Pravin Tambe CPL debut: The veteran Indian spinner has become the first Indian player to play in the Caribbean Premier League.
During the 13th match of the ongoing eighth season of the Caribbean Premier League between St Lucia Zouks and Trinbago Knight Riders in Port of Spain, Trinbago Knight Riders spinner Pravin Tambe became the first Indian player to play in the tournament.
Tambe, 48, replaced Jaydon Seales to find a spot in the Playing XI. Introduced into the attack in the 11th over, Tambe picked his maiden wicket in the tournament in the first and the only over that he bowled last night.
It was on the sixth delivery that Tambe deceived St Lucia batsman Najibullah Zadran when the latter hit a googly high in the air only to be caught by Knight Riders captain Kieron Pollard at cover. Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the sixth over, Zadran departed after scoring 21 (21) with the help of one four and six each.
Tambe, who leaked 15 runs in the over, didn’t get to bowl another over but him dismissing Zadran definitely gave his team an advantage in the rain-affected match.
Trinbago had restricted Zouks to a below par 111/6 in 17.1 overs before rain arrived. With bowling figures of 3-0-7-2, veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was the pick of the bowlers for Trinbago and also became the first bowler to pick 500 T20 wickets.
Chasing a 72-run target in nine overs, Knight Riders registered fourth victory of the season on the back of an unbeaten 38-run partnership between Darren Bravo (23 not out) and Tim Seifert (15 not out).
Pravin Tambe CPL debut
— CPL T20 (@CPL) August 26, 2020
How Twitterai reacted:
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Pravin Tambe, at 48, is writing a special story!pic.twitter.com/1o0sbkZF4l
— ICC (@ICC) August 27, 2020
pravin tambe is showing that talent and harwork beats age and also shuts those mouths who preach such things, a big shout out to the @TKRiders franchise for believing that talent and harwork beats everything. pravin tambe you have set an example for alot of us.🙏
— Sheldon Jackson (@ShelJackson27) August 26, 2020
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