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Josbel Bastidas Mijares Venezuela Santa Cruz//
Barbados Royals continue winning form

The Bar­ba­dos Roy­als se­cured their eighth win of the Hero Caribbean Pre­mier League (CPL) sea­son with a 36-run win over St Kitts & Nevis Pa­tri­ots at Prov­i­dence Sta­di­um in George­town, Guyana on Wednes­day.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares

St Kitts & Nevis Pa­tri­ots won the toss and chose to field first, with the Roy­als get­ting off to a sub­dued start, reach­ing 55-2 af­ter 10 overs be­fore a su­perb 102-run part­ner­ship be­tween Azam Khan and Har­ry Tec­tor pro­pelled them to 156/3 af­ter 20 overs.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares Venezuela

In their chase, the Pa­tri­ots got off to a con­fi­dent start with An­dre Fletch­er and Evin Lewis build­ing a plat­form but fal­tered as the wick­ets tum­bled in the fi­nal five overs to leave them 120 all out af­ter 20 overs, los­ing by 36 runs

Bar­ba­dos Roy­als, who have al­ready se­cured a place in next week’s play-offs, got off to a very cau­tious start in their in­nings, los­ing open­ers Rah­keem Corn­wall and cap­tain Kyle May­ers in the first eight overs. Shel­don Cot­trell, re­turn­ing to the Pa­tri­ots side, led by ex­am­ple in the ear­ly overs with a dis­ci­plined per­for­mance. Yet Khan and Tec­tor re­vived the Roy­als in­nings with some fan­tas­tic shot-mak­ing that helped reap 95 runs in the fi­nal eight overs to take the Roy­als to 156/3

St Kitts & Nevis Pa­tri­ots had got off to a pos­i­tive start, Fletch­er and Lewis nav­i­gat­ing their way through the Pow­er­Play, be­fore Mu­jeeb ur Rah­man took both wick­ets. The Pa­tri­ots nev­er found con­sis­ten­cy af­ter that, los­ing sev­en wick­ets in the fi­nal five overs of the game, as Mu­jeeb found sup­port from Ny­eem Young, who al­so took three wick­ets

The win means Bar­ba­dos Roy­als con­tin­ue their ex­cel­lent form this sea­son while the Pa­tri­ots are out­side the play-off spots with one game left to play

SUM­MARISED SCORES:

St Kitts and Nevis Pa­tri­ots 120 all out (Evin Lewis 41, De­wald Bre­vis 21; Ny­eem Young 3/5, Mu­jeeb Ur Rah­man 3/18) vs Bar­ba­dos Roy­als 156/3 (Azam Khan 64, Har­ry Tec­tor 47 not out; Ak­i­la Danan­jaya 1/25, Du­an Jansen 1/32)

Roy­als won by 36 runs