T&T romped home to a massive 51 run win against Leicesetershire to seal their spot in the CLT20.
Hyderabad: Trinidad and Tobago romped home to a massive 51 run win against Leicesetershire to seal their spot in the CLT20.
Earlier Adrian Barath (62) and Lendl Simmons (67) put on a century partnership for the opening wicket while Ramdin (11) and Bravo (18) got quick runs at the end as T&T ended with 168/2.
20th over: Ravi Rampaul picked up two wickets in two balls in the last over as brilliant all-round display by Trinidad and Tobago team helped them beat English county champions Leicestershire by 51 runs. This makes two victories in the same number of matches for the Caribbean side which saw them qualify for the main event.
18th over: James Taylor brings up a fighting half-century of just 44 balls. It was a mistimed shot but somehow managed to reach the boundary line.
17th over: Leicestershire are 104/7, ten runs came of the last over which included couple of boundaries, but the win seems to be impossible now as 65 runs are needed of just 18 balls. James Taylor is not out on 46.
16th over: James Taylor is still trying hard as he smacks Simmons over deep mid wicket boundary for a huge six. Some mighty blows have brought Leicestershire near the hundred run mark.
15th over: Seventh down for Leicestershire as Sunil Narine picked up his second wicket of the match. Du Toit came down the track and looked to dab it on the offside, got a thick inside edge and rolled it back to crash into middle and leg. It is turning out to be nightmare for English Champions.
14th over: Finally six down, Razzaq perishes trying to go for the maximum off the bowling of Kevon Cooper. Razzaq scored 21 from 20 balls. Razzaq gave it an almighty swing, was looking to go big on the offside but miscued it completely. Surely it's done and dusted now.
13th over: James Taylor cut loose this time as he smashed Sherwin Ganga over long on for second six of the Leicestershire's innings. Still an uphill task but Taylor and Razzaq are giving their hundred per cent.
12th over: Razzaq is a lone batsman who is trying to make a match out of it but from the other end runs are just not flowing. Difficult task on the hands of the Pakistani all-rounder.
11th over: With nine overs remaining, Leicestershire need 122 to win with just five wickets in hand. Slow bowlers are bowling brilliantly and have kept the run rate in check.
9th over: Things could have gone worse for Leicestershire but wicketkeeper dropped the catch of James Taylor. On the other end Abdul Razzaq hit a massive six over long on. It was the first six of their innings.
8th over: It looks Leicestershire have accepted the defeat and are in damage control mode. T&T bowlers have restricted the run flow by picking up quick wickets. It's 25/5 and surely we will be seeing T&T in the main CLT20 competition.
6th over: This is an awesome stuff by T&T as they picked up their fifth wicket in six overs. Leicestershire are crumbling under pressure. Nixon the man to fall as he was given LBW on the bowling of Sunil Narine who gets his first wicket of the match. Leicestershire are 20/5
5th over: Trouble time for Leicestershire as they lost another wicket. They are tottering at 17/4 in just five overs. Latest batsman to depart is Jefferson who was clean bowled by Samuel Badree.
4th Over: Another one gone. Rampaul os bowling brilliantly and are making sure that they cement their place in CLT20. Rampaul clean bowled White who departs without even troubling the scorers. Leicestershire are in dire straits with 17/3.
2nd Over: Tereffic start for T&T as they got rid off Cobb in the second over. Cobb fell trying to up the ante but gave away a simple catch to Simmons fielding on the sweeper cover off the bowling of Rampaul.
1st Over: Samuel Badree got T&T off to a flying start as he picked up A McDonald early. McDonald perished trying to make room on the offside, but was clean bowled in the process. Leicestershire are 5/1 after first over.
Trinidad and Tobago Innings:
20th over: Some superb hitting in the last couple of overs from Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo helped Trinidad and Tobago post a brilliant score of 168/2 in their quota of overs.
18th over: Double break through for Leicestershire as Barath departs for 62 from 47 balls. Barath swinged it over the on side but ended up with a mishit straight to deep square leg. On the very next ball Simmons perished trying to hit a big shot. Harry Gurney picked both the wickets giving just five from the over.
17th over: T&T openers are doing a brilliant job as whenever they are not able to get boundaries they are rotating the strike very well. Another eight runs from the over. Simmons on 67 and Barath on 62.
15th over: Barath got another boundary, ball was full and wide outside off, Barath made room and sliced it over point and brought up well deserved half century. More drama was to be followed as White bowled way down the leg side to give five wides to the opposition.
13th over: Simmons cracking boundary brought up hundered run stand between the openers as T&T scored another 9 runs from the over. Barath is on brink of a half-century.
12th over: Simmons brought up his fifty off just 41 balls, on the other hand Barath smashed McDonald for six over deep backward point region. Nine runs came of the overs.
11th over: A very good over by Abdul Razzaq. Just five came off the over as Razzaq has now figures of 0/11 in two overs.
10th over: Another good over for the side from Caribbean with Simmons and Barath getting a boundary each and scored another eleven runs from the over. T&T are 82/0.
9th over: After scoring just six run from the last over, T&T managed to get eleven runs from the Hendrson's over, thanks to brilliant six by Barath over the long off region.
7th over: Another good over for Trinidad and Tobago as 9 runs came off it with the help of one boundary and five singles. Simmons is on 33 whereas Adrian Barath on 18.
6th over: After being smacked for four on the seocnd ball, Abdul Razzaq came back well as he just gave six off his first over. T&T are 46/0 after 6 overs.
5th over: Adrian Barath took the attack to the opposition as he hit two wonderful boundaries off the bowling of Hoggard. The second ball was full and outside off, Barath slashed through the off side but got a thick edge through third man. Next ball was a no ball and free hit also went for boundary.
4th over: After a watchful third over, Simmons cut lose as he smashed Harry Gurney for two consecutive boundaries and then followed it with a couple of runs. T&t were 29/0 after 4 overs.
2nd over: Eight runs came off the second over with Simmons hitting another crisp boundary. It's 14/0 after two overs.
1st over: Lendl Simmons got Trinidad and Tobago off to a decent start as he hit six runs of the first over. He superbly hit Hoggard square of the wicket for boundary on the second ball.
Trinidad and Tobago captain Darren Ganga won the toss and elected to bat against Leicestershire Foxes in the third qualifying match of the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 competition on Tuesday.
William Jefferson, Joshua Cobb, James Taylor, Jacques Du Toit, Abdul Razzaq, Paul Nixon, Wayne White, Andrew McDonald, Matthew Hoggard (capt), Claude Henderson, Harry Gurney
Trinidad and Tobabo:
Lendl Simmons, Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Darren Ganga (capt), Denesh Ramdin, Sherwin Ganga, Kevon Cooper, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul