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Colin Munro smashed an entertaining 67 as the Trinbago Knight Riders beat the Jamaica Tallawahs by four wickets off the last ball of the match.
Opting to bowl first, the Knight Riders got their first breakthrough on the ninth ball of the match as Tallawahs opener Kennar Lewis was trapped lbw off the bowling of Khary Pierre for one run.
Steven Taylor only mustered eight runs before he became Pierre’s second victim.
Ross Taylor was the next to go as he was sent packing by Fawad Ahmed for seven runs.
With the Tallawahs struggling at 47/3, Glenn Phillips and David Miller came to the rescue with a 112-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their half-centuries.
Phillips ended up scoring 80 off 55 balls, which included three boundaries and five sixes, before he was caught and bowled by Knight Riders captain Dwayne Bravo.
Even though Tallawahs skipper Andre Russell fell shortly after, Miller proceeded to make an unbeaten 72, which came off 34 deliveries and included five boundaries and five sixes.
Thanks to Phillips and Miller, the Tallawahs finished on 182/5 off their 20 overs.
Pierre was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Bravo, Fawad and Ali Khan chipped in with one wicket apiece.
Chasing 183 to win, the Knight Riders were dealt a big blow on the third ball of their innings as opener Sunil Narine was dismissed by Imad Wasim for a duck.
Chris Lynn, who opened the batting with Narine, only scored two runs before he was run out by Taylor.
Despite Brendon McCullum being removed for eight runs, Munro and Darren Bravo steadied things with a 107-run stand, during which both batsmen brought up their fifties.
Bravo couldn’t convert his half-century into a bigger score as he was clean bowled by Wasim for 50, which came off 35 balls and included five sixes.
Munro went on to score a 51-ball 67, which included four boundaries and four sixes, before he was cleaned up by Russell.
Dwayne Bravo gave his side a major boost towards the end of the innings, which left them needing seven runs to win off the final over.
However, only one run was scored off the first two balls before Bravo was removed by Oshane Thomas for an 11-ball 36.
The Knight Riders couldn’t get a run off the fourth ball of the over, but Thomas then proceeded to bowl a wide and concede two runs off the penultimate ball, which left the Knight Riders needing three runs to win off the last ball.
Javon Scantlebury-Searles got the job done for the Knight Riders as he cut the final delivery away to the boundary for four.
Wasim and Thomas took two wickets apiece, while Russell claimed one.
Pierre was named Man of the Match.