Amazon Warriors defeated by Knight Riders

(ESPN) Trinbago Knight Riders rode on Colin Munro‘s charmed innings to march into the final of CPL 2017, beating Guyana Amazon Warriors by six wickets on Thursday night at the Brian Lara Stadium. Munro survived two early chances to anchor the Knight Riders chase, ending unbeaten on 57, as they clinched a chase of 160 with 12 balls to spare. It sets up a rematch of the first Qualifier, which was won by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at the same ground on Tuesday.

Sedate start

The first ten overs were evenly balanced between the two sides. Amazon Warriors ended the first quarter of the match just two wickets down. Seven different bowlers bowled the first eight overs and though Chadwick Walton and Luke Ronchi both got starts, neither went on to make a big score, as Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo struck to negate any momentum the Amazon Warriors were on the cusp of building.

Prime first-innings finish

Knight Riders continued to keep the Amazon Warriors batting lineup in check despite wickets in hand. With the score at 124 for 4 after 18 overs, Roshan Primus finally unleashed himself in the 19th on Dan Christian, hitting three fours and a six in a 21-run over. Gajanand Singh followed suit with 12 runs off the first three balls of the 20th over before Ronsford Beaton fought back with two wickets in two balls.

 

Scores: Amazon Warriors 159/6 off 20 overs. Knight Riders 160/4 off 18 overs.

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