QUEEN’S PARK OVAL – An unbeaten 66 from opener Tion Webster and a good show by Sunil Narine with the bat and then the ball was enough for the Trinbago Knight Riders to get the better of the Jamaica Tallawahs at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain on Friday night.
Webster steadied TKR innings and allowed them to reach 191 for 4 after being sent into bat by Chris Gayle who won the toss.
Narine came in at No 3 after Lendl Simmons was out for only 11. He made a quick fire 44 of 22 balls with TKR captain Kieron Pollard blasting 33 off 21.
Tallawahs batsmen struggled at the crease. Gayle tried to get among the runs, but after three sixes and one four, he was caught off the bowling of Ali Khan for 28 after facing 20 balls.
Chadwick Walton made 28 and George Worker was to end on 46 not out.
When Andre Russell came out to the middle, the Tallawahs needed 99 from seven overs.
Russell commandeered the strike treating Worker, who was middling the ball with the bat, like a tail ender. He refused singles and look solely for boundaries.
It meant with two overs to go the Tallawahs needed to get 50.
Russell hit Ali Khan for six, six and four in the penultimate over.
In the last over, Russell was out off the bowling of James Neesham, He made 44 from 24 balls with four sixes and the same number of fours.
TKR won by 22 runs.
Trinbago Knight Riders 191 for 4 (Webster 66*, Narine 46, Pollard 33*, Jacobs 1-14) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 169 for 6 (Worker 46*, Russell 44, Narine 2-23, Neesham 2-27) by 22 runs