TAROUBA, Trinidad (AP) — Kieron Pollard and Colin Munro combined to score 71 runs off the last five overs to set up Trinbago’s seventh straight win in the Caribbean Premier League.
The first-place Knight Riders scored 184 for four Tuesday then held the Jamaica Tallawahs to 165-6 to win by 19 runs as the tournament returned to the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba after playing 10 matches at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.
Munro top-scored for Trinbago with 65 before the home team's spinners took over to restrict the Tallawahs, with Pakistan-born Australian Fawad Ahmed taking 2-12 and Trinidadian left-armer Akeal Hosein returning 1-18.
Trinbago scored quickly with Munro and Pollard combining at the end of the innings after Sunil Narine’s 11-ball 29.
The margin of defeat would have been much greater if not for a late 65-run partnership between Andre Russell and Carlos Brathwaite.
Trinbago’s unbeaten run has given it a four-point lead over the St. Lucia Zouks and six-point buffer over the third-place Guyana Amazon Warriors. The Warriors (93-2) beat the Barbados Tridents (92 all out) by eight wickets in the second match Tuesday.
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