Trinidad and Tobago Storms to Top Caribbean T20

Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Team

Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Team

A ruthless Trinidad and Tobago stormed to the top of the Caribbean T20 standings on Wednesday night, after clobbering the Leeward Islands by 95 runs in a lopsided affair.

The defending champions rattled up 187 for four off their 20 overs, the highest score of the tournament, after they were sent in at Queen’s Park Oval in the night’s feature contest.

Stylish stroke-maker Darren Bravo dazzled with an unbeaten 65 from 40 balls, while opener Lendl Simmons hammered a belligerent 62 from 46 balls.

Leeward Islands were never in the hunt, especially after losing two wickets in the first over of their reply, and drifted to 92 for eight to slide to their second straight defeat.

Medium pacer Kieron Pollard with 2 for 6 and leg-spinner Samuel Badree , 2 for 13 and left-arm spinner Yannick Ottley  with 2 for 18 were the main wicket takers.

With the victory, T&T moved to nine points, one ahead of Barbados, with Jamaica in third on five and Guyana fourth on four points.

Final scores in the match, Trinidad and Tobago 187 for four, the Leeward Islands 92 for eight.

In an earlier encounter, Jamaica recorded their first win of the tournament when they defeated the Windward Islands.

Jamaica batted first after being invited to do so and reached 116 for four in 17 overs, while the Windward Islands replied with 104.

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