CPL 2021, In the off to a winning start with a comprehensive 21 run win over the Barbados Royals. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots got their 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign.
Barbados Royals won the toss and put the Patriots. Also, into bat but in spite of a flurry of early wickets. In addition, a fantastic 115 run partnership between DJ Bravo and Sherfane Rutherford. They guaranteed the Patriots set the highest total of the competition so far with 175/5.
The Patriots were never under threat as they produced excellent bowling. It is displayed to keep the shackles on the Royals throughout.
Barbados Royals took full advantage of their decision. Also, to field first by removing both openers. Evin Lewis and Devon Thomas, in the first three overs. It is before Oshane Thomas bowled Chris Gayle to leave the Patriots teetering. At 38/3 at the end of the PowerPlay.
Oshane Thomas was to strike to removing Asif Ali in the eighth over. In a perfect figure of 3/22 from his four overs in the match. Captain Bravo of the Patriots, entered the fall of the fourth wicket. Along with Rutherford, they consolidated the innings. It is before exploding into the final seven overs.
Their 115 runs of partnership in 70 balls guarantee the Patriots. The laid of platform for Fabian Allen to add late fireworks. At the power of the Patriots to striking a point of 175/5.
The Kitts & Nevis Patriots
The Kitts & Nevis Patriots made early inroads with their bowling. In dismissing both openers inside the first three overs. Although they needed a good run-out to get them on their way. Also, when Johnson Charles found himself at the same end as Glenn Phillips.
Lastly, In the middle phase overs, the Patriots put a stranglehold on the game forcing the run rate up. And putting pressure on the Barbados Royals batsmen to play high-risk shots.