Trinbago Knight Riders, champions of CPL 2018!

Trinbago Knight Riders, champions of CPL 2018!

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

Match Wrap:

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!

Match Summary:

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

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