Match Over - Trinbago Knight Riders won by 3 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Trinbago Knight Riders, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
  • Referee: D Govindjee
  • When: 09 Sep 2017, 03:00 SAST
  • Winner: Trinbago Knight Riders
  • Man of the Match: KK Cooper


  • Umpire1: L Rusere
  • Umpire2: GO Brathwaite
  • Third Umpire: JD Cloete



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots



Overs: 19.0 / 20.0

Trinbago Knight Riders

1.50am Dwayne Bravo walks up the podium to collect the trophy. He is joined by his team-mates and the partisan crowd roars again. Dwayne Bravo's Champion song blares in the background. Fitting finish to an exciting tournament. The jigs and the Calypso beats added to the spectacle of the final. Hope you enjoyed the party as much as we did. Until the next party gets started, it's goodbye and goodnight from Nikhil Kalro and Deivarayan Muthu. Many thanks for tuning in

1.15am It was the night of cameos. In the first innings, Mohammad Nabi smacked 18 off five balls to haul Patriots to a competitive 135 for 6. Cottrell built on it and made the early inroads in the chase; Shamsi and Hafeez then tightened the noose in the middle overs.

Cooper and Ramdin sensibly dealt in singles and twos and helped reduce the equation to 33 off the last three overs. Cooper, ultimately, went cray cray to secure a second CPL title for Trinbago Knight Riders. That he did so with an over to spare was incredible. Spare a thought for the Patriots who have moved up from finishing rock bottom to runners-up. I'll bring you the presentations shortly.

Fabian Allen of the Patriots wins an award for claiming the best catch of CPL 2017.

Cooper, Player of the Match: After we finished bowling, we thought we had an easy target. We did not bat well in the first six, though. I just told Ramdin to stay till the end. When I saw them set the field [in the end overs], I knew they were bowling to my strength - over cover. I just kept practicing, it has been while since I have made runs with the bat. This win is very special to me and I have been with this franchise for five years. I was off the field getting treatment for the hamstring, so I did not bowl the final over. Credit to Bravo, he had a niggle, but bowled it [the final over].

Chadwick Walton, Player of the Series: I am very happy to be part of the Guyana franchise. Disappointed not to make the final but that's cricket. I missed Chris at the top of the order but found a new partner in Guptill. I have learnt a lot and hope I can carry my consistency to England and so on.

Gayle: First let me say congratulations to Dwayne Bravo. They [Knight Riders] finished on top and finished with the title. To the St Kitts people and the franchise, thank you. To make it to the final - it's something superb. Both me and Lewis did not get off to a flying start today and I can easily say we were 20 runs short. But Cooper and Ramdin held their nerve. I can't fault the guys for the effort. It is a tough pill to swallow but such is life. The dew came into play, and the ball was very wet. I had to use a fast bowler and Cooper went berserk. Hopefully, this takes us forward. This is a young team and we see what the future holds. Phil (Simmons) is a cool, calm character. Credit to him too. We've got to move on from here.

Dwayne Bravo: Thanks to almighty god, the people of Trinidad and Taobago, and my team-mates. I think we deserve to be champions. I play around the world; the people in Trinidad always come and support us. If you look at both games in the playoffs, we had plans for Chris and Evin. Credit to our analyst - our game plan was to bowl very full to Evin, and it paid off. I just wanted the boys to give their best and stick to the plan. When you are destined for greatness, it will happen. This team is destined for greatness. We are a family. Kevon Cooper, we always back him. At some point, you've got to come good. Before, we did not need him much. Today, he came to the party. Trinidad and Tobago, this is for you.

Darren Bravo: Cooper said he would win it for us. He come out on top and batting with Ramdin would have helped him a lot.

Ramdin: It was pretty special. We had to do it batting till the end. Cooper played an amazing innings. Narine! What a wonderful bowler he is.

Cooper: This means so much to me. To come out here and make my team win is a special moment. Thank god! We just wanted to take it to the last three overs. I just kept believing in myself, and this is very special.All I was telling Denesh to bat till the end. Today was a good day to turn up for my team. I just told myself: stay focused. I have not scored runs in a long time, thanks to the crowd.

Narine: I always had faith in us. Yeah at the start of any game, we have faith. I hope Cooper goes from strength to strength. We will celebrate like Trinidadians tonight.

Katich, Knight Riders coach: Denesh Ramdin was outstanding, Cooper has been here for a long time. He held his nerve in the end and was magnificent. Dwayne had tweaked his hamstring - so we sent him in the Powerplay as he might not have been able to bat at the end. Thanks to Baz, Shadab, Amla who are not with us now. This is like a team full of brothers.

Venky Mysore, TKR CEO: It was such a dramatic finish. You could not have asked for a better finish. A huge thank you to Trinidad and Tobago in general - both in the stadium and across the country

Darren Bravo intervenes and carries Mysore into a team huddle. Chants of "TKR! TKR!TKR!" ring around the Brian Lara cricket academy. The players go on a lap of honour. The party will go on all night. Crazy scenes in Tarouba

18.6BW Hilfenhaus to D Ramdin, 1 run, Trinabgo Knight Riders are the 2017 CPL Champions under firework-filled skies! The jubilant players tear in and mob Cooper - the hero of the night. He breaks into tears in front of a near full house and is embraced by his captain Dwayne Bravo. Ramdin, meanwhile, wheels away and flings his gloves up in the air. In contrast, glum faces in the Patriots camp. How did TKR seal it: back of a length on middle, hacked away to the right of mid-on. Not middled but that's all she wrote for this season.

