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CPL 2014: Ross Taylor, Darren Bravo guide Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel to victory against Barbados Tridents

CPL 2014: Ross Taylor, Darren Bravo guide Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel to victory against Barbados Tridents
Ross Taylor of New Zealand, who plays for Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, top scored in the match with 62 © Getty Images

St. George’s (Grenada): Jul 13, 2014

Aggressive half-centuries from Ross Taylor and Darren Bravo gave Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel a winning start to their 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign on Saturday.

New Zealander Taylor hammered 62 and Bravo, an unbeaten 54, as Red Steel overhauled their paltry target of 121, reaching 125 for three with 15 balls left at the National Stadium here, reports CMC.

Red Steel bowlers had earlier strangled the Tridents, leaving them with just 120 for six off their 20 overs, after being asked to bat first.

Shane Dowrich christened his maiden CPL innings with a top score of 37 while Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik scored 21.

Seamers Kevin O’Brien (two for 6) and Dwayne Bravo (two for 17) finished with two wickets apiece, while speedster Fidel Edwards was brilliant up front, conceding just 12 runs from his three overs.

Tridents were given a sound start by Dowrich and Dwayne Smith, who made 13, adding 40 off 36 balls for the first wicket.

The right-handed Dowrich faced 38 balls and struck five fours – including two in one over off fellow Barbadian Sulieman Benn‘s left-arm spin — while Shoaib smashed two sixes — the first disappearing over backward square off Dwayne Bravo and the second sailing over mid-wicket off Benn.

Tied down and looking to free himself, Shoaib holed out in the deep to Taylor in O’Brien’s first over and his dismissal triggered a slide, as five wickets fell for 25 runs off 35 balls.

Red Steel lost Nasir Jamshed to the first ball of the innings as off-spinner Shoaib got one to drift away from left-hander who edged to slip where Ashley Nurse took a brilliant one-handed catch inches from the turf.

And Tridents thought they were in the hunt when opener Evin Lewis top-edged pacer Ravi Rampaul to backward square for McKenzie to take an excellent catch, running in from the boundary at 20 for one in the fourth over.

However, that was as far as the Tridents revival got, as Taylor and Bravo wrenched the game away with an exhibition of superb stroke-play in a third wicket stand of 95.

The right-handed Taylor cracked six fours and a six — a clean hit over mid-wicket off Rampaul, one ball before walking across his wicket and falling lbw.

Bravo, meanwhile, was dazzling, and emerged from a cautious start to stroke three fours and three sixes off 42 deliveries. The left-hander was particularly severe on fellow Trinidadian Akeal Hosein, carting the left-arm spinner for two successive straight sixes and then a four, in an over that cost 18 runs.

Brief scores:

Barbados Tridents 120 for 6 in 20 overs (Shane Dowrich 37, Shoaib Malik 21; Dwayne Bravo 2 for 17, Kevin O’Brien 2 for 6) lost to Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 125 for 3 in 17.3 overs (Ross Taylor 62, Darren Bravo 54*; Ravi Rampaul 2 for 18) by seven wickets.

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