Sunil Narine restricts Andre Russell to a maiden over in CPL 2021; Fans say vintage Narine is back

Narine bowls a maiden over to Russell: Jamaica Tallawahs were playing against Trinbago Knight Riders in the 19th match of the 2021 edition of CPL on Tuesday. Jamaica won the toss and elected to bowl first. Trinbago Knight Riders reached to a total of 167/4 after the completion of 20 overs. Lendl Simmons gave a good start to the innings scoring 42 runs off 39 deliveries including 3 fours and 1 six. Keiron Pollard scored an unbeaten 39 runs off 18 balls with a strike rate of 216.66. Tim Seifert scored a quickfire 24 runs off 8 deliveries at a strike rate of about 300.

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Jamaica Tallawahs did not have a good start to the run chase. They lost 4 wickets in the powerplay and were struggling at 21/4. When Andre Russell came out to bat his team was struggling at 63/6 after 12 overs. The required run rate was 13 and Russell was expected to go after every ball he faces.

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Trinbago skipper Keiron Pollard immediately brought Sunil Narine to bowl the 14th over against Russell. Narine kept bowling dot balls as Russell failed to connect the bat with the ball. Russell was using his full power to smash the ball out of the park but he failed miserably. Eventually Narine bowled a maiden over against Russell. Pollard brought Narine for another over but this time the spinner picked up the wicket of the power hitter. Russell scored a run off 11 deliveries. Narine in his 4 over spell took 2 wickets giving away only 11 runs. Jamaica were bowled out for 92 in 18.2 overs.

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Andre Russell was expected to score runs and win the match for the Jamaicans but he failed miserably. Trinbago sealed the victory by 75 runs.

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