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St Lucia Zouks 111/4 (14.4 ov)
St Lucia Zouks won by 6 wickets
Player of the match: Mohammad Nabi
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Patriots captain Rayad Emrit feels that the toss was really important. The pitch was really damp at the start and it was hard work for the batsmen. It got better as the innings went on, but by the 10th over, half of the batsmen were back in the pavilion. He feels that it was harsh on the players to get such a pitch in a crucial match which was a sort of must-win for them. 
St Lucia Zouks has 4 wins from their six matches now and they are second in the table now just below the Knight Riders. The Patriots are languishing at the bottom of the table with just one win from five games. 
Mohammad Nabi is rightly adjudged the man-of-the-match for his spell of 5 for 15.
Rahkeem Cornwall provided a brisk start to the innings scoring 26 runs off just 11 balls including 3 huge sixes. The Zouks then lost a couple of quick wickets, but Roston Chase anchored the innings well. He scored run-a-ball 27 and remained not out at the end. Initially, Andre Fletcher (16 off 17 balls) and Najibullah Zadran (33 off 24 balls) played good cameos around him. It was all too comfortable in the end for the Zouks with none of the Patriot bowlers posing a threat with the ball other than Imran Khan.

Sohail Tanvir was taken apart by Cornwall in the first over of the innings. The spinners came on right after that and made it tight for the batsmen. Imran Khan was the pick of the bowlers taking 3 wickets in his spell. After the 8 overs of Jaggesar and Imran Khan ended, it was a walk in the park for the Zouks batsmen.
And that's a comfortable victory for the St Lucia Zouks by 6 wickets with 5.2 overs to spare.
14.4 Ben Dunk to Roston Chase, full-toss ball and Chase has smacked this to the cow corner boundary. That's the end of the innings!.
14.3 Ben Dunk to Javelle Glenn, full-length ball outside off and Glenn carves this to deep point for a single.
14.2 Ben Dunk to Javelle Glenn, full-length ball outside off, goes for a wild swing and misses.
14.1 Ben Dunk to Javelle Glenn, SIX! Glenn welcomes Dunk by smashing this full-length ball straight down the ground for a maximum. Right in the slot, he gets under it and lofts it over long-off.
That's the 100 up for the Zouks. 11 more runs required to seal off a comfortable victory.
SLZ 100/4 from 14 overs
13.6 Rayad Emrit to Roston Chase, this one swings into the batsman from outside off, Chase gets an inside edge trying to drive that! Slower ball from Emrit and it deceived him completely.
13.5 Rayad Emrit to Javelle Glenn, touch fuller this time and Glenn again goes for a wild slash but this time he connects. They take a single.
13.4 Rayad Emrit to Javelle Glenn, length ball on the stumps and Glenn pushes this one to the legside.
13.3 Rayad Emrit to Javelle Glenn, Glenn goes for a wild swing at this full-length outside off but fails to connect. Not sure if that sort of a shot is warranted at this time.
13.2 Rayad Emrit to Javelle Glenn, full-length ball outside off and Glenn defends this one to the offside.
13.1 Rayad Emrit to Javelle Glenn, length ball outside off and lot of pace on that one. The ball flies past the edge of the batsman.
Najibullah was dismissed after scoring a six and a couple of doubles in that over from Ben Dunk. He has taken the Zouks to a comfortable position. They need just 12 more runs to win now.
SLZ 99/4 after 13 overs
12.6 Ben Dunk to Najibullah Zadran, full-length ball outside off, Zadran swings hard at it but holes it straight to the fielder at long-on. He did not have any sort of timing on it, went straight up in the air, and Joseph was under it.
12.5 Ben Dunk to Najibullah Zadran, shorter outside off and Zadran pushes this to deep mid-wicket. Well covered by the fielder on the boundary but he cannot prevent them from scoring a couple of runs.
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