Narine savage six show lifts Tigers past Windies B

By July 10, 2018
Sunil Narine. Sunil Narine.

A brutal onslaught by Windies T20 all-rounder Sunil Narine led Montreal Tigers to a six-wicket win over West Indies B in the Global T20 cricket tournament at the Maple Leaf North-West Ground on Tuesday.

After being sent in to bat Shamar Springer led the way for the Windies B with a brisk 62 from 40 balls, while Brandon King (23) and Nicholas Pooran (25) also made fair contributions.  Spinner Sandeep Lamichhane accounted for all three players, however, which triggered the collapse of the rest of the Windies B batting order.

In response, taking the crease at the top of the order Narine blasted 61 off 25 balls to get the Tigers runs chase off in blistering fashion.  The knock was part of a crucial 71-run partnership with Moises Henriques for the second wicket, following the loss of opener Nicholas Kirton for 3. 

In the end, the team posted 165-4 in 17.3 overs. 

In pursuit, Narine was belligerent blasting nine sixes and one four before being caught by Fabian Allen off the bowling of Khary Pierre.  Pierre was the Windies B best bowler after claiming figures of 2 for 25.  Sikandar Raza (32 not out) and Najibullah Zadran (29 not out off 12 balls) led Montreal to victory.

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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