Dwayne Bravo scored an unbeaten 46-ball 66 for Trinbago Knight Riders    Getty Images
Dwayne Bravo scored an unbeaten 46-ball 66 for Trinbago Knight Riders Getty Images

Trinbago Knight Riders have beaten Barbados Tridents by 11 runs in third match of the Caribbean Premier League 2016. Having been put into bat, Trinbago managed to post 170 for 5 on the board, thanks to a brilliant 81 from Hashim Amla and an unbeaten 66 from Dwayne Bravo. The pair came together with score at 20 for 4, and took their side to a winnable total. In their chase, Tridents made a good start, but never stayed in the game since. Nicholas Pooran scored a 12-ball 33 to give his side some hope at the end, but it wasn’t to be. Sunil Narine was the pick of the bowlers for Trinbago, ending up with 2 for 21 in his 4 overs. FULL CRICKET BLOG: BIM 159/8, 20 overs | Live Cricket Score, Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) vs Barbados

Barbados’ chase got off to a good start, as openers Steven Taylor and Kyle Hope managed to score 30 runs in the first 3 overs. But since then, it was a downfall, as some good tight bowling from the Trinbago bowlers stopped the flow of runs. Hope was dismissed for 11, with scores at 42 for 1. Shoaib Malik was the next to come in.

He formed a brief partnership with Taylor, whose rate of scoring came down drastically. With required rate growing every second, he tried to take on the attack, but was dismissed for 37 by Narine. AB de Villiers next came to the crease, with required rate over 10. Runs were very hard to come by for both these batsmen, and the pressure of required rate got up to Malik.

Just like the opening batsmen, he tried to up the ante, but only succeeded in getting caught by Bravo of Sulieman Benn’s bowling. Everything went downfall since then, as de Villiers, Kieron Pollard and David Weise were back to the pavilion in no time.

Only a spectacular cameo from Nicolas Pooran kept Tridents in the game for some time. His 12-ball 33 included 3 sixes and 2 fours. But his innings came to an abrupt end, as he was run out trying to sneak in for second run. In the end Tridents fell short by 16 runs.

Earlier, a brilliant 81 from Hashim Amla and an unbeaten 66 from Dwayne Bravo helped Trinbago Knight Riders to a healthy score of 170 for 5 in their 20 overs. Having been put into bat, Trinbago had a horrid start, losing 4 wickets in less than 5 overs. Brendon McCullum was the first to depart for 1. He was soon followed to the pavilion by Colin Munro, Darren Bravo and Umar Akmal, with the latter departing for 0.

With score at 20 for 4, Amla was joined to the crease by skipper Bravo. Both the batsman showed their experience, as they weathered the storm at took Trinbago out of a precarious situation. Till the 15th over, it seemed a score of 140-50 will be the maximum they can achieve. But an onslaught from the both the batsmen meant Trinbago scored 76 runs in the final five overs.

Brief Scores: Trinbago Knight Riders 170 for 5 (Hashim Amla 81, Dwayne Bravo 66*; Akeal Hosein 2 for 18) beat Barbados Tridents 159 for 8 (Steven Taylor 37, Nicholas Pooran 33; Sunil Narine 2 for 21) by 11 runs