A masterclass of a bowling performance saw Trinbago Knight Riders rout Jamaica Tawallahs for 92, inflicting a 75-run defeat in the process. American fast bowler Ali Khan ran the show, removing the first three while conceding just two runs in his first two overs and finishing with figures of 4 for 6, before the spinners suffocated Tallawahs and effectively put an end to the chase before it could truly begin.
Put into bat, Trinbago Knight Riders posted a competitive total of 167/4 on the board, courtesy to Lendl Simmons (42 off 39), Kieron Pollard (39* off 18), and Tim Seifert (24* off 8).
Chasing 168, Tallawahs were reduced to 21/4 in the powerplay and the run-chase never took off. They folded up at 92 runs in 18.2 overs, falling short of 75 runs off the target.
-This is my first game of this CPL, I wanted to come and make my mark, very happy. Lot of confidence from the coaching staff, captain, and my teammates, without them it wouldn-t have been possible. In my absence, he (Rampaul) he-s been the leading wicket-taker. I love playing here in CPL, I love coming to the Caribbean. It-s one of the best leagues around the world. I love coming here and bowling. We had a shaky start but we are taking one game at a time, for me, it-s one ball at a time. I have been getting a lot of messages from my fans that why I am not playing. To the TKR fans, this is all for you guys, love you,- said Ali Khan - the player of the match as quoted by Cricbuzz.
Trinbago Knight Riders have now climbed up to the second spot in the points with four wins and three defeats in seven encounters whereas Jamaica Tallawahs are languishing at the bottom second spot with just two wins in six games played so far.