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Best performances - Batsmen

DM Bravo
94(36) 6x4 - 10x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 34 runs
  • 2x4 - 4x6
0 0 1 9 36 22 20 6
DA Warner
72(55) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 10 8 4 22 5 4 15

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ McClenaghan
O3
M0
R21
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RRS Cornwall
O4
M0
R52
W2
Eco13.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

11.35pm After a point, it didn't matter who was bowling and where they bowled. Knight Riders needed 85 off five overs and they have won it with a ball to spare. Like, how does that happen? Utterly poor lines and lengths from the Stars bowlers, feeding exactly to the strengths of Brendon McCullum and Darren Bravo. Ball after ball was pitched in the same region, and well, unless the opposition is especially adept at looking a gift horse in the mouth, you don't often get away with such tripe. To be honest, the last five overs seemed an utter mismatch. It really didn't seem like a game between two sides playing at the same level. To sum it up, 13 fours and 18 sixes in the innings. Twelve of those sixes came in the last five overs - that's a six every 2.5 balls. Did we just see a 20-over Super Over? Are we playing corporate cricket here?

Darren Bravo is Man of the Match. Like, duh! "He (McCullum) knew his strengths, I knew mine," he says. "There was a strong wind blowing across, so he took one end and I took the other."

Kieron Pollard: "When we got 212, you would think that's enough to defend, but TKR showed their class. I stand there and take the responsibility. I backed myself with the ball, but sometimes you just have to sit back and appreciate the batsmen."

Dwayne Bravo: "It felt like they had taken the momentum away. The innings that my brother played and the innings Brendon McCullum played, brought us back into the game. Those are innings you cannot plan for. We as a team don't change much. We back our players and back their skills as a management, allow players to develop their skills. It feels good to win cricket games."

Right then, that's it we have from this game.The end was as ridiculous as it was fleeting. But let's take a moment to truly appreciate how brilliant Bravo and McCullum were. This was a breathtaking chase in every sense. It's what makes T20 what it is. Let's see if the remaining games come close to this one! As of now, this is all we have. Thanks, as ever, for your company and comments, and be back here tomorrow. Off you go.

19.5
6
McCoy to Ramdin, SIX runs, that's gone over! And it's all over.. Ramdin with the final blow. Pitched right up outside off, and Ramdin reaches out and has a free swing, with the backfoot right inside the crease and sails clean over the long-off boundary
19.4
1
McCoy to DM Bravo, 1 run, full outside off, driven to mid-off who dives to the left and they take off for the single.. they had to. Manage to make it back as the throw misses
19.3
0
McCoy to DM Bravo, no run, add another one to that. and a repeat of the previous delivery. Full, straight, outside off, swings and misses without moving the feet. Beaten
19.2
0
McCoy to DM Bravo, no run, slower fullish ball, stays stapled to the crease and swings to get beaten outside off. that's an awful lot of dots in the last two overs

Two off five

19.1
1
McCoy to Ramdin, 1 run, slower length ball, stops on him and gets up a little bit more than he would've anticipated, manages to nudge it into the on side

Obed McCoy with the highly unenviable task of defending three in the final over.

Alex97: "A glimpse of how talented darren bravo is "

END OF OVER:
19 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | TKR: 210/5 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 11.05, RRR: 3.00)

  • D Ramdin1 (2b)
  • DM Bravo93 (33b)
  • MJ McClenaghan3-0-21-2
  • RRS Cornwall4-0-52-2

What an over from Mitch McClenaghan! Two wickets and just two off it, but is it too little too late?

18.6
1
McClenaghan to Ramdin, 1 run, gets the width he was looking for, waits and taps it out to sweeper cover

T&T Riders 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11SP NarineCA Lynn
2nd9C MunroCA Lynn
3rd51BB McCullumC Munro
4th137BB McCullumDM Bravo
5th1JPR Scantlebury-SearlesDM Bravo
6th9D RamdinDM Bravo