The Barbados Tridents made it two from two after defeating the Jamaica Tallawahs last night at the Kensington Oval. The defending champions faced Chris Gayle in hot form but the Tallawahs skipper failed to fire and the biggest cheer of the night came when Jason Holder held a skier off Ryad Emrit to remove the dangerous opener for 9.
The Tridents batted first and scored 161-4 thanks largely to Dwayne Smith (56) and Shoab Malik (43) with a cameo 17 from Jonathan Carter off five balls. It never looked enough, but when Gayle departed the visitors barely kept up with the pace and lost wickets at regular intervals. Robin Petersen was once again the pick of the bowlers as the Tallawahs came up 16 short on 145-9. During the game there were 14 sixes some of which were belted out off the ground. Barbados skipper Kieron Pollard failed with the bat because of a magnificent catch by Rusty Theron on the boundary, but he took two wickets and was always in the thick of the action. Next match is on Thursday when the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel come to the Kensington Oval and another thriller is expected.