T&T teach CCC a Twenty20 lesson
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago brushed aside a ragged Combined Campuses and Colleges by seven wickets to register their first win and get their Caribbean Twenty20 campaign up and running on Tuesday night.
Medium pacer Kevon Cooper (3-17) and off-spinner Sunil Narine (2-14) paralysed the CCC innings to restrict them to an inadequate 94 for eight from their 20 overs.
T&T then overcame a few minor hiccups to reach their target with 16 balls to spare, with experienced West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo top-scoring with an unbeaten 36.
Following Sunday night’s washout against Jamaica, T&T now have five points and lie second behind leaders Barbados on eight points.
CCC, meanwhile, remained winless after two matches and lie bottom of the standings without a point.
The result at Queen’s Park Oval was never really in doubt but there was some nervousness in the Trinidadian camp when the first three wickets tumbled for 52 runs in the tenth over.
But Bravo steadied the innings in an unbroken 46-run stand with captain Denesh Ramdin who finished on 18.
+C Walton b Narine 19
R Reifer c DJ Bravo b Ottley 15
*K Corbin c Cooper b Badree 1
F Reifer c Badree b Cooper 14
R Wiggins b Cooper 11
J Holder c Badree b Cooper 7
A Dewar c wkp Ramdin b Narine 2
D Davis c wkp Ramdin b DJ Bravo 5
K McClean not out 8
K Williams not out 5
Extras (b1, lb3, w2, nb1) 7
TOTAL (8 wkts, 20 overs) 94
Did not bat: R Austin.
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (R Reifer, 5.1 overs), 2-33 (Corbin, 6.1), 3-40 (Walton, 8), 4-57 (Wiggins, 12.5), 5-70 (F Reifer, 15.5), 6-70 (Holder, 16), 7-78 (Dewar, 18), 8-78 (Davis, 18.3)
Bowling: Badree 4-0-18-1, Gabriel 3-0-20-0 (w1), Narine 4-0-14-2 (nb1), Ottley 2-0-13-1, DJ Bravo 4-0-8-1, Cooper 3-0-17-3 (w1)
L Simmons c wkp Walton b Holder 12
W Perkins c Corbin b Austin 19
D Bravo c F Reifer b McClean 4
DJ Bravo not out 36
*+D Ramdin not out 18
Extras (lb1, w3, nb5) 9
TOTAL (3 wkts; 17.2 overs) 98
Did not bat: K Pollard, K Ottley, S Narine, K Cooper, S Badree, S Gabriel.
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Simmons, 1.4 overs), 2-31 (DM Bravo, 4.1), 3-52 (Perkins, 9.1)
Bowling: McClean 2-0-9-1, Holder 3.2-0-19-1 (w1, nb3), Davis 1-0-4-0, R Reifer 2-0-19-0, Dewar 4-0-15-0 (nb1), Austin 4-0-20-1, Williams 1-0-11-0 (w2, nb1)
Result: T&T won by seven wickets.
Points: T&T 4, CCC 0.
Man-of-the-Match: Dwayne Bravo.
Umpires: Nigel Duguid, Leslie Reifer; TV – Peter Nero.