CPL 2018: St Kitts And Nevis Patriots Overcome Mohammad Irfan’s Historic Spell To Beat Barbados Tridents
The 16th match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) took place between Barbados Tridents and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The game grabbed the headlines due to the hell of a spell from left-hand pacer from Pakistan, Mohammad Irfan.
Barbados Tridents while batting first could only manage to put a total of 147 for the loss of six wickets on the board. They got a good start from Dwayne Smith and Martin Guptill however they could not capitalize on it.
Although, the top-order of the Barbados Tridents put the foundation to a significant personal score. However, they failed miserably to convert.
A grand fifty from Jason Holder
Apart from Jason Holder who scored a grand fifty-four of just thirty-five deliveries, no other batsman could cross the barrier of 30 runs.
Guptill became the victim of an unlucky call from his partner where the athletics of Anton Devcich ran him out. He scored run a ball 19.
Apart from Jason Holder, Shai Hope was the other top run-getter who scored 26 off 24.
Ben Cutting was the top performer in bowling unit
Ben Cutting was the star performer with the ball who took two wickets by leaking 18 runs.
A sketch of chase
In reply to it, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots found themselves in tatters as they were helpless before the fierce spell of Mohammad Irfan.
The Pakistani left-hand bowler bowled with his heart out as he set a world record. He gave only run in his four overs quota apart from taking two wickets.
A fierce spell from Mohammad Irfan
Irfan bamboozled Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis early on. Gayle scored a duck while as Lewis scored a mere one run.
Brandon King held the steal nerves
Soon after the other batsman survived the spell of Irfan, Barbados Tridents came back in the game. Brandon King alongside with Devon Thomas put a partnership of 88 runs for the third wicket. King scored 60 off 49 with the help of four boundaries and five sixes.
Cameo from Ben Cutting
On the other hand, Thomas was the second top run-getter who scored 32 off 29. It followed the excellent cameo from Ben Cutting of 29 off 21 as St Kitts achieved the victory by six wickets.
Barbados Tridents 147/6
Jason Holder 54, Shai Hope 26
Ben Cutting 2/18, Anton Devcich 2/25
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
St Kitts ane Nevis Patriots 158-4
Brandon King 60, Devon Thomas 32
Mohammad Irfan 2/1, Wahab Riaz 1/17