CPL 2020: Dwayne Bravo makes history, Tambe makes debut as Trinbago continues to be unbeaten
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo create his own piece of history while Praveen Tambe became the first Indian cricketer to participate in the CPL as Trinbago Knight Riders gained its fourth consecutive victories, defeating St Lucia Zouks in a rain-truncated game in Port of Spain by 6 wickets through D/L method.
While Dwayne Bravo made history by becoming the first player to achieve 500 T20 wickets and 100 CPL wickets on Wednesday, his brother Darren hit a quick-fire 23 off 13 balls with 2 sixes to help Trinbago Knight Riders chase down the revised 72 runs target in 9 overs with 6 balls to spare.
Darren’s first off the two sixes also made him the first one to reach 100 sixes in CPL.
Another milestone was recorded on the night when Tambe, 48, became the first Indian to participate in the CPL and his only one over saw him pick up Najibullah Zardan’s wicket. The Zouks began aggressively before Andre Fletcher (10) departed to be reduced to 32 for one after 3 overs.
When Rakheem Cornwall handed out a low-diving catch to Colin Munro, Dwayne Bravo (2/7) became the first bowler to reach T20 cricket’s 500 club on his home ground.
As only Najibullah Zadran (21) and Mohammad Nabi (30) got past 20, Zouks struggled to stitch together partnerships.
Bravo was the bowler choice for Knight Riders team with two for seven in 3 overs as rain interfered in 17.1 overs with the scoreboard of Zouks reads 111 for six.
Knight Riders was handed a revised 72 target in 9 overs, but Nabi sparked hope by trapping Lendl Simmons’ leg before for a 2nd ball duck.
To bring the Knight Riders on the road to victory, Munro swept for four and then a six. Scott Kuggeleijn of Zouks, sent down five wides in an over which went on for 11.
Later, Darren Bravo played a short cameo for steering Trinbago Knight Riders home.
Meanwhile, hard-hitting Kyle Mayers (85 off 59) struck a half-century quickfire to help Barbados Tridents defeat Jamaica Tallawahs by 36 runs in the second CPL match of the day.
Sent into bat, Tridents endured early blows in the form of openers Shai Hope and Johnson Charles before Mayers single-handedly powered his side to 148 for seven with his magnificent knock that was studded with 3 boundaries and 8 hits over the fence.
Defending the target, spin duo Rashid Khan (2/33) and Mitchell Santner (2/10) snarred 4 wickets between them to put brakes on the scoring rate of Tallawahs.