Match Over - St Lucia Stars won by 38 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Barbados Tridents, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
  • Referee: DO Hayles
  • When: 17 Aug 2018, 03:00 SAST
  • Winner: St Lucia Stars
  • Man of the Match: KA Pollard


  • Umpire1: L Rusere
  • Umpire2: N Duguid
  • Third Umpire: GO Brathwaite



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

St Lucia Stars



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Barbados Tridents

00.42am That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. We'll see you tomorrow for more CPL. Don't forget to read Peter Della Penna's report of this groundbreaking victory in a little while. On behalf of everyone else here, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Bye!

00.39am Kieron Pollard is the Man of the Match for his maiden T20 hundred.

Losing captain, Jason Holder: "We didn't bowl well enough. It was a tough wicket to bowl, and the wind factor made them target one end. Credit also to how Pollard played and Fletcher as well. We needed a good start with the bat too, which we didn't get, but we really fell away in the middle overs. It's only our second game, so we just need to gather some momentum. We have five home games later."

Winning captain, Kieron Pollard: "When's God's with you, nothing can go against you. Last night was disappointing, but today we responded well. Congratulations to the boys. The fans came out to support us, and we have another three games to play. We need them as our 12th man."

00.30am, Saturday Pollard gets down on his knees, Sammy punches the air - this is a new beginning for the St Lucia Stars. They win a game of cricket after 747 days, ending their 15-game losing streak as the dugout cheers as well. Even the Barbados Tridents seem happy for their opponents - great spirit of cricket. The Stars get together for a team huddle with Pollard and Sammy leading the boys out. Warner lets out a smile as well, blows a kiss to his missus in the stands. Smith and Amla congratulate Pollard too. Stick around for more reactions!

Darren Sammy: "Been a long time coming. The captain Pollard was disappointed yesterday but the way he stepped up today - the rest of the boys simply followed. We've come close in many games this season, we've been losing games in 2-3 overs. But to come here and get our first victory at home as the Stars, that's amazing, and the boys deserve to enjoy. St Lucia is the place to be, best place in the Caribbean."

19.6OC McCoy to SD Hope, 1 run, yorker to end the game! Lands on off stump, and tapped to point. St Lucia Stars win!.
19.5OC McCoy to RA Reifer, 1 run, slower ball outside off, and this has been tapped to point.
19.4OC McCoy to SD Hope, 1 run, yorker just outside off, and this has been wedged to point for a single.
19.3OC McCoy to JO Holder, OUT, No run, full on off, and sliced to long off! Off the bat's toe end, and Simmons makes no mistake.
19.2OC McCoy to JO Holder, 2 runs, slower ball outside of, and Holder mistimes a shot to the leg side. In the air for a long time, and Warner drops it at midwicket.
19.1OC McCoy to JO Holder, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full, and flicked off his toes to the fine-leg boundary.
End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 174/5 after 112 balls.
JO Holder 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) KAR Hodge 3-0-36-0
SD Hope 23 (14b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 169/5 after 108 balls.
SD Hope 22 (12b 0x4 2x6 ) OC McCoy 3-0-19-2
JO Holder 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Saleem : "20 Legal deliveries, and 12 Sixes needs, looking pretty EA Sports type"

Merin Kumar: "Last 2 days in Darren Sammy stadium, Darren Sammy didn't bowl, didn't involve any dismissal and batted only 1 ball and dismissed for Duck! Boss stuff"

End of over 17. 16 runs this over. 156/4 after 100 balls.
SD Hope 12 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) MJ McClenaghan 3-0-36-1
SPD Smith 26 (14b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 16. 16 runs this over. 134/4 after 94 balls.
SPD Smith 13 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) OF Smith 2-0-27-0
SD Hope 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"the 16th over is where things went pear-shaped for Stars last night when Darren Bravo struck five sixes off Pollard in a 32-run over. Stars supporters starting to twitch a bit right about now watching Aussie Smith take on Jamaican Smith."

