CLT20: Trinidad and Tobago beat Titans to stay alive

Oct 01, 2013, 00:37 IST | IANS

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.

Rayad Emrit
Trinidad and Tobago's Rayad Emrit celebrates a Titans wicket yesterday

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)

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