Trinbago Knight Riders 165 for 6 (McCullum 43, Cottrell 2-24) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 145 for 8 (Thomas 35, Fawad 3-13) by 20 runs
Fawad Ahmed, this season’s leading wicket-taker, shone brightest as his brilliant spell devastated the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots chase to put defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders back in the CPL final with a 20-run win at the Brian Lara Stadium on Friday. The regular season table-toppers will be going for their third title in four years on Sunday when they take on Guyana Amazon Warriors, who beat them on Tuesday in the first qualification playoff, in Guyana.
Fawad once again excelled in spite of dewy conditions to extend his season lead to 21 wickets in 12 matches with three more scalps on Friday night. His double-strike in the 16th over to claim Anton Devcich and Ben Cutting, Patriots’ batting heroes from two nights earlier against Jamaica Tallawahs in Guyana, effectively sealed the match for the Knight Riders as they seek to become the first CPL side to win back-to-back titles.
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