That's all we have from the commentary box today folks. Just over 14 hours left for the final. Do join us today at 7:30 PM IST. Till then it's ta-ta from me, Arya Sekhar Chakraborty and my fellow commentators Akshay Bhide and Arjun Bhalla.
Dwayne Bravo, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots skipper- We have a lot of experience in our group. It helps. We wanted to bowl first and we knew they wanted to bat first. It was important to bowl well. At the halfway mark, we were happy. It was a good day with the bowling group.
Apart from one or two overs and that happens when you play against good sides. When I made a change (to Patriots), I wanted a challenge. I wanted to help the younger players develop and build a team that can win a trophy. Now we have one game to do it. It'll be a very good final, may the best team win.
Nicholas Pooran, Guyana Amazon Warriors skipper- Tough loss. As a bowling group, we weren't upto the mark. Having said that, I hope that we take the learning from this. We were happy with anything over 160.
Hetmyer played really well to get us to a good score. Lots of positives for us - Smith, Motie and Shepherd. Lots of young players putting their hands up. Hope that they get better with these learnings. Congratulations to St Kitts.
Evin Lewis is the Man of the Match- Yeah I know, I was hungry to do good. I had a few niggles, just got a rest and came back strong today. Gayle makes it very easy for me. Sometimes we both go for the big shots and thankfully it came off today.
Basically, I was asking Bravo to keep it simple, take it deep and give ourselves the chance to win the game. Very happy to finish off the game.
Arya: The opening duo of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis started off in a belligerent manner and took full toll of the powerplay overs. The bat swing from Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle was simply phenomenal. Gayle after sharing a stand of 76 runs with Lewis departed of the bowling off Kevin Sinclair but by then he had laid an ideal foundation for the rest of the batsmen to come into the act.
Dwayne Bravo promoted himself up the order and it proved to be a masterstroke. He played a sensible innings, showing a great sense of responsibility and played second fiddle to Lewis who was going hammers and tongs. Lewis did mention about a few niggles but came out all guns blazing. Bravo did his part and was eventually dismissed by Odean Smith with the Patriots within touching distance of the victory target.
Odean Smith came back for his final spell and bagged two quick wickets of Dwayne Bravo and Fabian Allen. However, it was too little too late for the Warriors. Sherfane Rutherford who came in next completed smashed a big six before Lewis struck the winning runs to seal the deal for his team with 13 deliveries to spare.
Arya: What a thoroughly convincing performance from St Kitts & Nevis Patriots. Riding on a sensational knock from the blade of Evin Lewis and a quickfire start from Chris Gayle, the Patriots made light work of the target of 179 winning the 2nd semi-final by 7 wickets and with 13 deliveries to spare. As convincing as it gets.
17.5 C Hemraj to E Lewis
4 Evin Lewis finishes off in style and book their place in the final. Hemraj misses the length. In the slot on the stumps, Lewis clears his front leg and heaves it down the deep midwicket region, no fielder there and off to the boundary ropes.
17.4 C Hemraj to S Rutherford
1 Drills that full one down straight back past the bowler for a single.
17.3 C Hemraj to S Rutherford
0 A big appeal from the keeper but nothing from the umpire. Goes for a big swing down the leg side and ends up missing that.
17.2 C Hemraj to E Lewis
1 Ouch!!! That would have hurt Hemraj. Lewis has hit that so well. In the arc and Lewis goes downtown. Just flicks the hands of Hemraj down the long-off region for a single.
17.1 C Hemraj to S Rutherford
1 Length a tad outside off, Rutherford clears his front leg and smashes that down the long-off fielder and gives the strike back to Evin Lewis. He has been off strike for a long time.
16.6 R Shepherd to S Rutherford
1 Nails the yorker on this occasion. Rutherford clears his front leg and digs this out down the ground towards the long-on fielder and takes a single to keep strike for what should be the final over of the match.
16.5 R Shepherd to S Rutherford
6 Now Rutherford displays his power hitting skills. Flat and far and Patriots one hit away from booking their place in the final. Short of a length again from Shepherd, a little swivel from Rutherford and executes the pull to perfection. Makes full use of the pace of the ball as it goes sailing over the deep square leg fence. Just the sound of the bat was musical.
Dropped. Rutherford balloons the high full toss in the air towards fine leg where the fielder drops him. Nothing is going the Patriots' way. Hetmyer is fuming as he wanted that chance to taken. Oh lord, and now Bramble it down on the ground as he loses his balance while collecting the ball from the deep.
No they are checking for the height of the ball. It's a legal ball!
16.4 R Shepherd to S Rutherford
2 Is that put down? Might have just fallen short of the fielder running left from deep square leg. A full toss on the pads by Shepherd. Rutherford is a bit surprised by the trajectory of the delivery as he tries to help it around the corner over the fence. Doesn't get all of it, the catch goes down and there is a good collision out there. Hetmyer is livid with the dropped chance. But he should learn to control his emotions. The keeper and the batsman running in at the batting end suffers a collision and the physio was out there. At the end of it all, Rutherford collects a couple.
16.3 R Shepherd to S Rutherford
0 Another short of a length delivery, Rutherford goes for the frontfoot pull but doesn't manage any connection whatsoever. Good start to the over by Romario Shepherd.
16.2 R Shepherd to S Rutherford
0 A short one from Shepherd. Straightish line and Rutherford rolls his wrists and keeps it down on the surface towards the leg side.
16.1 R Shepherd to E Lewis
1 Length delivery outside off, Lewis pushes it down deep cover for a single on the frontfoot.