T and T surpass Leicester to validate for categorical CL T20 stage
By LM - Tue Sep 20, 6:13 pm
Openers Adrian Barath (67) and Lend Simmons (62) fake a 139-run mount and propelled TT to 168 after captain Darren Ganga opted to bat on a delayed wicket during a Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The bowlers, spearheaded by speedster Ravi Rampaul (4-14) afterwards came to a celebration to revoke Leicester to 117 for 9 in 20 overs.
The Caribbean side became a initial group to validate for a categorical theatre after winning both their subordinate games in as many days. They degraded Sri Lanka’s Ruhunu Eleven by 5 wickets Monday. The tip 3 of a 6 competing teams get to play in a categorical stage, commencement Friday in Bangalore.
Barath and Simmons took a Leicester bowlers to a cleaners, occupying a double for 18 overs, and ensured a group a challenging total.
Barath was named a Man of a Match for his 47-ball hit that comprised 6 fours and dual large sixes. He and Simmons fell to uninterrupted deliveries off Harry Gurney (2-33), withdrawal Darren Bravo (18 not out) and Dinesh Ramdin (11 not out) to do serve repairs in a genocide overs.
Leicester, England’s newly crowned T20 Champions, were out of row when they mislaid half their side for 20 runs.
“We weren’t in a good position yesterday (against Ruhunu) chasing a tiny sum though currently Barath and Simmons played unequivocally well,” pronounced TT skipper Ganga.
“As a team, we got to do a right thing over and over again, we need to keep ourselves encouraged for each match, and try validate for a semifinals.”
TT were a runners-up in a 2009 book of a Champions League.