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Playing before a packed Sabina Park crowd in Kingstown, the Patriots were rolled over for a paltry 75-run which signalled their sixth loss in seven matches.
Winning the toss and asking the Tallawahs to bat, the Patriots quickly removed openers Chadwick Walton and Chris Gayle with the score on 20, but a 74-run partnership between Rovman Powell (35) and Kumar Sangakkara (65) laid the platform for the big hitters to come.
The Patriots bowlers had no answer for the strong hitting from Sangakkara who blasted 7x4s and 2x6s before he was removed hooking a slower short ball from Krishmar Santokie to be caught at the midwicket boundary.
Andre Russell and Shakib Al Hasan punished the poor bowling by all of the Patriots bowlers, including young pacer Alzarri Joseph who proved to be the most expensive with figures of four overs, 63 runs and no wicket, as the Tallawahs posted a competitive 183 for 6.