CPL: Knight Riders won by Sunil Naren's stormy innings, King's catch praised
New Delhi: The Caribbean Premier League finally debuts. It was not a good start when the team of Guyana Amazon Warriors came first to play in the rain-affected match. Brandon King 0 then Hemraj kept walking by scoring just 3 runs. But after this Hetmyer and Ross Taylor strengthened their team. Hetmyer scored 63 off 44 balls, while Ross Taylor contributed 33 and Nicholls Puran contributed 18 runs. Guyana scored 144 runs in 17 overs, but could not defend this goal.
Trinbago Knight Riders had a great start. Sunil Naren came on the field with Lindal Simmons. Naren started making big shots in his familiar style. He scored 50 runs in just 28 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes. After this, Colin Munro also contributed 17 runs in 7 balls. Darren Bravo scored 30 runs in 27 balls with the help of two sixes. Finally, Dwayne Bravo gave his team the victory in the last over. Naren took two wickets in addition to a half-century so he was given the Man of the Match award.
Sunil Naren, however, preferred to take wickets on the crucial occasion of the opposing team instead of his innings. On becoming the man of the match, he said - Ross Taylor and Shimron Hetmeyer, the way they were going, getting their wickets was important. Out of my best I turned out Ross Taylor. On his innings, Naren said - My job was to try to stay on the pitch as much as possible. I saw the ball and hit it. Sometimes it matters a lot.
Brandon King's catch also came in the discussion
During the match, Brendan King discussed the great catch of Dewayne Bravo. A quick shot from Brandon was caught by King with a single hand. Watch the video-