Caribbean Premier League FINAL 2021: St Lucia Kings vs St.Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Live Cricket Score, ball by ball commentary

Over-4: 26-1 SKNP , De Silva: 18(13) , RUTHERFORD : 0(1), Riaz: 2-0-14-1

TWO BIG FISHES IN THE NET

3.5 : Riaz to Lewis, out Caught by Roston Chase!! It looks like a pre-planned strategy with Chase placed before at same place. Lewis c Roston Chase b Riaz 6(6) [4s-1]

3.2 : Riaz to Lewis, FOURlovely, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Lewis leans forward and thumps the drive back past the non-striker, straight of mid-on and it runs away to the ropes

Over-3: 19-1 SKNP , De Silva: 17(12) , LEWIS : 1(2), Chase: 2-0-12-1

2.4 : Roston Chase to Joshua Da Silva, FOURbeautifully played, tad too short and wide of off, da Silva makes room and steers it behind square on the off-side – Wahab dives over the ball and concedes a boundary

2.2 : Roston Chase to Joshua Da Silva, FOUR, to deep backward point, De Silva is looking in good touch.

Over-2: 9-1 SKNP , De Silva: 7(6) , LEWIS : 1(2), Riaz: 1-0-7-0

1.2 : Riaz to Joshua Da Silva, FOUR, square of the wicket, trying to ease the pressure of one wicket down.

Over-1: 2-1 SKNP , De Silva: 1(2) , LEWIS : 0(0), Chase: 1-0-2-1

0.4 : Roston Chase to Gayle, out Bowled!! Chase draws the first blood and its a huge wicket. Universal boss is gone for a duck.!!! Gayle b Roston Chase 0(4)

Gayle and Lewis to start the innings for St.Kitts. Spin to start the bowling.

INNINGS BREAK

159/7 – By Saint Lucia Kings…. A good recovery in the end overs due to an excellent cameo from Keemo Paul..

1 BALL LEFT FOR THE INNINGS, CAN WAHAB TONK IT FOR A SIX ???

19.5 : Naseem Shah to Keemo Paul, out Caught by (sub)J Carter!! Keemo Paul c (sub)J Carter b Naseem Shah 39(21) [6s-5]

After a six, Naseem has made a comeback with a wicket!!!

19.3 : Naseem to Paul : SIX : Misses the yorker and Paul converts it to a full-toss and fully tonks it to deep-mid wicket

Over-19: 147-6 SLK , Riaz: 0(0) , PAUL : 31(18), Drakes: 3-0-38-1

19 from the over

18.3 : Drakes to Keemo Paul, SIX, to third man

HATTRICK OF SIXES !!!!!!!!!!!

18.2 : Drakes to Keemo Paul, SIXKeemo is playing a lovely cameo here, on a length and just outside off – he runs down the wicket, made room and then drilled it back over the bowler’s head, went sailing into the stands for a maximum

BACK TO BACK SIXES FROM KEEMO PAUL. HE IS A POWERFUL HITTER !!!

18.1 : Drakes to Keemo Paul, SIX, that has been clouted, hit with the wind and it kept sailing over the fielder in the deep – full and wide of off, Keemo fetched it with a violent swipe

Over-18: 128-6 SLK , Riaz: 0(0) , PAUL : 12(10), Naseem: 3-1-14-2

17.6 : Naseem to Chase : WICKET : Misses the ball and crashes into the stumps. He did not anticipated the speed of the ball.Roston Chase b Naseem Shah 43(40) [4s-4 6s-2]

Over-17: 121-5 SLK , CHASE: 39(37) , PAUL : 9(7), Fawad: 4-0-32-2

Ahmed finishes his spell not so on a good note.

16.3 : Fawad Ahmed to Keemo Paul, SIX, to deep square leg, he is smacking them so easily. These are crucial runs from Keemo. Can he hit one more ???

16.1 : Fawad Ahmed to Roston Chase, SIXnicely played, that’s a good start for the over, too full from Fawad – Chase leans forward, high elbow and a neat swing of the bat, sent it soaring over long-on for a maximum.

Over-16: 107-5 SLK , CHASE: 32(33) , PAUL : 2(5), Drakes: 2-0-19-1

Patriots have a really good record in stopping teams in the last 4 overs. Even Roston Chase is feeling the pressure now.

