CLT20: Trinidad and Tobago beat Titans to stay alive
Trinidad and Tobago kept their chances alive in the Champions League Twenty20 as they won their Group 'B' match against the Titans by six runs (D/L method) at the Sardar Patel Stadium at Motera here yesterday.
Chasing ’s 188-6, the Titans were 153-6 in 17 overs when the skies opened up and rains marred the match, leading to a Duckworth-Lewis decision to decide its fate. Overall, the Titans fell short by six runs.
Both the teams now have eight points, though Titans have played out all four matches while the Caribbean side still have a match to go. T&T have a chance to enter the semifinals while Titans’ chances depend on the match between Chennai Super Kings and T&T.
Put into bat, T&T had a poor start as opener Lendl Simmons was bowled by Marchant de Lange for a duck. But man of the match Evin Lewis (70) and Darren Bravo (63) put the team’s innings back on track by striking a 109-run second wicket partnership.
Lewis thrashed the Titans bowlers, hitting seven boundaries and five sixes in his 35-ball knock while Bravo hit five fours and four sixes.
Brief scores: Trinidad and Tobago 188-6 in 20 overs (Evin Lewis 70, Darren Bravo 63) beat Titans 153-6 in 17 overs (Henry Davids 42) by six runs (D/L method)