2017 HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE (2017 CPL ) – 1 MATCH
WINNER Knight Riders
CPL 2017 first match wining by by the Trinbago Knight Riders set up a persuading nine wicket triumph over St Lucia Stars in the opening match of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.
In the wake of winning the hurl and choosing to handle first the Knight Riders confined the Stars to 132 for 9 preceding pursuing the keeps running in 10.4 overs for the loss of the only one wicket.
The St Lucia innings was given a decent begin by Andre Fletcher who cut Khary Pierre for three sequential fours in the second finished, however the opening organization was softened up that same over when Fletcher’s accomplice Johnson Charles was found at in reverse guide looking toward hit a fourth limit off the left arm spinner.
Neither Kamran Akmal—run out for 5 by an immediate hit from Sunil Narine, or Marlon Samuels—got on the off side limit for 13, could infuse the St Lucia Stars innings with catalyst. After seven overs they were 56 for 3.
Things just deteriorated for St Lucia from that point as the Knight Riders pressed them in the center overs with the turn of Sunil Narine and Shadab Khan and the varieties of Dwayne Bravo.
On Hero CPL make a big appearance the 18-year old Pakistani leg-spinner Shadab took 2 for 15 out of a guaranteed execution. Shadab rejected Fletcher—who got impeded—for 27, and Jesse Ryder—who attempted to go ahead—for 18. At the point when Dwayne Bravo knocked down some pins Rakheem Cornwall with a mystical slower ball, the Stars any expectations of making a focused aggregate ran with him.
Albeit some capable late hitting from Kyle Mayers and Jerome Taylor lifted the Stars to 132 for 9, just a single score lower than that had ever been guarded in the Hero CPL.
The Stars were given expectation that they could pull off a doubtful win when Sunil Narine was knocked down some pins for a brilliant duck by Taylor with the 6th bundle of the innings however Brendon McCullum and Colin Munro soaked the flares of a red hot opening spell.
After a tight first three overs the Knight Riders broke free in the fourth over, bowled by debutant Obed McCoy and hardly looked back. Munro in particular quickly sussed the pace of the pitch and propelled the Knight Riders to 57 for 1 at the end of the Powerplay. Once the field had dropped back McCullum matched Munro blow-for-blow. Munro reached his fifty off 25 balls and McCullum reached his off 24, hitting boundaries on both sides of the ground. Munro sealed the victory with his third six. TKR’s innings run rate of 12.84 runs per over is a record in the Hero CPL.