Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) defeated St. Lucia by 8 wickets to win the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title for the fourth time. TKR became the first team in the history of the league to win all their matches in a single season. This season the team won 12 matches including the final.
Franchise owner Shah Rukh Khan is also very happy with this victory of the team. He tweeted and congratulated the team for victory. Shah Rukh wrote, ‘Thank you Trinidad & Tobago and the CPL for the tournament.’
Ami TKR we rule. Awesome display boys…u make us proud, happy and make us party even without a crowd. Love u team.@TKRiders @54simmo and my fav @DMBravo46 well done @KieronPollard55 & my man @DJBravo47 love you how many now4!!! @Bazmccullum come to IPL lov u
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 10, 2020
CPL 2020: Pollard took 4 wickets for TKR
In the final, TKR won the toss and decided to bowl first. St Lucia batted first and scored 154 runs in 19.1 overs. Andre Fletcher scored 39, Mark Deyal 29 and Roston Chase 22 for the team. No other player of the team played a big inning. Pollard took with 4 wickets for 30 runs, while Fawad Ahmed and Ali Khan took 2 wickets each. TKR won the match by scoring 157 runs for 2 wickets in 18.1 overs.
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Simmons scored 84 off 49 balls
Earlier, TKR had a poor start chasing 155 runs as the team’s two wickets fell for just 19 runs. After this, Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo, who came to bat, shared the 138-run partnership to strengthen their grip in the match. Simmons scored 84 runs off 49 balls. In this innings, he hit 8 fours and 4 sixes. Apart from him, Dwayne Bravo also scored 58 runs off 47 balls. There was a 138-run partnership between Simmons and Bravo for the third wicket.