Lendl Simmons beats Kieron Pollard to become West Indies’ Single wicket champion
Lendl Simmons raced to 21 after the first over, hitting three sixes © Getty Images (File Photo)
Port-of-Spain (Trinidad): Jun 17, 2014
West Indies opener Lendl Simmons is the new champion of single wicket cricket in the Caribbean. Simmons defeated countryman and Mumbai Indians teammate Kieron Pollard to capture the second annual Single wicket title in Trinidad on Sunday.
In the one-on-one, two-over match with fielders assisting to make up the cricket regulations, Pollard cracked 29 in his two overs batting first. He slammed two fours and two sixes, scoring 13 in the first over and 16 in the second, reports CMC.
In reply, Simmons raced to 21 after the first over, hitting three sixes. Pollard fought back in the second over, but Simmons prevailed to lift the title and the winning prize of $7,000.
In the semi-finals, Simmons got past defending champion Dwayne Smith of Barbados, while Pollard outlasted Tobagonian Navin Stewart.