CPL 2nd Match update: Saint Lucia Kings wins against Barbados Royals

The Saint Lucia Kings secured a convincing 54-run victory over the Barbados Royals on the second day of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

CPL 2nd Match update: Saint Lucia Kings wins against Barbados Royals
CPL 2nd Match update: Saint Lucia Kings wins against Barbados Royals

Caribbean: The Saint Lucia Kings secured a convincing 54-run victory over the Barbados Royals on the second day of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The match was held on Thursday evening. 

While rebounding themselves in the second match, the team made up for their defeat in the first match. The match was held at the Daren Sammy National Cricket. 

At the start of the match, Saint Lucia Kings won the toss and opted to bat. The home team gave an impressive score of 201 for six in their allocated 20 overs. At the time of the chase, the Barbados Royals were bowled out for 147. 

The excellent bowling performance by Jason Holder was neutralized by the batting lineup of every member of the team. It has led the Royals to make extraordinary efforts to secure a win. 

The Royals struggled to chase the target, losing five wickets in the power play. The innings of the Kings were amazing from the opening pair of Johnson Charles and Faf Du Plessis as they raced to 61 without loss, but two wickets in Holder’s first over brought things back.

The duo of Charles and Shadrack Descarte were dismissed quickly, making the Royals in an easy position. However, the duo named Sean Williams (47) and Du Plessis (46), then Williams and Sikandar Raza (23), putting Royals into a tough spot. 

Holder finished with 4 for 38, adding Roston Chase to his list of scalps, but the lack of consistent support elsewhere ensured the Kings were still able to post an imposing total for the Royals to chase.

202 to win was always a tall order for the Royals to chase but the reply was over before it began, following a run out for Rahkeem Cornwall without scoring.

Matthew Forde was the destructor in chief removing the Royals’ top order to leave the innings in trouble at 21 for 4. Kyle Mayers briefly threaten to counterattack before Alzarri Joseph had him caught on the third-man boundary for 16.