In a thrilling match of CPL 2023, the Trinbago Knight Riders secured their first win of the season with a remarkable six-wicket victory over the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Chasing a challenging target of 179, the Knight Riders exhibited dominance by achieving the goal in just 17.1 overs. While the game was marked by noteworthy events, including the tournament’s inaugural red card and a fiery innings by Nicholas Pooran, it was Kieron Pollard who truly illuminated the stage with an unprecedented display of power hitting at Warner Park in Basseterre.
At the helm of the Knight Riders’ innings, Pollard, the 36-year-old skipper, orchestrated a breathtaking spectacle during the final stages of the match. With an unbeaten 37 off only 16 deliveries, Pollard hammered an astounding five sixes, with the majority of his explosive hits occurring during the 15th over. This remarkable display is poised to reverberate across the cricketing world for years to come.
Facing Afghan leg-spinner Izharhulhaq Naveed, who had been an efficient bowler for the Patriots, Pollard showcased his brute strength from the outset. His intentions were clear as he powered a colossal 101-meter pull shot on just the second ball, leaving the spectators in awe. However, it was the second half of the over that left an indelible mark. With successive sixes of 107 meters, 102 meters and another roof-clearing hit, Pollard exhibited an unparalleled level of hitting prowess.
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