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Brief Scores: Trinbago Knight Riders 111 for 1 (Simmons 54*, Webster 44* Mujeeb 1-18) beat Jamaica Tallahwahs (Bonner 41, Powell 33, Hosein 3-14, Pierre 2-29, Narine 1-13) at 107/ 7 by 9 wickets. 

TKR Won, chose to field
Man of The Match:
 Akeal Hosein


The crucial semi-finals against the Tallawahs began on a sunny day that was about to become an absolute scorcher! The much-awaited Playing 11 was revealed by Pollard after we won the toss yet again and chose to bowl to Jamaica first.

He was soon joined by childhood friend and fellow Knight, Khary Pierre, who bagged Phillips’ wicket on his second ball with Ali Khan taking the catch at point. With the opening pair gone, Jamaica’s defences weakened and with only 2 runs on the board, the rest of the Knights swam in for the kill. Hosein ended up bagging another wicket in the 3rd over, that of Mujeeb, thereby becoming the highest wicket taker of the match conceding only 14 runs while bowling 17 dots across 4 overs.

In a short while, Fawad and Sunil Narine would step in two put two more wickets in the bag, with the untimely dismissal of Russel being ruled in Narine’s favour by the umpire. This was of course much to the dismay of the Tallawahs who had their last hopes hanging on him. The Tallawahs ended up at 107-7 at the close of the innings.

Lendl Simmons and Narine walked out onto the pitch with the intention of ending the match all on their own, however Mujeeb got Narine’s wicket in the second over. Out came the young Tion Webster, who with 6 boundaries and a maximum brought up his 44* (off 43). His partnership with senior Knight Lendl Simmons (55* off 44) was just what was expected of a junior Knight who’s being groomed to be an opener.

The pair eventually brought home the victory with a flourishing boundary from Webster that almost took Simmons’ head off, but cemented our spot in the finals.