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Tridents notch first win after Lamichhane, Walsh hurt Patriots

Friday, September 13, 2019

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Barbados Tridents crippled St Kitts and Nevis Patriots with a spin, bringing them back down to earth with a 18-run defeat, to claim their first win of the Caribbean Premier League here Wednesday night.

Playing at Warner Park just 24 hours after producing the highest-ever successful run chase in franchise cricket, the jaded Patriots found Tridents' target of 187 too much to overcome, and subsided to 168 for nine off their 20 overs.

Englishman Laurie Evans stroked 64 off 41 deliveries but no other Patriots top-order batsman passed 13 as leg-spinners Sandeep Lamichhane (3-22) and Hayden Walsh (2-33) scythed through the innings.

Fast-bowling captain Jason Holder supported well with two for 37, claiming the wickets of in-form openers Devon Thomas (1) and Evin Lewis (12) cheaply.

Rookie left-hander Leniko Boucher had earlier top scored with 62 off 47 balls, as Tridents did well to get up to 186 for two off 20 overs after being sent in.

Former West Indies opener Johnson Charles gave the innings early impetus with 52 off 43 deliveries while South African star JP Duminy provided the late flourish with an unbeaten 43 off just 18 balls.

Englishman Alex Hales never quite got going and eventually edged seamer Rayad Emrit behind for 18 at 28 for one in the fifth over.

The 21-year-old Boucher then arrived to anchor two key stands, first putting on 85 for the second wicket Charles before adding a further 73 in an unbroken third-wicket partnership with Duminy.

Boucher smashed four fours and three sixes while Charles, dropped on eight by Shamarh Brooks at point off Emrit in the fifth over, counted four fours and three sixes.

Boucher also survived a chance on 15 in the ninth over to notch his maiden Twenty20 fifty off 39 deliveries and after losing Charles to a catch in the deep, joined forces with Duminy, who hit a pair of fours and four sixes, to ensure Tridents gathered 79 runs from the last five overs.

In reply, Patriots stumbled early when Holder removed Thomas to a catch at the wicket in the second over and then had Lewis skying to cover in the fourth over.

Wobbling on 28 for two, Patriots were steadied by Evans, who posted 36 for the third wicket with Jason Mohammed (12) and a further 33 for the fourth with Brooks (13).

But man-of-the-match Lamichhane turned the game on its head when he removed both Evans and Brooks in the 13th over, and then trapped captain Carlos Brathwaite lbw for one in his next over.

In between, Walsh bowled the dangerous Fabian Allen without scoring, as Patriots capitulated losing six wickets for 22 runs.

Dominic Drakes's created some fireworks late on, belting three fours and sixes in a 14-ball unbeaten 34 but his effort was too little too late.


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