindle the batting style of both men. Ramdin responded with 90 runs in the last two games, including 51 of 31 balls against the Tridents.

Ramdin replaced Lynn to maintain the momentum of the Knight Riders early by attacking Roston Chase by two fours and six by means of deep in the beginning of the quarter, then he broke Jason Holder by a pair of boundaries in the sixth to round the third highest Powerplay of CPL 2018 at 68 for 1. Another Chase maximum led Knight Riders beyond the 100 to finish the tenth and put Ramdin is three miles from his half century.

His departure in the 13th at the hands of Imran Khan did not arrive long after the departure of Munro and the tickets of the Knight Riders soon stagnated, making a stretch of 33 deliveries without limit. However, it took an outbreak of Dwayne Bravo, with three four and two sixes from 16 to 18, to ensure that Ramdin's effort was not wasted.

Everyone crossed

The teams won second place in the Queen's. Usually, the oval of the park had difficulty grabbing the ball with the night dew, which is why the three windows of Fawad They stood out in a performance of the Man of the match.

It was not the first time that Fawad hit his first night delivery to Bowl Tion Webster with a googly in the fifth most. Another googly cleansed Sunny Sohal to finish seventh after eliminating a pair of sixes from his American teammate Ali Khan in the Powerplay. Fawad finished his run in the 13th, beating Shai Hope's load to make it 92 for 3. The Australian said later that he resorted to bowling with a stitched seam all night to be able to handle a very wet ball and the strategy was worth it .

Forty-tude

For the third time in five games, Nicholas Pooran reached the forties but once again he could not cross fifty, exhausted by a direct hit from Bravo in extra cover at a critical moment with Three overs to carry. He finished a 50-race spot with Holder, but the whole scenario was emblematic of the lack of a kickoff by the Tridents that contributed to his seven-game losing streak.

With 39 needed from 18, the responsibility fell on Holder to take Tridents home But Ali Khan claimed the captain of the Tridents by inducing a skier to get off at the start of a masterful four-race dúmpex, leaving Chase and Shamar Springer to get 24 in the last ticket thrown by Bravo. Springer could only collect nine of the first four balls, thus securing the result of the first two Knight Riders after the league stage.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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