Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings, 1st Semi final (1st v 4th)
Saint Lucia Kings won by 21 runs
Back to back finals it will be for Saint Lucia. Will it happen for them this time? One thing's for sure, we're going to have a new champion. Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will now battle it out to see who the other finalist will be, and that match is coming right up. Join us there.
Fletcher: Great feeling. Last year we got to the final but couldn't get over the line. This year we wanted to get back there, prove it wasn't a fluke. Mark played very well. That set them back. I was encouraging him, saying to trust his ability. We knew it wasn't over. Most important thing was to take the rate as high as possible before Pollard comes in. I'm humble knowing the coaching staff believe in me, and that I have the support of the players.
Pollard: Good pitch. They came out positive right from the toss. Have to give them credit. They were the better team. Proud of the boys and the way they fought. Throughout the tournament the guys have been fantastic. Well played to the opposition. A lot of people around the world would've loved to see the back of us, and there you have it. Ravi Rampaul coming back to the CPL and bowling well, Akeal Hosein bowled well for us. These things happen and we have to accept it. Will sit back and watch the final tomorrow, and may the best team win.
David Wiese | Player of the Match - We got tied down in the middle, with the spinners holding their way. So, we (himself and Tim David) had to go hard in the last few overs, thankfully, the bowlers lost their line a bit and we cashed in. Unbelievable (on his 5-wicket haul), sometimes it does work out. Everyone bowled well and I got the wickets today, that's how the game goes. We tried to keep it out of his hitting zone (on Pollard), sometimes such things work out. We're enjoying it at the moment and making it to the final is a great achievement
14:12 Local Time, 18:12 GMT, 23:42 IST: Saint Lucia Kings have taken out TKR - the team that denied them the trophy last time - to book their place in the final. They've done it without Faf du Plessis. What an effort this has been. It was Deyal with the bat, scoring a blistering 78 to help them to a formidable score. Still, even a total of 205 wasn't safe against the batting depth of TKR, on what was a pretty good pitch. The nerves must've been jangling when Pollard unleashed a couple of monster hits. But as he had done a couple of days ago, David Wiese stepped up with another five-for to seal the deal. Wahab Riaz came back splendidly as well after a poor first couple of overs. And so we have our first finalist.
19.3 Keemo Paul to Ali Khan, out Caught by Mark Deyal!! And that is it. The defending champions have been knocked out. Slower ball, Ali Khan has a massive swipe, skies it up in front of long-on and Dayal runs in for a safe catch. Ali Khan c Mark Deyal b Keemo Paul 4(4) [4s-1]
Keemo Paul to Ali Khan, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
19.2 Keemo Paul to Ali Khan, no run, full toss down leg, might've brushed something on the way to the keeper
Ravi Rampaul, left handed bat, comes to the crease
19.1 Keemo Paul to K Pierre, out Caught by Kadeem Alleyne!! Taken right on the edge of the long-on boundary. A slower ball outside off, Pierre miscues it in the air. Alleyne stations himself on the boundary, and then hops up to take it over his head. Calmly done. K Pierre c Kadeem Alleyne b Keemo Paul 0(1)
Keemo Paul to K Pierre, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
Keemo Paul [1.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack
Down to 22 off the final over. Keemo Paul with the ball. His first over went for 21
TKR: 184-8 after 19 overs
18.6 Wiese to Ali Khan, FOUR, full outside off, Ali Khan swings hard and miscues it in the air. But he has somehow got it right between long-on and deep midwicket. Royal and Paul converge, neither can get there
18.5Wiese to Ali Khan, no run, in the blockhole outside off, Ali Khan swings and misses
Ali Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
18.4 Wiese to Seifert, out Caught by Roston Chase!! That's two in two for Wiese, and also completes his second five-for in three matches! Outstanding stuff. Full and wide, Seifert goes after it and drills it straight to extra cover. Seifert c Roston Chase b Wiese 10(8) [4s-1]
Wiese to Seifert, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
Khary Pierre, left handed bat, comes to the crease
18.3 Wiese to Akeal Hosein, out Caught by Kadeem Alleyne!! Another cutter, grips nicely and loops off the outside edge to short third man. Main difference between the first ball and these previous two has been the length. Once he's gone a little bit shorter, it has allowed the slower ball to turn. Akeal Hosein c Kadeem Alleyne b Wiese 6(3) [6s-1]