By Pamela Ramcharan
THE Trinbago Knight Riders walked away with full points as they beat Jamaica Tallawahs by seven wickets, at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba on Thursday evening.
This win, the second in as many games, take TKR to the top of the standings on four points.
The Tallawahs opened the innings with Chadwick Walton and Glenn Phillips, but Walton fell for a duck off the bowling of Ali Khan.
Phillips looked on helplessly as as two more wickets fell but then he was joined by Asif Ali in the middle.
Both men kept the scoreboard ticking but Ali was bowled by Sunil Narine for 22 runs.
Phillips kept his composure even as Carlos Brathwaite was sent packing by Fawad Ahmed, on one run.
Phillips top scored with 52 before he was caught by Dwayne Bravo, off the bowling of Jayden Seales.
Andre Russell and Ramaal Lewis contributed 25 and 15 respectively before they too had to go.
Tallawahs made it to 131 runs for 8 wickets, in their 20 overs.
Khan and Seales took two wickets a piece.
Chasing, TKR got off to a shaky start as Lendl Simmons was out for a duck.
Narine, who took one wicket, was joined by Colin Munro as they rotated the strike with some power hitting.
Narine however was caught on 52 off the bowling of Sandeep Lamichhane.
Darren Bravo joined Munro at the crease but he fell on 14.
Munro looked on as his teammates walked back to the dugout and this time he was joined by his captain Kieron Pollard.
Four wides from Fidel Edwards did not help the Tallawahs chances as ten balls were bowled in the 18th over.
The winning run came off another wide but this time from Brathwaite as he faced Pollard at the crease.
Munro was not out on 49 runs and Pollard closed on five as TKR won by seven wickets with 11 balls to spare.
Narine cupped the player of the match award.
Action is on Saturday (August 22) at the same venue with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots against the St Lucia Zouks at 10 am and then the Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs match starting at 5.30pm.