92/10 (18.2)
Trinbago Knight Riders won by 75 runs.
Player of the match: Ali Khan
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Kieron Pollard, the winning captain: In the end, everything looks excellent. It was, nevertheless, difficult out there. We lost two set batters, and two fresh hitters were on the mound. Tom sparked our interest. When it came to batting, it wasn't simple. We understood that both Carlos and Andre could have snatched it away from us. So I had Narine bowl three four-over spells in a row for us. At first, Ali was wonderful. He has always gone above and beyond for us.  We'll keep working hard to achieve those two points. We didn't have a terrific first half of the competition.
Rovman Powell, the losing captain: We just did not stick to our strategy. We should've bowled more consistently. It might have been different if we had executed in the final 3-4 overs. There's a problem with our top-order. Hopefully, the batsmen will get it right this time.
Ali Khan, the Player of the Match: This is my first game in the CPL, and I'm extremely excited to be here and make my mark. The coaching staff and my teammates had a lot of faith in me; without them, it would not have been possible. In my absence, he (Rampaul) he's been the leading wicket-taker. I enjoy playing in the CPL and visiting the Caribbean. It is regarded as one of the greatest leagues in the world. I enjoy coming here to bowl. This one is for all the Knight Riders fans.
What a win, what a win for Trinibago Knight Riders! The reigning champions have won this tie comprehensively by 75 runs and climbed up to 2nd place in the league table! They have outplayed Jamaica Tallawahs in all three departments of the game. Despite losing the toss and being on the backfoot of a majority of their batting, they managed to cover it up in the last three overs and put on an above par total. Since then, they were never out of the game and kept pushing Jamaica behind every over.

Defending 167 on this wicket would always be an easy task but having Andre Russel and Carlos Brathwaite in the opposition lineup, the Knight Riders needed early wickets. They succeeded in doing so, not only did they take early wickets, they broke Jamaica's back after restricting them for 13-4 at the end of five overs. Ali Khan came on with a magical spell of 2-0-2-3 in the powerplay. He took another wicket in the ending. 

The chase was over before it could begin. Skipper, Rovmann Powell and Jason Mohammed formed a small partnership but that was broken by Khary Pierre. Brathwaite and Russel came on at 7 and 8 but it was too late to make an impact as they went back packing for low scores. 

The spinners did a fine job in the middle after Ali Khan caused the major damage at the beginning. Narine, Hossain and Pierre combined for four wickets and conceded runs at a very economical rate.
18.2 Ravi Rampaul to Migael Pretorius, TKR ANNIHILATE TALLAWAHS! Slower length ball bowled on the sixth stump line. Migael shuffles toward the ball, tries to get underneath it but can only scuff the shot straight up in the air and down the throat of long off. Darren Bravo swiftly moves across the turf, takes the catch and completes the formalities 
18.2 Ravi Rampaul to Migael Pretorius, length ball going past the tramlines. Umpire does some stretching again, signalling it as the second WIDE of the over. Rampaul will have to reload that
18.1 Ravi Rampaul to Migael Pretorius, yorkers galore from the TKR bowlers! A fuller length ball bowled on the fifth stump line. Migael throws the bat at this one in an attempt to run it down to third man. However, he is beaten by the quickness of the ball 
18.1 Ravi Rampaul to Migael Pretorius, fuller length ball sliding past the guidelines as Migael tries to reach for it. WIDE signalled by the umpire 
89 /9 score
cricket bat icon Migael Pretorius *
3 (9)
cricket bat icon Chris Green
9 (11)
cricket ball icon Ali Khan
4 /5
17.6 Ali Khan to Migael Pretorius, AN EXHIBITION THIS! A wide yorker darted near the tramlines. Migael moves across, jams his bat down and saunters across for a single before the extra cover can cut the ball

Veerasammy Permaul, right-handed bat, comes to the crease
17.5 Ali Khan to Chris Green, CAUGHT! FOUR-FER FOR KHAN! Yorker length ball bowled on the stumps. Green camped deep inside the crease attempts to take the aerial route but can only find the fielder placed at mid off
17.4 Ali Khan to Migael Pretorius, a sizzling yorker aiming for the batsman's toes on the legstump. Migael is fortunate enough that he moves his boots out of the way as the ball sneaks in and evades the keeper, en route to fine leg for a single off bye 
17.3 Ali Khan to Chris Green, a yorker length delivery right in the blockhole. Green on the backfoot squirts the ball away to deep midwicket and hares across for a single 
17.2 Ali Khan to Migael Pretorius, yorker length delivery following the batsman who was shuffling away from the stumps. Migael, who is nearly falling somehow manages to fend the ball away to deep 45 for a single 
17.1 Ali Khan to Chris Green, low fulltoss on middlestump. Green on the backfoot scuffs the loft down the ground to long on for a solitary run
Ali Khan [2.0-0-2-3] is back into the attack.

The net run rate is the only thing that is left to be played for. In competitive T20 leagues, one never knows how vital can the run rate turn out to be.
85 /8 score
cricket bat icon Migael Pretorius
2 (6)
cricket bat icon Chris Green *
7 (8)
cricket ball icon Ravi Rampaul
1 /30
16.6 Ravi Rampaul to Chris Green, overpitched delivery angling wide off the crease. Green leaning forward toe ends the ball down to wide long off for a single to retain the strike 
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