End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 116/4 after 89 balls.
SD Hope 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) KAR Hodge 3-0-29-0
SPD Smith 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Merin Kumar: "Pollard should bowl from here on to make this game interesting "

End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 110/4 after 83 balls.
SD Hope 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) OC McCoy 2-0-14-1
SPD Smith 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

DWolfman: "Easy to say Pollard got the bowling wrong last night in hindsight when they were in the driver's seat for 35 overs. This game has time to go sideways for the Stars still."

End of over 13. 11 runs this over. 102/3 after 78 balls.
N Pooran 17 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) Qais Ahmad 4-0-29-2
SPD Smith 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

CJ: "In a 4 or 5 day game this Tridents team would have every other team beat hands down. But in t20 they appear to lack some firepower or containing bowler."

Stuart: "Good to see Pollard using his bowlers correctly tonight, this is game over already. First win for the Stars " -- Smith still here...

End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 91/2 after 72 balls.
HM Amla 14 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) OC McCoy 1-0-7-0
N Pooran 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

michael: "Think there's any chance of Cornwall replicating that celebration by Qais?" -- Sure, why not? Never judge a book by its cover

End of over 11. 9 runs this over. 84/2 after 66 balls.
DR Smith 58 (45b 10x4 1x6 ) Qais Ahmad 3-0-18-1
HM Amla 14 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

At this stage Stars were 110/3

End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 75/1 after 60 balls.
DR Smith 56 (42b 10x4 1x6 ) KAR Hodge 2-0-23-0
HM Amla 7 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 69/1 after 54 balls.
HM Amla 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) Qais Ahmad 2-0-9-0
DR Smith 51 (37b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 11 runs this over. 65/1 after 48 balls.
DR Smith 49 (35b 9x4 1x6 ) RRS Cornwall 1-0-11-0
HM Amla 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 50/1 after 41 balls.
DR Smith 37 (31b 6x4 1x6 ) Qais Ahmad 1-0-1-0
HM Amla 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Saleem : "Just like everyone of us, enjoying DR Smith Bat, the umpire is too...."

naren: "these umpires are only good for signaling Sixes. That nick was heard in NYC."

End of over 6. 3 runs this over. 47/1 after 35 balls.
DR Smith 37 (25b 6x4 1x6 ) OF Smith 2-0-10-0
HM Amla 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Shawn: "Amla at 3 can hurt the Tridents as he's not in good form at the moment"

Poor umpiring decision there. PDP says he could hear the nick all the way from Lauderhill in Florida

End of over 5. 7 runs this over. 44/0 after 29 balls.
MJ Guptill 7 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) MJ McClenaghan 3-0-20-0
DR Smith 36 (21b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 37/0 after 24 balls.
DR Smith 35 (20b 6x4 1x6 ) OF Smith 1-0-7-0
MJ Guptill 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more


End of over 3. 8 runs this over. 30/0 after 18 balls.
DR Smith 29 (16b 5x4 1x6 ) MJ McClenaghan 2-0-13-0
MJ Guptill 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 17 runs this over. 22/0 after 12 balls.
DR Smith 22 (11b 5x4 0x6 ) KAR Hodge 1-0-17-0
MJ Guptill 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
MJ Guptill 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ McClenaghan 1-0-5-0
DR Smith 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

More from Peter Della Penna: "Pollard's maiden T20 hundred makes him just the sixth player to do it in CPL history. The others: Colin Munro, Marlon Samuels, Andre Russell (twice), Chris Gayle (three times) and Dwayne Smith (four times)."

DR SmithC LMP Simmons B Qais Ahmad5845101128.89
MJ GuptillB MJ McClenaghan791077.78
HM AmlaSt. ADS Fletcher Qais Ahmad141410100
N PooranC DA Warner B OC McCoy231112209.09
SPD SmithC KAR Hodge B OC McCoy281631175
SD Hopenot out 251602156.25
JO HolderC LMP Simmons B OC McCoy14920155.56
RA Reifernot out 1100100
Wahab Riaz -
AR Nurse -
Mohammad Irfan -
Total 188/6
MJ McClenaghan4.0044111
KAR Hodge4.0041010.25
OF Smith3.0033011
Qais Ahmad4.002927.25
RRS Cornwall1.0011011
OC McCoy4.002837