Caribbean Premier League 11th Match: Bravo breaks Guyana’s heart with last ball heroics

Bravo is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the last ball for six

Bravo is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the last ball for six

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Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel batsman Darren Bravo smashed a massive six off the last ball of the match to not only lead his team to victory, but break the hearts of the Guyana Amazon Warriors as well.

Bravo was well supported by his half-brother Dwayne Bravo, who is also Trinidad’s captain.

However, Guyana skipper Denesh Ramdin deserves a lot of credit as well as he scored a valiant half-century.

Bravo would have been pleased with his decision to bowl first after Guyana lost their top three batsmen for just 27 runs.

Ramdin and New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham turned things around for Guyana with a 122-run partnership, during which Ramdin brought up his half-century, before he was caught by Samuel Badree at short fine leg off the bowling of Fidel Edwards.

Ramdin’s brilliant knock of 84 came off 45 balls and included six boundaries and six sixes.

Ramdin walloped six boundaries and six sixes during his entertaining innings of 843

Ramdin walloped six boundaries and six sixes during his entertaining innings of 84

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Christopher Barnwell hammered a quickfire 23 off just eight deliveries, which included one boundary and two sixes, before he was run out by Kevon Cooper.

Guyana eventually finished on 179/5 off their 20 overs thanks to Neesham’s unbeaten 33, which came off 32 balls and included one boundary and a six.

Badree was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Edwards chipped in with one.

Chasing 180 to win, Trinidad and Tobago got off to a very similar start as Guyana as they lost their top three batsmen for 13 runs.

The Bravo brothers stabilised the innings with a 131-run partnership, during which both of them registered their half-centuries, before Dwayne was caught by Barnwell at long-off off the bowling of Neesham.

The Bravo brothers turned things around for Trinidad with their crucial 131-run partnership

The Bravo brothers turned things around for Trinidad with their crucial 131-run partnership

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Bravo’s superb innings of 67 came off 42 balls and included six boundaries and three sixes.

Wicketkeeper Nicolas Pooran made 16 runs before he was caught by Lendl Simmons at midwicket off the bowling of Krishmar Santokie.

Santokie struck again just three balls later when Cooper was caught by Barnwell at long-off for two runs.

Heading into the last over of the match, Trinidad needed nine runs to win. After scoring just three runs in the first five balls, it came down to six runs off one ball to win.

Despite being under immense pressure, Bravo delivered big time for his team as he launched the last ball out of the stadium for a huge six to seal the deal for Trinidad.

Bravo ended up scoring 69 off 49 balls, which included five boundaries and five sixes.

Santokie was the most successful bowler with three wickets, while Neesham, Veerasammy Permaul and Mohammad Hafeez claimed one wicket each.

Bravo was named Man of the Match for his last ball heroics.

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