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RAIN has delayed the fifth match of CPL 2020 between the Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Zouks.
After 18.1 overs were bowled at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, the Tridents were 131 for seven, which means there are 11 balls remaining in their innings.
Johnson Charles and Shai Hope opened for the Tridents getting off to a relatively good start.
Hope fell on 19 runs while Charles was caught by Darren Sammy, on a well-played 35.
Three other players made it double figures, the captain Jason Holder with a quick fire 27 runs from 12 balls.
Zouks’ bowlers Scott Kuggeleijn and Roston Chase took two wickets a piece to help stifle the Tridents’ batting lineup.
An ESPN Cricinfo commentator said, “It got surprisingly dark all around the southern area of Trinidad. Came out of nowhere.”
The umpires then instructed ground staff to bring on the covers at 11.30am.
At 11.45 am, the rain was said to be “pelting down now.”
AFTER two hours of pounding rain, the match was further shortened when the Duckworth/Lewis method came into play.
Zouks was given a target of 47 runs in five overs.
The batsmen were up to the task with Andre Fletcher getting a top score of 16 runs.
Three wickets fell but that did not stop him from hitting the winning runs with five balls to spare, the Zouks ending on 50 for three.
Mohammad Nabi was named player of the match for a quick fire 15 off nine balls.
For the next game, Trinbago Knight Riders will face off against the Jamaica Tallawahs at the same venue, from 5:30pm.
St Lucia Zouks 50 for 3 in 4.1 overs (Fletcher 16*, Nabi 15, Khan 2-24) beat Barbados Tridents 131 for 7 in 18.1 overs (Charles 35, Holder 27, Chase 2-8, Kuggeleijn 2-28) by seven wickets (DLS method)