TKR win opening CPL match; beat Amazon Warriors by 4 wkts

TKR win opening CPL match; beat Amazon Warriors by 4 wkts

Trinbago Knight Riders won the toss and chose to bowl against Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, after rain delayed the start of CPL 2020 opener by 90 minutes, making it a 17-overs a side affair.

With the toss delayed and some cloud cover still there, captain Kieron Pollard did as expected on winning the toss.

The Knight Riders had Colin Munro, Sikandar Raza, Tim Seifert and Fawad Ahmed among their overseas contingent, alongwith the heavyweight experience of Pollard himself, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine and Lendl Simmons.

The Amazon Warriors – led by Chris Green – also had plenty of experience in the form of Ross Taylor and Imran Tahir, while allying that with the exciting young talents of Nicholas Pooran, Shimraon Hetmyer, Brandon King and Sherfane Rutherfod.

Guyana, who finished as runners-up in the previous edition, put up 144 on the board after the end of the rain-induced 17 overs.

Chasing a decent target of 145, Sunil Narine scored a blistering fifty off 50 balls before getting dismissed by Imran Tahir. Darren Bravo scored a decent 30 which helped Trinbago go over the line in the end with just two balls to spare.