Thursday, December 14, 2017

No TKR panic *

Tallawahs spring big fightback

SMASHED TO THE FENCE: TKR’s Darren Bravo drives during his innings of 33 against the Jamaica Tallawahs at the Oval on Wednesday evening. —Photo: Getty Images


“We are playing some good cricket, no need to panic.”

Trinbago Knight Riders captain Dwayne Bravo was not unduly upset with his side's first defeat of the new Hero Caribbean Premier League season.

Ahead of his team's five-match stretch at home, he said it was “unrealistic” to expect them to win all.

But even Bravo must have been surprised at the manner in which his side let slip their advantage to lose Wednesday night's clash with defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs by four wickets.

The home team had enthralled their fans at the Queen's Park Oval by racing to 109 for two by the 10th over, when the motoring Kiwi Colin Munro, with five fours and two sixes decorating his 25-ball 41, found Rovman Powell at long-on as he tried to hammer Krishmar Santokie. But that dismissal changed the course of the match, TKR contriving to lose all of their remaining seven wickets for 38 runs.


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