Darren Bravo and Dwayne Bravo produced career-best performances to put Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the second semi-final of this year’s Caribbean Premier League Twenty/20 Cricket Tournament with a 27-run win against Jamaica Tallawahs at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad last night.
Darren Bravo scored a stroke-filled 86 off 63 balls, which included four fours and six sixes, to lift Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to 152 after a shaky start. Dwayne Bravo then captured 5 for 23 to help bowl Tallawahs out for 125.
Tallawahs had the game within their grasp after a strong start but lost their last eight wickets for only 28 runs. In the 18th over of the Jamaica Tallawahs innings, they went from117 for 6 to 122 for 9. Kevon Cooper, chipped in with two wickets in a space of three balls in the 17th over. Chris Gayle (30), Chadwick Walton (31) got going at the top, but Jamaica Tallawahs middle-order collapsed under pressure.
Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel will be in action again tomorrow in the second semi-final against Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.