Tridents are the 2019 Hero CPL Champions

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TAROUBA – BARBADOS Tridents have won their second Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title after defeating the Guyana Amazon Warriors at a sellout crowd at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, Trinidad by 27 runs on Saturday.

Tridents captain Jason Holder won the toss and decided to bat and the openers Johnson Charles (39) and Alex Hales put on 43 for the first wicket.

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A poor umpiring decision sent Philip Salt back to the pavilion after television replays showed he was hit near the elbow and given out.

A late charge by Jonathan Carter with 50 from 27 that included four fours and the same number of sixes saw Tridents to 171/6.

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At the Warriors turn at the crease Brandon King made 43 from 33 balls but was losing partners at the other end.

Nicholas Pooran held out to Alex Hales off the bowling of Ashley Nurse for 24 and it was then always an uphill task for the lower order.

A late surge by Keemo Paul 25 from 13 balls failed to do it.

It meant that this was the fifth time in the seven editions of the CPL that the Guyana franchise failed win.

This was the second victory for Barbados having won for the first time in 2014.

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