Veteran all-rounder Kieron Pollard was back to his basics smacking the ball all around the park during Trinbago Knight Riders game against Barbados Tridents. His 28-ball 72 runs knock helped the Knight Riders secured their sixth straight win pulling off a thrilling two-wicket victory.
Trinbago needed their best player to deliver and Pollard didn’t fail. Chasing 149 runs set by Barbados, Knight Riders were struggling at 62 for five in the 13th over when Kieron Pollard walked in the middle. The fielding side soon reduced them 77 for six as Trinbago were heading for their first defeat in CPL 2020.
Since then, Pollard took over the charge and set the stadium on fire with his blistering knock. He took the majority of the strike and took the game deep before winning it for his side. The veteran all-rounder showed confidence in his ability knocking off Rashid Khan’s over when they needed 70 off the last five.
Since then, Kieron Pollard put on the accelerator taking Hayden Walsh for four sixes before striking two boundaries in the 18th over to bring up his fifty in just 22 balls. Pollard struck two more sixes to bring down the equation to 15 off the last six balls.
He took another six of the first ball of the last over before getting run-out in order to get into the strike after a well-made 71 off just 28 balls. While everyone thought the game was almost over for Trinbago Knight Riders, Khary Pierre smacked a six to win the game for his side.
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Meanwhile, after a couple of below-par scores, Kieron Pollard finally came into his elements winning the match for his side. This will bring smiles to the Mumbai Indians management, who resumed training in the UAE to gear up for IPL 2020. They will look to defend their title when the tournament commences from September 19.
Trinbago Knight Riders will take on Jamaica Tallawahs next at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad on September 1.