Holder shines as Tridents smash Red Steel

Dodridge Miller

(CPL T20) The Barbados Tridents made it three wins out of three in the 2015 Hero Caribbean Premier League as they blew the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel away with another stunning display at the Kensington Oval.

Jason Holder dominated for Barbados Tridents as they restricted Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel to 95/9 in their 20 overs. — at Kensington Oval Cricket Ground, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Jason Holder dominated for Barbados Tridents as they restricted Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel to 95/9 in their 20 overs. — at Kensington Oval Cricket Ground, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Jason Holder was destroyer-in-chief for the defending champions, the West Indies ODI captain producing a devastating spell of fast bowling after the Red Steel had won the toss and elected to bat.

They were a shambles at 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 3-4 and 20-5, Holder taking 3-11 from four hostile overs, including the wickets of the dangerous Kamran Akmal and Darren Bravo.

Dwayne Bravo (30) and Jason Mohammed (20) tried to steady the ship for the shell-shocked visitors, putting on 46 for the sixth wicket, before Bravo slapped a Jeevan Mendis long-hop straight to Navin Stewart at cover, much to the Red Steel skipper’s disgust.

They managed to see out their overs but only just, finishing on 95-9 – and the Tridents wasted no time setting about their task as Dwayne Smith and Dilshan Munaweera looked like men in a hurry.

Munaweera smashed 39 off 28 and Smith 33 off 29, before they were dismissed in successive balls by Sulieman Benn, both holing out in the deep either side of a drinks break.

It didn’t make any difference as the Tridents cruised towards their target regardless, Shoaib Malik and Jonathan Carter seeing them home with a massive 40 balls to spare.

 

Kieron Pollard’s side play their final home game against the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on Saturday, while the Red Steel aren’t in action again until Sunday 4 July when they meet the Guyana Amazon Warriors in St Kitts.

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