Paul van Meekeren smashes Shai Hope’s part in Caribbean Premier League. The 14th match of the ongoing CPL 2021. It took place between St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and Barbados Royals. At Warner Park, Basseterre.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriot enlisted the win by two wickets. Moreover, to form it their fifth victory out of five matches. And maintain their best position within the points table. Patriots won the toss and asked the Barbados Royals to bat first. The Jason Holder-led side posted 160/8. On the board in their distributed 20 overs.
Paul van Meekeren
During the first innings, Patriots’ Paul van Meekeren. Also, bowled an outstanding delivery to get freed of batter Shai Hope. It all happened within the fourth over. When the right arm bowled a cross-seam back of a length delivery. And Shai Hope was on the backfoot. The ball did not bounce as Shai Hope would have expected. After that, the red-leather snuck under his bat. It is only to crash into the center stump.
Smit Patel was the most highlight, scoring an exceptional. Also, in a half-century to require his group to a competitive total. He made 54 off 48 balls with the assistance of three fours and two sixes. Van Meekeren dismissed Hope. Moreover, getting rid of Azam Khan to total two scalps. However, the choice of the bowlers for the Patriots was Captain Dwayne Bravo.
Dwayne Bravo bagged a four-wicket haul. It is including the prized scalp of Patel. The star all-rounder conceded 26 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
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St Kitts & Nevis Patriot chased down the target in 20 overs. Also, with two wickets in hand. Chris Gayle 42 and opener Devon Thomas 26 played valuable knocks. At the top before the middle-order collapsed. The likes of Fabian Allen 3, Sherfane Rutherford 1, Ravi Bopara 1, and Bravo 9. They failed to contribute with their willows.