CPL 2022, BR vs TKR: Miller, Mayers help Royals pulverize Knight Riders in a rain-marred fixture
Quinton de Kock and Kyle Mayers (PC: Twitter)
Barbados Royals (BR) secured a sensational victory by 80 runs against Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in Match 8 of the CPL 2022 at Gros Islet.
Royals post a mammoth total
Invited to bat first, Kyle Mayers and Quinton de Kock pummelled the Knight Riders' bowlers to provide a thunderous start to the Royals. It was Andre Russell, who broke the 85-run stand by sending the dangerous Mayers (55 off 35) back to the hut.
Arriving at number three, David Miller stitched a quick 35-run stand with Quinton, who was dismissed for 44 off 34. Then, Miller unleashed his hitting prowess to good effect and steered the team at a lavish rate.
With the support from Azam Khan and Jason Holder at other end, Miller hit 60 off 36 to boost Royals to a total of 194.
Knight Riders skittle under pressure
Oshane Thomas took two wickets (PC: Twitter)
In response to the chase, Knight Riders fell to the experienced pacers like Obed McCoy, Holder and Oshane Thomas.
The likes of Colin Munro (12), Nicholas Pooran (8) skipper Pollard (1), Russell (9) could not bring their A-game and provide a notable contribution.
Before the incessant rain affected the game, Knight Riders were stuttering at 51/7 in eight overs. The D/L method saw the Royals winning the game by 80 runs.
Barbados Royals- 194/4 (20)
David Miller 60 (36), Kyle Mayer 52 (33);
Sunil Narine 1/23
Trinbago Knight Riders- 51/7 (8)
Colin Munro 12 (7), Andre Russell 9 (10);
Devon Thomas 2/4
Result: Barbados Royals won by 80 runs (D/L method)
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