Over-15: 102-5 SLK , CHASE: 30(29) , PAUL : 1(3), Fawad: 3-0-18-2

14.2 : Fawad Ahmed to Tim David, out Bowled!! Tried to play a premeditated sweep shot but ball came a little bit and played on to the stump. Tim David b Fawad Ahmed 10(10) [6s-1]

SPINNERS ARE ON TOP THE BATSMEN. THE WICKETS ARE FALLING IN A BUNCH..

Over-14: 100-4 SLK , CHASE: 29(28) , DAVID : 10(8), Jon-Russ: 4-0-34-1

13.6 : Jon-Russ Jaggesar to Roston Chase, SIXlovely, expensive finish from Jaggesar – slower and just outside off, Chase leans forward, high elbow and a straight bat as he lifted it over long-on for a maximum – 15 from the over

13.3 : Jon-Russ Jaggesar to Tim David, SIXclubbed, dropped tad too short and David is all over it in a flash – rocks back and pummels the pull wide of mid-wicket, flat and over the ropes for a maximum

Over-13: 85-4 SLK , CHASE: 22(25) , DAVID : 0(2), Allen: 4-0-17-1

Over-12: 81-4 SLK , CHASE: 20(22) , DAVID : 0(2), Jon-Russ: 3-0-19-1

11.1 : Jon-Russ Jaggesar to Wiese, out Bowled!! He didn’t take the opportunity to get that single last ball and now backs away too much and misses this away-spinning ball completely. Jon-Russ Jaggesar was troubling batters with the away angle from round the wicket too. Tough to negotiate and the stumps are disturbed. Wiese b Jon-Russ Jaggesar 2(6)

Over-11: 80-3 SLK , CHASE: 20(22) , WIESE : 2(3), Allen: 3-0-13-1

10.1 : Fabian to Cornwall : WICKET : Allen had set him up in his last over and now tries to hit it but eventually ball hitting the stump.Cornwall b Fabian Allen 43(32) [4s-5 6s-2]

Over-10: 76-2 SLK , CHASE: 17(19) , CORNWALL : 43(31), Jon-Russ: 2-0-18-0

9.3 : Jon-Russ to Cornwall : FOUR : Cornwall was trying to score from 2 overs and now gets his chance and hits it to his favourite area- mid-off.

Over-9: 65-2 SLK , CHASE: 15(17) , CORNWALL : 34(27), Allen: 2-0-9-0

A very good over from Allen, kept the batsman alert and tested him the whole over.

A stumping appeal from Joshua De silva, but NOT-OUT shows the screen.

Over-8: 64-2 SLK , CHASE: 15(16) , CORNWALL : 33(22), Jon-Russ : 1-0-7-0

7.2 : Jon-Russ to Chase : FOUR : Hit it sweetly in the gap between Long-on and cover.

Over-7: 57-2 SLK , CHASE: 10(12) , CORNWALL : 31(20), Fawad : 2-0-16-1

6.6 : Fawad to Chase : FOUR : Took on the bowler and smacked it straight down the ground.

6.2 : Fawad to Chase : FOUR : Tried to improvise, wanted to hit somewhere else and went other way. 50 COMES UP FOR THE TEAM.

POWERPLAY : 46/2 – 6 OVERS

Over-6: 46-2 SLK , CHASE: 1(8) , CORNWALL : 29(18), Shah : 2-1-7-0

A MAIDEN OVER FROM SHAH, A very tight over….

EVIN LEWIS IS GOING OUT OF THE FIELD, EXPERIENCING SOME PAIN..

Over-5: 46-2 SLK , CHASE: 1(2) , CORNWALL : 29(18), Drakes : 1-0-14-1

4.6 : Drakes to Cornwall : FOUR : HATTRICK of Boundaries and he is in full mood to play a long and firry innings.

4.5 : Drakes to Cornwall : FOUR : In the same direction, he is swinging the bat and ball is following it.

4.4 : Drakes to Cornwall : FOUR : Was not in control of that shot but had the power to smack it over the keeper.

All on Roston Chase now, only batsman in form.

4.1 : Drakes to Deyal : WICKET, On his first ball, takes the wicket of previous match’s batting hero .. Mark Deyal c Rutherford b Drakes 1(3)

Left arm bowler, Dominic Drakes comes to his mark.

