CPL 2020: Raymon Reifer castles Sunil Narine in Knight Riders vs Tridents match

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 23/08/2020

Raymon Reifer castles Sunil Narine: Tridents’ pacer bowled Knight Riders’ all-rounder to uproot a couple of stumps in Tarouba.

During the ninth match of the eighth season of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League between Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents in Tarouba, Barbados Tridents pacer Raymon Reifer bowled Trinbago Knight Riders all-rounder Sunil Narine to dent the opposition in the middle overs.

It all happened on the third delivery of the 10th over when Narine’s attempt to break the shackles saw him missing a Reifer delivery altogether. The missed big heave resulted in Narine’s stumps getting uprooted from the ground.

Coming on the back of consecutive half-centuries in the first two matches this season, Narine failed to get going today as he ended up scoring a paltry 8 (16) with the help of one four. With Narine having not found his timing despite being there for nearly half the innings, his dismissal was more of a blessing in disguise for the Knight Riders.

Much like Narine, Reifer also had a mediocre match as he leaked 47 runs in the four overs that he bowled. After Tridents captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bowl, Knight Riders scored an impressive 185/3 in 20 overs.

Despite them going at almost six an over till the halfway mark, individual half-centuries from Darren Bravo (54*) and Colin Munro (50) played a crucial role in them posting a formidable total.

After Munro’s dismissal in the 13th over, it was an unbeaten 98-run partnership between Bravo and Trinbago captain Keiron Pollard which aided them big time in the death over. Playing a quintessential captain’s innings, Pollard scored 41* (17) with the help of one four and four sixes.

Raymon Reifer castles Sunil Narine

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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