Red Steel captain Dwayne Bravo produced a man of the match performance as he lifted his side off the bottom of the 2015 Hero Caribbean Premier League table as they cruised past the Patriots in the last game at Warner Park.
Bravo claimed his second four-wicket haul of this year’s CPL, taking 4-29 in 4 superb overs – which also saw him reach the milestone of 250 T20 wickets, only the fifth player to reach that landmark.
Bravo was ably supported by Samuel Badree (2-18) and Johan Botha (2-23) ans the Patriots struggled to put together a challenging total only a few hours after their fine win over the St Lucia Zouks, bowled out off the last ball for 146 in their 20 overs.
That was largely thanks to Devon Thomas’s fabulous late knock of 44 off 23 balls, including 22 off the last over, which saw them at least have something to defend, but when Jacques Kallis hit five glorious boundaries in the first two overs of the Red Steel’s reply, it never looked enough.
Kallis went for 23 and Cameron Delport made 38, but despite their dismissals and disappointments for Darren Bravo and Dwayne with the bat, Willian Perkins’ excellent 64 off 43 balls saw his side home, spanking the winning runs for four through the offside.