6IXTY 2022, Match Highlights: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots lift trophy of 6ixty championship for first time in history

Saint Kitts & Nevis Patriots men have been crowned champions in the inaugural 6IXTY after two thrilling matches at Warner Park on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

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St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the finals against the Trinbago Knight Riders on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

When put in to bat in the men’s final, the TKR men amassed an inadequate 84 all-out.

The Trinbago Knight Riders had a tricky start to their innings losing two early wickets and finding themselves 6/2 after just nine balls.

TKR captain Sunil Narine, who had batted so brilliantly in the semi-final, was dismissed without scoring, caught by Patriots captain Evin Lewis off the bowling of South African Duan Jansen.

Tion Webster went next (two for six) after scoring just five runs after some incredible wicket-keeping from Da Silva.

And after getting to 22, key batter Andre Russell’s lethargic running saw him caught short of his ground by a throw from Patriots skipper Evin Lewis. It was the second time for the day Russell had been run out.

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Tim Seifert consolidated the innings with a solid 37 but Terrance Hinds, (8), Sri Lankan all-rounder Seekkuge Prasanna (0) and Akeal Hosein (1) all went cheaply.

Duan Jansen (1 for 15) and Akila Dananjaya (1 for 15) were the best of the Patriots bowlers.

Replying, the Patriots had 53 runs on the board within the opening five overs before Lewis was bowled by Russell for 32.

Then Sherfane Rutherford went caught on the boundary off Russell’s bowling and Dewald Brevis went for a without scoring off Narine.

Suddenly the Patriots were 58 for three. with just 13 needed from 12 balls, Gayle (15) had not been dropped by both Jayden Seales and Anderson Phillip in the same over.

But the big man survived and along with Andre Fletcher (26), was there at the end to get another trophy for the defending CPL T20 champions Patriots.

With seven needed off the final over, Gayle and Fletcher rotated strike until with four required, then gayle swung hard and found the boundary on the on side.

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