Javon Searles slapped the final ball of the innings for four as Trinbago Knight Riders produced their second successive unlikely CPL run-chase to gain revenge on Jamaica Tallawahs with a four-wicket victory in Florida.
Dwayne Bravo’s 11-ball 36 proved crucial in gaining an edge after the run-chase had looked so unlikely when Trinbago slumped to 28/3 at the end of the Power Play in pursuit of 183.
Darren Bravo came to the rescue again as he struck five maximums in a 35-ball 50 as he shared a century stand with Colin Munro with a superb 67 from 51 before being bowled round his legs by Russell.
Skipper Dwayne Bravo provided the crucial shot of impetus the Knight Riders needed with three successive sixes off Krishmar Santokie in the 18th over and five in all in a blistering 11-ball stay at the crease.
Earlier, Tallawahs had made 182 from 20 overs as Phillips and Miller stood out with their excellent knocks to give their side a chance. Though, Tallawahs had some luck on their side when Phillips had made only 44 from 41 balls when Bravo spilled a simple chance when the Tallawahs were recovering from a slow start.
Phillips and Miller were watchful, to the extent that the run-rate only climbed back above six in the 12th over. Miller was more fluent, with his half-century coming up in just 25 balls with a nonchalant flick off his pads over square-leg for six. He was there at the end to dispatch the last two balls of the innings for a four and his fifth six of the day, way back over long-on, to finish on an unbeaten 72 from 34 balls.
Knight Riders now have three wins from their five matches, as do the Tallawahs who have suffered back-to-back defeats after starting their campaign with three victories.