TKR vs BR Match Highlights: “I’m Staying aggressive as possible and putting the bowlers under pressure” Kyle Mayers on his fine Form

Kyle Mayers 79 of 36 balls gives Barbados Royals 6th straight victory, TKR dumped to bottom

Kyle Myers was at his devastating best as he scored 79 off just 36 balls to guide Royals comfortably chased 133 runs target set by Knight Riders at the Port of Spain on Tuesday.

Earlier after being sent to bat 1st, TKR could only manage 132/9 in 20 overs. Captain Nicholas Pooran scored 52 (43).

The Royals lead the table after winning all 5 matches. Knight Riders are at the bottom with only 1 victory from 5 matches:

The Royals won the toss and opted to field first and their spinners Rahkeem Cornwall and Mujeeb Ur Rahman put them on top of the game.

Four wickets fell in the first seven overs and the Knight Riders struggled to get back into the game.

Cornwall and the debuting Mujeeb Ur Rahman dismissed Tion Webster, Colin Munro and Tim Seifert in quick succession to leave Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard with a major rescue job on their hands.

When Pollard fell to Ur Rahman straight after the PowerPlay all looked lost for the Knight Riders but Pooran and Sunil Narine put together a fine rebuilding partnership to leave the home team well set at 100/4 with five overs to go.

Nicholas Pooran put up a valiant fight with a battling half-century but the 132 they posted was short of a competitive total.

However when Obed McCoy bowled Pooran for a well-constructed 52 off 44 balls that signaled the end of the Knight Riders fight back.

In Reply, This year CPL leading run scorer, Kyle Mayers, hit a stunning 79 from 35 balls and lead the Royals to a comfortable win.

Daryn Dupavillon provided the early joy clean bowling Cornwall for 1. but Corbin Bosch and Quinton De Kock ensured the Royals remain unbeaten. at the post-match presentation,

Kieron Pollard | Knight Riders skipper: “We didn’t string enough partnerships, just had one between Pooran and Narine. On this kind of pitch, you need to get more partnerships. Then with the ball, we didn’t bowl wicket-to-wicket, gave too much width and made it easy for Mayers. Dropped catches as well. Dismal performance.”

David Miller | Royals skipper: “Guys contributing at different stages is really amazing. Mayers today was amazing, the shot selection and the power was really great to see. Bowlers set it up for us, they executed well. He (Mujeeb) is a world class bowler, landed yesterday and got straight in.”

Kyle Mayers | Player of the Match: “I’m just staying positive and enjoying the team environment. Knowing my role and doing it well. Staying aggressive as possible and putting the bowlers under pressure. Guys are willing to go out and play for each other. From the beginning, the team gelled well and I think that’s important.”

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