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'TKR didn't deserve to win'- Knightriders skipper Pollard bemoans sloppy fielding display

By October 11, 2019

Trinbago Knight Rider skipper Kieron Pollard has lamented a substandard showing from the team for the CPL semi-final against Barbados Tridents, insisting they did not deserve to progress based on the showing.

The Jason Holder-led Tridents secured a nail-biting 12-run win over the hosts, who had their sights set on a third consecutive CPL final. 

Set 161 for victory, the Knightriders seemed in a comfortable position at 110 for 5 but a calamitous run out for the team’s skipper, Pollard, precipitated a late-innings collapse.  Trinbago’s profligacy could in effect also be traced back to the Trident’s batting innings where Johnson Charles was dropped twice.  Charles went on to score 35 from 41 balls, the top scorer for the team.

“When you look at our performance throughout the season, I think we deserved to lose this game tonight. You can't turn up in a semi-final and drop a couple catches like that, simple errors, and not execute in a big game like that,” Pollard said following the match.

“It’s sort of what our season has been like in terms of not executing we and it cost us in the end.”

The Tridents will play the unbeaten Guyana Amazon Warriors in Saturday’s final at the Brian Lara Stadium, in Trinidad.

 

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