Royals win again

Gros Islet – Barbados Royals marched to their third successive win on Wednesday in St Lucia to remain unbeaten in the men’s Caribbean Premier League.

Half-centuries from David Miller and Kyle Mayers laid the foundation for an 80-run win under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method after rain at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground ended the contest abruptly with Trinbago Knight Riders on the ropes.

Asked to bat in the first match of this leg of the tournament, Royals captain Miller lashed 60 from 36 balls and the irrepressible Mayers 52 from 33 balls – and the Barbadian franchise reached 194 for four off their 20 overs.

In reply, part-time off-spinner Devon Thomas grabbed 2-4 in his only over, while left-arm pacer Obed McCoy took 2-11 and fellow pacer Oshane Thomas snared 2-18 to send TKR tumbling to 51 for seven from eight overs.

Rain, which had earlier forced a 20-minute break in the innings, then returned to end the match prematurely, handing Royals a win.

Royals are now one of two unbeaten teams in the competition – the other being Jamaica Tallawahs, who have played one match less.

Summarised scores:

Royals 194 for four off 20 overs (David Miller 60, Kyle Mayers 52, Quinton de Kock 44). TKR 51 for seven off eight overs (Devon Thomas 2-4, Obed McCoy 2-11, Oshane Thomas 2-18).


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