Brendon McCullum remained unbeaten on 40    Getty Images
Brendon McCullum remained unbeaten on 40 Getty Images

In a rain-interrupted match, Darren Bravo and Brendon McCullum‘s blistering knocks helped Trinbago Knight Riders pull off another win in CPL 2017. The rains forced the target to be revised to 86 in 6 overs. However, McCullum and Bravo completed the task in 5.2 overs. Trinbago were struggling at 34 for 2 in 3.1 when the rains paid visit the second time while chasing a target of 163 that had to be scored in 13 overs via DLS method. However, with the revised target in mind, Trinbago needed 52 off 17 balls. With McCullum losing partners, Bravo moved into top gear and was dealing with boundaries.

McCullum then changed the course of the game, smashing Mohammad Nabi for consecutive boundaries. Nabi s 23-run over shifted gears as Trinbago required just 10 in the final over. Bravo took Trinbago to the finish line with much ease by hitting two more boundaries. Earlier, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots opener Chris Gayle continued his rich form with a quick-fire 47-ball 93. His innings comprised of 8 sixes and 5 fours. Gayle and Evin Lewis stitched a crucial partnership of 58 that laid the foundation for a huge total. Lewis power-hitting was witnessed during the initial phase of the innings, but later it was over to Gayle.

Sunil Narine dismissed Lewis for 38, and a major power failure interrupted the game. With play then reduced to 18 overs a side, Ashley Nurse hit the accelerator with some boundaries. With another delay by the rains, the game was reduced to 13 overs. Gayle then took the centre stage and blazed his side to 163. Both teams have secured their berth in the knockouts.

Brief scores:

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 162 for 3 in 13 overs (Chris Gayle 93, Evin Lewis 39; Sunil Narine 1 for 36) lost to Trinbago Knight Riders 88 for 2 in 5.2 overs (Brendon McCullum 40, Darren Bravo 38; Ben Hilfenhaus 1 for 17) by 8 wickets.