Over-4: 32-1 SLK , DEYAL: 1(2) , CORNWALL : 17(15), Shah : 1-0-7-0

3.4 : Shah to Cornwall : SIX : Cornwall hits it hard straight to mid wicket.

Bravo trying all his options. Naseem Shah comes to bowl.

Over-3: 25-1 SLK , DEYAL: 0(0) , CORNWALL : 11(11), Fawad : 1-0-5-1

2.5 : Fawad to Fletcher : WICKET, Tries to go big, but has surely got into the web of Fawad Ahmed. A brilliant take from Cottrell as well.. Fletcher c Cottrell b Fletcher 11(7) [6s-1]

2.3 : Fawad to Cornwall : FOUR : Puts it through the gap.

Captain decided to bring another spinner, looking to use the moisture of the pitch

Over-2: 20-0 SLK , FLETCHER: 11(6) , CORNWALL : 6(6), Allen : 1-0-8-0

1.3 : Allen to Cornwall : FOUR : Takes a calculative risk and clears over midd-off.

Over-1: 12-0 SLK , FLETCHER: 10(5) , CORNWALL : 1(1), COTTRELL : 1-0-12-0

We are back in field and with a single, over comes to an end.

MATCH TO START AT 10.50 LOCAL TIME..

STAY TUNED… WE WILL BE BACK WITH LIVE UPDATES

RAIN TO STOP PLAY FOR SOMETIME… MIGHT BE A PASSING SHOWER… LET’S SEE

RAIN INTERRUPTION……

0.4 : Cottrell to Fletcher : SIX : The captain tonks it for a six on mid-on. Length ball and came forward and smacked it.

Sheldon Cottrell to start the proceeding with the ball. Fletcher and Cornwall to start the innings for Kings.

PLAYING XI’S :

Saint Lucia Kings (Playing XI): Andre Fletcher(w/c), Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, David Wiese, Tim David, Keemo Paul, Jeavor Royal, Alzarri Joseph, Wahab Riaz, Kesrick Williams

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Dwayne Bravo(c), Fabian Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Joshua Da Silva(w), Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Naseem Shah, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Fawad Ahmed

NEWS FROM IS SAINT LUCIA HAS CHOSEN TO BAT . KESRICK WILLIAMS IN FOR KADEEM ALLEYNE.

CAPTAINS’ SAY :

Dwayne Bravo: Happy, would have bowled anyway. They play to their strenghts, we play to our strengths. They presented me a shirt with 500 today morning, second player to play 500 T20 games after my friend. One of the reason why I moved here was to put myself in a challenging position, get the team to win trophies. Today we have my experience, Chris, Lewis, Emrit is there.. May the best team win. We are not changing the side, tough luck to the guys missing out.

Andre Fletcher: We are going to bat. That is our strength and we beat them in the two leagues doing the same as well. But it doesn’t matter and we need to do well today. Once we do the basics better than them, then I believe we can easily beat them. We don’t want to take them for granted. Kesrick Williams is playing in place of Kadeem Alleyne.

Saint Lucia Kings have won the toss and have opted to bat.

SQUADS :

Saint Lucia Kings Squad: Andre Fletcher(w/c), Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, David Wiese, Tim David, Keemo Paul, Kadeem Alleyne, Jeavor Royal, Alzarri Joseph, Wahab Riaz, Samit Patel, Faf du Plessis, Usman Qadir, Keron Cottoy, Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams, Javelle Glenn

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Squad: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Dwayne Bravo(c), Fabian Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Joshua Da Silva(w), Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Naseem Shah, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Fawad Ahmed, Devon Thomas, Jonathan Carter, Ravi Bopara, Rayad Emrit, Paul van Meekeren, Asif Ali, Andre McCarthy, Colin Archibald

Welcome to the CPL final, which has been a long time coming. Saint Lucia is in their second consecutive final, but after winning only one game and finishing last in 2020, Saint Kitts has had quite the tale this time. For the year 2021, they made a staff change. When Dwayne Bravo took over the reins, everything changed. With five wins in a row, they were on top of the league. Faf and his companions, on the other hand, came to a halt in the middle of their journey. Not only did Saint Lucia end their winning streak, but they also lost back-to-back games. Bravo’s team then had to hustle in the second half, winning only one of their last five games.

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