CPL 2021 1st Semi-Final: Saint Lucia kings proved their worth by registering a mammoth total & defeating the defending Champions Trinbago Knight Riders to make their way to the final of CPL 2021.
Saint Lucia Kings won the toss & opted to bat first. Mark Deyal took the Kings to a flying start & they maintained a high intensity throughout the innings, as Tim David & David Wiese together resulted in carnage in the latter overs of their innings & thereby helped the Saint Lucia kings to register a massive 205/4 total in 20 overs.
On the other hand, Trinbago Knight Riders got off to a good start in chase however succumbed amidst the lethal bowling attack of Saint Lucia Kings. David Wiese registered his second five wicket haul of the CPL 2021 to wrap up knight Riders innings on 184 runs.
Saint Lucia Kings had got off to a poor start as Rahkeem Cornwall was caught in the first over. But Deyal come in for Kings rescue by hitting eleven boundaries & registered his highest T20 Score of 78 runs off 44 balls.
David & Wiese together registered a blooming partnership of 75 runs off 34 balls. Trinbago Knight Riders Sunil Narine was stupendous with the ball for Knight Riders as he went on to concede just twelve runs from his four overs. Trinbago Knight Riders had got off to a good start to their chase of 204 runs by scoring 66 runs in the power-play with loss of on wicket. Narine & Munro controlled their innings by maintaining the required run rate. However Wiese starred with the ball for Kings & removed both the set batsmen to put Riders under pressure.
The stunning cameos form Darren Bravo & Kieron Pollard also couldn’t take the Riders over the line as the disciplined bowling attack from Alzarri Joseph & Wahab Riaz kept the champions in the bay. Wiese then controlled the momentum of the game by registering his five wicket haul. Saint Lucia Kings reached the CPL 2021 final for the second successive time. Saint Lucia Kings have an opportunity to move one step ahead by clinching the final of CPL 2021 & become new champions of Caribbean Premier League.
CPL 2021 1st Semi-final, Brief Scores:
Saint Lucia Kings 205/4 (Deyal 78, David 38, Narine 1/12) Trinbago Knight Riders 184 all out (Narine 30, Ramdin 29, Wiese 5/39)
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