Barath carries T&T to Festival title

KING CITY, Canada, CMC – Adrian Barath hit 69, following up steady bowling from Samuel Badree and Imran Khan to lead Trinidad & Tobago to a seven-wicket victory over hosts Canada on Saturday.

Barath struck seven fours and three sixes from 37 balls, as T&T successfully chasd 112 for victory in the final match of the Twenty20 Summer Festival at the New King Ground.

Jason Mohammed offered Barath solid support, taking T&T to victory with 24 deliveries remaining.

Adrian Barath

Badree finished with three wickets for seven runs from his four overs, and Khan grabbed two for 21 off his four overs, as the Canadians, choosing to bat, reached 111 for nine from their allocation of 20 overs.

T&T, Canada, and Afghanistan all ended the tournament with four points, but the Caribbean side took the title with a superior net run rate.

The Caribbean T20 champions are using the tournament to warm up for the Champions League Twenty20 next month in India.

“After losing our opening game to Afghanistan, the boys really pulled up their socks, and came good against the United States and Canada,” said T&T Manager Omar Khan.

“[This] was a big game with all to play for, and the boys showed they wanted to win, and came out really focussed.”

Canada were wobbling from early, as leg-spinners Badree and Khan weaved their web around the home team’s batsmen.

Jimmy Hansra, the Canadian captain, led the way for the hosts with 26, ensuring they batted their full allocation of overs.

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