St Kitts and Nevis Patrios 149 for 7 (Brooks 53, Gurney 2-23) beat Barbados Tridents 148 (Shakib 38, Cottrell 3-27, Brathwaite 3-30) by 1 run
A match that was a slow burn for most of the first 30 overs more than made up for it in the last quarter of play with a series of dramatic twists and turns that ended with St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots booking their place in the CPL 2019 playoffs, with a one-run last-ball win over Barbados Tridents at Kensington Oval. A first-innings fifty by Shamarh Brooks set up a fighting total of 149 for 7 after Patriots had opted to bat. Tridents’ steady reply then turned haywire after Patriots captain Carlos Brathwaite sparked a collapse with the key scalp of Shakib Al Hasan.
With 12 to get off the final over and two wickets in hand, Raymon Reifer looked like he would take the Tridents across the line after striking an audacious six over extra cover off the first legal ball – that had followed a wide – to bring the equation to 5 off 5. But Reifer inexplicably ran himself out coming back for a non-existent two on the next ball. The last-wicket pair of Chemar Holder and Harry Gurney took it down to two off the final ball to win, or a single to force a Super Over, before Dominic Drakes beat Gurney for pace with a length ball that pegged back the offstump.
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