Trinbago Knight Riders' players line up by the edge of the boundary. They're ready to celebrate

18.5BW Hilfenhaus to KK Cooper, 1 run, Copper slinks away outside the leg stump, this is really full on off stump, driven down to mid-off.
18.4BW Hilfenhaus to KK Cooper, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, Hilfenhaus now goes short on the leg stump, not short enough to trouble Cooper. He pulls it firmly to the right of deep midwicket. Nabi can't cut it off this time around. What a turnaround from Cooper and Knight Riders.
18.3BW Hilfenhaus to KK Cooper, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, follows the six with a four over backward point. Hilefanhaus loses his head and the plot. Overpitched and outside off, Cooper, having cleared his front leg throws his bat at the ball and scythes it away. Fetch that!.
18.3BW Hilfenhaus to KK Cooper, NO BALL, BOUNDARY, 7 runs, Cooper smokes another six over the cover boundary, leaps in the air, and pumps his fist! Square-leg umpire calls it a no-ball for height. Darren Bravo is pumped in the dug out. Full-toss above the waist on off stump, clattered away over the boundary for a crucial six.
18.2BW Hilfenhaus to KK Cooper, 2 runs, slower short ball on middle, Cooper eyes up a pull and winds up splicing a top edge over midwicket. Nabi tumbles to his right in the deep and swats the ball back to the other chasing fielder. The timing of the slide-and-flick effort was brilliant. He saves two for his side.
18.2BW Hilfenhaus to KK Cooper, WIDE, 1 run, this wider than the previous ball - well past the tramline.
18.2BW Hilfenhaus to KK Cooper, WIDE, 1 run, very full and wide outside off, Cooper extends his hands as far as he could but could not slash it away. Tight, tight call from Brathwaite. Just inside the tramline.

Deep Gill: "Shrey, I disagree. In the ipl final, Pune chose to take the game to the end while in this game, T&T are forced to take the game to the brink. "

18.1BW Hilfenhaus to D Ramdin, 1 run, pinpoint yorker on off stump, Ramdin can only jab it down to mid-off.
End of over 18. 11 runs this over. 114/7 after 108 balls.
KK Cooper 12 (9b 0x4 1x6 ) SS Cottrell 3-0-21-2
D Ramdin 24 (29b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 5 runs this over. 103/7 after 102 balls.
D Ramdin 21 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 4-0-20-2
KK Cooper 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 98/7 after 96 balls.
D Ramdin 19 (23b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 4-0-17-0
KK Cooper 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Hayan: "After the IPL final, this looks like Deja Vu for Christian!"

Shubham : "If Ramdin can make it to the final over and then finishes of in Msd style."

End of over 15. 4 runs this over. 93/7 after 90 balls.
D Ramdin 16 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 3-0-16-2
KK Cooper 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 4 runs this over. 89/6 after 83 balls.
JPR Scantlebury-Searles 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 3-0-12-0
D Ramdin 13 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 7 runs this over. 85/6 after 77 balls.
JPR Scantlebury-Searles 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 2-0-12-1
D Ramdin 10 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Samraat: "This is turning out to be one of best T20 final i have ever seen" --- Drink it man, man (in Chris Jericho's voice)

End of over 12. 9 runs this over. 78/6 after 72 balls.
JPR Scantlebury-Searles 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-19-2
D Ramdin 9 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 69/5 after 65 balls.
D Ramdin 8 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 1-0-5-1
DT Christian 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 64/4 after 60 balls.
D Ramdin 6 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 2-0-8-0
Hamza Tariq 17 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more

That's also drinks. This game is finely placed, and it'll be Deiva M to take you through to the end of the tournament. Enjoy.

End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 58/4 after 54 balls.
Hamza Tariq 16 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-10-2
D Ramdin 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 3 runs this over. 52/3 after 48 balls.
DM Bravo 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 1-0-3-0
Hamza Tariq 12 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 49/3 after 42 balls.
DM Bravo 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-4-1
Hamza Tariq 10 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 19 runs this over. 48/2 after 36 balls.
C Munro 29 (20b 0x4 3x6 ) Mohammad Nabi 1-0-19-0
Hamza Tariq 9 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 29/2 after 30 balls.
C Munro 10 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-3-0
Hamza Tariq 9 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 9 runs this over. 26/2 after 24 balls.
Hamza Tariq 8 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) SS Cottrell 2-0-11-2
C Munro 8 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 17/2 after 18 balls.
Hamza Tariq 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) BW Hilfenhaus 2-0-8-0
C Munro 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 3 runs this over. 13/2 after 12 balls.
Hamza Tariq 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) SS Cottrell 1-0-3-2
C Munro 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 10 runs this over. 10/0 after 6 balls.
SP Narine 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) BW Hilfenhaus 1-0-4-0
C Munro 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
SP NarineC SS Cottrell B SS Cottrell340075
C MunroC E Lewis B Mohammad Hafeez292303126.09
DJ BravoB SS Cottrell0100-
Hamza TariqC BA King B T Shamsi18221081.82
DM BravoLBW Mohammad Hafeez160016.67
D Ramdinnot out 26310083.87
DT ChristianRun out JL Carter,DC Thomas 8610133.33
JPR Scantlebury-SearlesC E Lewis B T Shamsi280025
KK Coopernot out 291422207.14
Yasir Shah -
RR Beaton -
Total 136/7
BW Hilfenhaus3.0030010
SS Cottrell3.002127
Mohammad Hafeez4.001924.75
Mohammad Nabi1.0019019
CR Brathwaite4.001704.25
T Shamsi4.002025