Bravo! Trinidad

-home team rebounds to score crushing win over Leewards

SHAWPARK, Tobago, CMC– Captain Dwayne Bravo and former captain Denish Ramdeen choreographed a middle innings revival to complement destructive bowling from Ravi Rampaul and Sunil Narine as Trinidad and Tobago rebounded with a vengeance to crush Leeward Islands by five wickets in the NAGICO Super50 match at Shaw Park here yesterday.

Bravo and Ramdeen staged a 65 run fourth wicket stand to swing the homeside back on course after slumping to 75 for four, chasing a winning target of 141 set by the Leewards.

Narine grabbed four wickets for 17 runs and Rampaul four for 20 to bowl out the Leewards for 140 after they had won the toss and elected to bat.

Trinidad, desperate for their first victory since losing by 28 runs to Barbados in their opening game, suffered an early setback, losing opener Adrian Barath in the first over.

Lendl Simmons attempted to steady the slide scoring 25 while three wickets fell before 100 runs came up as Leewards tried to pile on the pressure.

The Bravo brothers Darren and Dwayne celebrate in style. (WICB Media photo)
The Bravo brothers Darren and Dwayne celebrate in style. (WICB Media photo)

But the Trinidadians recovered when Bravo hit three sixes and four fours in a top score of 42 from 37 balls, Ramdeen was unbeaten on 22 while Dwayne’s brother Darren contributed the same score.

Gavin Tonge topped the Leewards bowling with three for 38 as his side crumbled to their second straight loss.

Earlier, Rampaul removed the openers and Narine, who was named man-of-the-match, carved through the middle order severely restricting the Leewards run flow.

The visitors were in trouble at 46 for four before a 67 run partnership for the 5th wicketbetween Devon Thomas and Jahmar Hamilton added some respectability to the total.

Thomas   scored two sixes in a top score of 42 while Hamilton chipped in with 39.


Sunil Narine receives his Man-of –the-match trophy. (WICB media photo)
Sunil Narine receives his Man-of –the-match trophy. (WICB media photo)

Leeward Islands innings

K Powell*  c Emrit b Rampaul             8

M Hodge   c Simmons b Rampaul       15

M Richards lbw b Narine                    10

S Joseph c Simmons b Emrit                 4

D Thomas  c Simmons b Ottley           42

J Hamilton†  lbw b Narine                  39

R Cornwall lbw b Narine                    14

J Athanaze  c DJ Bravo b Narine           0

G Tonge c DM Bravo b Rampaul          4

A Martin b Rampaul                             0

Q Boatswain not out                             0

Extras (w 4)                                            4

Total                                                  140

Fall of wickets 1-20 (Powell), 2-30 (Hodge), 3-35 (Joseph), 4-46 (Richards), 5-113 (Thomas) 6-130 (Cornwall), 7-130 (Athanaze), 8-139 (Tonge,), 9-140 (Martin), 10-140 (Hamilton)

Bowling:Bravo 4-0-19-0,Rampaul 9-3-20-4, Emrit 7-0-19-1,Narine 9.2-3-17-4, Khan 5-0-24-0, Simmons 3-0-11-0,Ottley 6-0-30-1.


Trinidad & Tobago innings

A Barath           c Thomas b Tonge         0

E Lewis lbw b Tonge                                   11

L Simmons c Richards b Athanaze       25

D Bravo c Cornwall b Athanaze          22

DJ Bravo* c Thomas b Tonge             42

D Ramdin† not out                                   22

K Ottley not out                                         5

Extras   (lb 2, w 16)                                  18

Total 5 wickets                                     145      

Did not bat RR Emrit, R Rampaul, I Khan, SP Narine

Fall of wickets 1-0 (Barath), 2-25 (Lewis, 4.3), 3-66 (Simmons), 4-75 (DM Bravo), 5-140 (DJ Bravo)


Bowling:Tonge 8-2-38-3, Boatswain 6.1-1-35-0, Martin 5-0-23-0, Althanaze 6-1-30-2,Cornwall 2-0-17-0.

Toss Leeward Islands, who chose to bat

Points Trinidad & Tobago 5, Leeward Islands 0

Player of the match SP Narine (Trinidad & Tobago)

Umpires L Abraham and LS Reifer

Match referee HPL Bruce

Reserve umpire N Duguid







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