Patriots sink the Stars at home

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League 2018…After finally breaking the curse of 14 consecutive losses, St Lucia Stars (SLS) found themselves in a familiar position when they lost by seven wickets to the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SKNP) on Tuesday evening at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.The square-off was between the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) bottom runners, but the visiting side, Patriots, did well to secure the win and move on to four points while Stars still sit in the cellar seat on two points.Stars, given the opportunity to bat first could only get 69 on the board as Mahmudullah, Sheldon Cottrell and Sandeep Lamichhane bedazzled the top order.Cottrel finished with 3 – 14 from 2.3 overs while Mahmudullah was excellent with 2 – 20 from 4 and Lamichhane had 2 – 13 from two overs. A wicket each went to Carlos Brathwaite and Ben Cutting as Qais Ahmed top scored with a fighting 24.David Warner (14) was the only other batsman to reach double figures.In reply, Patriots raced to 70 – 3 in eight overs even, with Devon Thomas top scoring at the top of the order with 38.The skipper Chris Gayle gave Thomas the opportunity to face the new ball alongside Evin Lewis (13), and he was aggressive with five boundaries and a six in the 21 balls he played.Patriots lost Brandon King, (17) and Tom Cooper (00) in the chase but it stopped at Anton Devcich who was left not out with Thomas as the Nevis side triumphed.last_img

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