CPL 2020: Akeal Hosein, Lendl Simmons Guide Trinbago Knight Riders To CPL 2020 Last

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Akeal Hosein scalped three wickets while Lendl Simmons played an unbeaten knock of 54 runs as Trinbago Knight Riders defeated Jamaica Tallawahs by nine wickets in the first semi-final of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Now, Trinbago Knight Riders will face the winners of the match between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Zouks in the finals of CPL 2020 on Thursday, September 10.

Chasing 108, Trinbago Knight Riders missing the wicket of Sunil Narine (4) in the second one over of the innings as he used to be clean bowled by Mujeeb Ur Rahman, reducing the side to 14/1.

Lendl Simmons and Tion Webster then got together at the crease for Trinbago Knight Riders and the duo put on 97 runs for the second one wicket to retain the side on target for a victory.

After all, Simmons and Webster remained unbeaten on 54 and 44 respectively to guide Trinbago Knight Riders to a win by nine wickets with 30 balls to spare.

Earlier, a spirited bowling performance helped Trinbago Knight Riders restrict Jamaica Tallawahs to just 107/7 in the allotted 20 overs.

Put in to bat first, Jamaica Tallawahs got off to a naughty as the side used to be reduced to 25/4 within the first five overs. Jermaine Blackwood (0), Glenn Phillips (2), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (0), and Asif Ali (4) all missing their wickets cheaply to put Tallawahs in a spot of bother.

Nkrumah Bonner and Rovman Powell put on a brief stand of 38 runs to pull the innings back for Tallahwahs, but their partnership used to be ended in the 12th over as Fawad Ahmed clean bowled Bonner (41), reducing Tallawahs to 63/5.

Big-hitting batsman Andre Russell (2) proved in reality unfortunate in the 14th over as he used to be provided a shocker by the on-field umpire on the bowling of Sunil Narine and in consequence, he used to be sent back to the pavilion. He used to be provided out caught at slip but the replays clearly showed that the ball came straight off the pad.

In the ultimate overs, Trinbago Knight Riders were ready to take care of tight line and length and in consequence, Tallawahs were restricted to a complete under the 110-run mark.

Brief Scores: Trinbago Knight Riders 111/1 (Lendl Simmons 54*, Tion Webster 44*, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1-18) defeat Jamaica Tallawahs 107/7 (Nkrumah Bonner 41, Rovman Powell 33, Akeal Hosein 3-14) by nine wickets.

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