Twitter Goes Berserk As Trinbago Knight Riders Beat St Lucia Stars In High-Scoring Thriller

Last Update on: August 17th, 2018 at 10:07 am

Darren Bravo played a whirlwind knock of 94 not out to take Trinbago Knight Riders over the line in a high-scoring thriller against St Lucia Stars in the Caribbean Premier League.

It looked all over for the defending champions after they started their chase of 213 on a poor note. Chasing such a huge total, they needed a good start to get the right platform for the chase. However, they were off to a disastrous start. With just 20 runs on the board, both their openers – Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn – were already back in the hut.

Colin Munro and Brendon McCullum then steadied the ship but struggled to score at a good pace. As a result, the Knight Riders were 74 for 3 after ten overs. With 139 runs needed off the last ten and some big hitters already back in the pavilion, it looked like the game was all over. However, Bravo was not ready to throw in the towel yet.

The southpaw made a fine start to his innings as he raced to 22 off just 10 balls.  But McCullum was not playing in his usual manner from the other end as the required-rate kept on mounting. At the end of the 15 overs, the Knight Riders were 128 for 3, needing an improbable 85 off the last five overs.

It was then Kieron Pollard came on to bowl and the game completely changed. Bravo hit his national teammate for 5 sixes in the over to collect 32 runs and helped his side claw its way back in the game. In the very next over, McCullum hit Obed McCoy for two fours and as many sixes to complete his fifty and turned the back on its head.

St Lucia Stars vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Caribbean Premier League
Bravo in action (St Lucia Stars vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Caribbean Premier League)

Bravo then all but sealed the game by hitting Rakhim Cornwall for four sixes in the 18th over. But the drama was not finished yet. Mitchell McClenaghan bowled a fine 19th over, dismissing McCullum and conceding just two to keep his side in the hunt.

With 3 needed off the final over, the Knight Riders collected just 2 off the first four balls before Denesh Ramdin sealed the deal with a six.

Bravo remained not out on 94 off 36 with the help of 10 sixes and 6 fours to pile more misery on St Lucia Stars.

Earlier in the game, Kieron Pollard’s 23-ball 65 not out, David Warner’s 72 not out and Cornwall’s 55 had helped the Stars to post a daunting 212 for 2.

St Lucia Stars vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Caribbean Premier League
Pollard had scored an 18-ball fifty (St Lucia Stars vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Caribbean Premier League)

Meanwhile, Twitter was quick to react to the high-scoring thriller. Here are some of the reactions from the thrilling Caribbean Premier League game:


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