CPL 2021 2nd Semifinal: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots secured a spot in the CPL 2021 final against St Lucia Kings with a seven wicket win over the Guyana Amazon Warriors
The Nevis Patriots won the toss & elected to field first. Guyana Amazon had a bright start from the Warriors openers however wickets fell in the middle overs making scoring difficult for them. Shimron Hetmyer’s blistering knock helped the Patriots score a decent total of 178/9.
In the chase of 178 runs, Patriots opened their innings with Chris Gayle who laid a foundation for their successful chase. It was Evin Lewis who took Patriots over the line & made their way to the final of the CPL 2021
The Guyana Amazon Warriors tried to build up their innings with Chandrapaul Hemraj & Shoaib Malik on the crease. However after losing three wickets in succession overs including the crucial wicket of Nicholas Pooran, the Warriors succumbed at 131 in their chase of 178.
Spinners Jon Russ & Fawad Alam stand out for the Patriots during this period. It was then left to Shimron Hetmyer to steady the innings & he did so by scoring 45 runs from 20 balls, including 25 runs from the last over of their innings.
St Kitts & patriots reached their highest power-play score of the CPL 2021 with Gayle & Lewis stitching 68-0 after the first six overs. Chris Gayle as usual was in his destructive form by scoring 42 off 27 balls but soon fell to Kevin Sinclair’s delivery. Then came Lewis who lead the chase for Patriots after Gayle’s dismissal. DJ Bravo along with Lewis smashed 77* off 39 balls to guide St Kitts & Nevis Patriots to an iconic win with thirteen balls to spare in the CPL 2021 2nd Semifinal
With this historic win, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots will come into a face-off with Saint Lucia Kings in the CPL 2021 final today at 7. 30pm IST at Warner park stadium.
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