Bravo powers Trinidad & Tobago to facile win
Bangalore: Dwayne Bravo starred with a four-wicket haul as Trinidad & Tobago thrashed Somerset by 44 runs in a group A match to begin their Champions League campaign on a high note here today.
The Caribbean side, opting to bat, first scored 150 for nine and then bowled out the English county side for 106 in the last ball of the match.
Somerset, who now have one win and a loss from their group engagements, will have to pray that Trinidad and Tobago beat Deccan Chargers in their next match as that result will clear their way into the Super Eight stage.
Bravo jolted the English innings with his early two-wicket burst to give his side a good start and took last two wickets in the final over of the game.
Earlier Denesh Ramadin's run-a-ball 39 guided Trinidad & Tobago to a modest 150 for nine against Somerset in a Group A encounter of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament here today.
Opting to bat first, the Caribbean side got off to a flying start before losing four wickets in 10 balls and things could have been worse for them but for Ramadin.
Openers Lendl Simmons (22) and Willliam Perkins (20) played smart and aggressive cricket to raise 43 runs by fifth over before Ben Phillips drew first blood, removing the rampaging Simmons.
The dismissal triggered a batting collapse and from 43 no loss, the Caribbeans slumped to 60 for four.
Ramadin added 30 runs with Ganga and another 31 with Kieron Pollard to steady the ship. Down the order, Sherwin Ganga (18 not out) came up with an eight-ball cameo to take the team past the 150-mark.