Trinbago Knight Riders sealed a third Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title with a commanding eight-wicket victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Brian Lara Academy in Trinidad last night.
The best two teams in this season’s competition have now met four times in the last 11 days and won two games apiece, but this was the one that really mattered and it went decisively the Knight Riders’ way.
Fittingly, it was Colin Munro who hit the winning runs having become the first batsman both to pass 500 runs and then to score six half-centuries in a single Hero CPL season.
His brutal 68 from 39 balls eased his team past a target of 148 after fellow New Zealander Brendon McCullum had got the run-chase off to a flying start with 39 off 24.
Meanwhile, South Africa women defeated the West Indies women by 40 runs in the first One Day International (ODI) at Kensington Oval in Barbados yesterday.
After being sent in to bat, South Africa reached 201-9 from their 50 overs.