Imad Wasim delivers it to Pollard, and he’s caught by a spectacular catch from Fabian Allen! Astonishing! Fabian Allen has just executed a breathtaking catch at deep mid-wicket. Pollard seemed determined to clear the boundary, but Allen, stationed in the deep, sprinted in and lunged forward, taking an exceptional one-handed catch to his right.
The ball was descending quickly, but Allen displayed incredible athleticism to grasp it. His fingers were securely beneath the ball, and as a result, Pollard is forced to make his exit. The captain of TKR, Pollard, walks off the field with a disheartened expression. Without a doubt, this catch could very well be the highlight of the entire tournament!
The Trinbago Knight Riders put on a dominant display today. Sunil Narine, opening the batting, played a brief but impactful innings, smashing three boundaries before departing for a quick 6-ball 15. Martin Guptill and Nicholas Pooran took a more cautious approach, guiding TKR to a formidable 47-run total in the powerplay. While Pooran significantly accelerated the scoring rate, Guptill focused on rotating the strike and giving the in-form batsman more opportunities.
Nicholas Pooran reached his fifty in 33 balls, and it was Imad Wasim who ended the threatening 80-run partnership by dismissing the dangerous left-hander. Imad struck again in his next over, removing Pollard with the assistance of a sensational catch by Fabian Allen, injecting new life into the Tallawahs’ pursuit.
However, TKR went on a rampage in the next 12 balls, with the sequence reading as follows: 0 0 1 4 2 NB4 6 and 6 0 6 6 0 0. Andre Russell smashed three sixes in a single over off Imad, while Guptill, who had reached his half-century, sealed the victory for Trinbago with 16 balls to spare.
In the earlier innings, Jamaica struggled with the bat, and Imad Wasim’s half-century was their only saving grace as they managed to cross the 150-run mark. Nevertheless, it proved to be woefully inadequate against the dominant home team.