Caribbean Premier League, Final Match, Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Knight Riders – Trinbago Knight Riders won by 8 wickets
Monday, September 17, 2018, Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
Third CPL title for Trinbago Knight Riders and second title on the trot. They are the first team in the history of CPL to win two successive titles and a total of three titles. Colin Munro with his sixth half-century of the season guided Trinbago to an easy win in the big final in Trinidad.
Batting first, Guyana Amazon Warriors got to 147 for 9 in their 20 overs. Barring Luke Ronchi (44 off 35), none of their batsmen looked comfortable. Their slow batting only increased pressure on themselves! Ali Khan provided a great start for Trinbago by removing Cameron Delport with the very first delivery of the match!
In reply, Trinbago opened with Denesh Ramdin and Brendon McCullum. Ramdin, a surprise opener, though looked floppy but he played a great supporting hand! Colin Munro remained unbeaten till the end scoring an unbeaten 68* off just 39 deliveries and helped Trinbago bag the CPL 2018 title!
“To come out and put up a performance like this was outstanding. Means a lot to all of us,” said elated Colin Munro after the CPL 2018 championship victory!
Trinbago Knight Riders – 150/2 in 17.3 overs (Colin Munro – 68*, Romario Shepherd – 1/29)beat Guyana Amazon Warriors – 147/9 in 20 overs (Luke Ronchi – 44, Khary Pierre – 3/29) by 8 wickets
Player of the Match:
Khary Pierre (TKR) – 3 wickets
Player of the Tournament:
Colin Munro (TKR) – 567 runs in the tournament
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Playing XI: Cameron Delport, Luke Ronchi (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, Chadwick Walton, Chris Green (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Sohail Tanvir, Rayad Emrit, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir
Bench:Veerasammy Permaul, Roshon Primus, Devendra Bishoo, Gajanand Singh, Keemo Paul, Saurabh Netravalkar, Akshaya Persaud
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Playing XI: Colin Ingram, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo (c), Kevon Cooper, Sunil Narine, Fawad Ahmed, Khary Pierre, Ali Khan
Bench:Anderson Phillip, Terrance Hinds, Javon Searles, Nikita Miller, Hamza Tariq, Amir Jangoo, Shannon Gabriel
** Photo credits to ICC Cricket