The seventh game between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Stars was at its entertaining best. In a bizarre incident, the bowler deceived the batsman to get the ball to hit the stumps but in spite of the bails remained unmoved as the ball raced to the boundary with the bails intact.
The Carribean Premier League's fifth edition kicked off on August 4th and is soon catching up with the cricket fanatics all over the world. To add to the thrill and entertainment, a miraculous escape for St Lucia Stars batsman provided a great highlight reel for the tournament.
The St Lucia Stars batting first were restricted brilliantly by Trinbago Knight Riders who were struggling to score at even 6 runs per over. Andre Fletcher decided to take charge of the Lucia Stars' innings and chose left-arm spinner Khary Pierre to go after in the 7th over. On the second delivery of the over, Fletcher tried to slog Pierre over mid on for a six but completely missed the delivery that went on to hit the leg stump. Pierre jumped with joy and started to celebrate the second wicket of the innings but it was cut short when he realized that the stumps were intact and the ball had passed wicketkeeper Dinesh Ramdin for a boundary.
The moment had stunned the home crowd, the commentators and the fielding team alike and an expression of disbelief shone on each of the player's face. Replays showed that the ball had indeed hit a good chunk of the leg stump and the bails had been dislodged but only to settle back in the groove.
Chewing gum on the stumps pic.twitter.com/Hhe4I8Lv7u— CPL T20 (@CPL) August 8, 2017
Nonetheless, the home side restricted the Stars to a paltry score of 118/9 in the stipulated 20 overs and chased down the target without breaking a sweat to seal the game in their favour with 26 deliveries to spare.