Trinbago Knight Riders defeated St Lucia Zouks team by whopping 8 wickets & won the 13th edition of the Caribbean Premier League. This was a memorable season for Trinbago Knight Riders who didn’t lose even a single match in the entire tournament.
Pollard picked up 4 wickets to restrict St Lucia Zouks to a not so challenging score of 154 runs. Andre Fletcher was the top scorer for the Zouks who scored 39 runs with Fawad Ahmed grabbing 4 wickets for TKR. The mind blowing partnership by Lendl Simmons & Darren Bravo of 138 runs took Knight Riders to an eight wicket win in the finals. Simmons top scored with scoring 84 runs & Bravo hitting 58 runs.
TKR became the first team in the history of CPL to win all the matches in the CPL. The final victory was achieved in the absence of one of their best player Sunil Narine who has been dropped from the selected XI players squad. From 41 runs required off 24 balls the score came down to one run off one ball. Scott Kuggeleijn, Zouks’ most effective fast bowler lost his length against a rampaging Simmons, who hit a six and a four to effectively finish the contest as 16 came from the over.
TKR skipper was very happy with the victory & utilized his resources brilliantly while showing the way with figures of 4 for 30 which restricted Zouks to 154 after racing away to 77 for one at one stage. The last six wickets fell in six overs for 39 runs as St Lucia Zouks weren’t able to cross 175-run mark. The historic victory of TKR will be written in golden words in the history of Caribbean Premier League.