CPL 2020: SLZ vs TKR – Bravo brothers take Knight Riders to the top of the table after win in rain-infested game

The 13th game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) treated the spectators with an enthralling contest between table-toppers, St Lucia Zouks (SLZ) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR). TKR captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and had no hesitation in chasing. SLZ went off to a dismal start after losing three wickets within the powerplay, going…

CPL 2020: SLZ vs TKR – Bravo brothers take Knight Riders to the top of the table after win in rain-infested game

The 13th game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) treated the spectators with an enthralling contest between table-toppers, St Lucia Zouks (SLZ) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR).

TKR captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and had no hesitation in chasing. SLZ went off to a dismal start after losing three wickets within the powerplay, going at seven runs an over.

Pollard did well to rotate his bowlers and never let the opposition to settle down. Dwayne Bravo was the pick of the bowlers, as he conceded only seven runs in his three overs and got the crucial breakthroughs of Rahkeem Cornwall and Roston Chase.

Bravo picked up his 500th T20 and 100th CPL wicket in the process. Debutant Pravin Tambe (1/15) also picked his maiden scalp in the tournament.

It went down to Afghan duo, Najibullah Zadran (21) and Mohammad Nabi (30), who added a few precious runs to take the score to 111/6 by the 18th over, before rain played spoilsport.

Steady showers halted play for more than an hour. After the resumption of the game, the DLS method came into play with TKR needing 72 runs in nine overs.

After a reliable start, TKR lost a flurry of wickets in the middle. Three wickets in quick succession for Zouks brought back excitement into the game.

It was the other Bravo, this time Darren, who took the onus on himself to seal the win and take his team to the top of the table. He played a fluent knock of 23* which came off just 13 deliveries. Bravo junior smashed a couple of sumptuous hits over the fence in the process.

In the end, it turned out to be a cakewalk for the Knight Riders who won the contest by six wickets. DJ Bravo was adjudged as the ‘Player of the Match‘. TKR meet Guyana Amazon Warriors next on Friday, August 28.

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James Anderson Breaks Into Top 10 After Reaching 600 Test Wickets

James Anderson the first pacer to take 600 wickets in Tests has also fought his way back into the top-ten rankings for Test bowlers after his splendid bowling performance in the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. With the 1-0 series win, England is now 4th with 105 ratings and 3882 points. The Lancashire fast bowler who is of 6ft 2 inch height has moved up six places in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Ranking for Bowlers and occupies the eighth spot with 781 points ahead of the likes of Jasprit Bumrah who

James Anderson Breaks Into Top 10 After Reaching 600 Test Wickets

James Anderson the first pacer to take 600 wickets in Tests has also fought his way back into the top-ten rankings for Test bowlers after his splendid bowling performance in the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. With the 1-0 series win, England is now 4th with 105 ratings and 3882 points.

The Lancashire fast bowler who is of 6ft 2 inch height has moved up six places in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Ranking for Bowlers and occupies the eighth spot with 781 points ahead of the likes of Jasprit Bumrah who is 9th with 779 points and Trent Boult who is 10th with 770 points.

The list is headed by of Australia with 904 points and is followed by James Anderson’s bowling partner Stuart Broad who has 845 points.

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James Anderson celebrating his 600 Test wicket. Image Credit: Getty Images.

James Anderson Becomes First Pacer To Reach 600 Test Wickets

The match was definitely memorable for James Anderson as he went on to become the first-ever pacer to reach 600 Test wickets in the history of the game. He also proved that he can still produce some more memorable performances after murmurs of his retirement started in rounds following indifferent performances earlier in the summer. He has 23 wickets already in 2020 and his behind teammate Stuart Broad who has 38 wickets to his name.

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James Anderson. Image Credit: Getty Images

But Stuart Broad has played 2 tests more. In the list of most wickets in tests in 2020, England’s bowlers occupy the first five spots. England definitely has played more tests than other teams but it will be interesting to see how things shape up at year-end.

James Anderson Claimed 7 Wickets In The Last Test against Pakistan

James Anderson had taken 5 wickets in the first innings of the final test as fans waited with bated breath but on the fifth day, their hopes were fulfilled when he claimed wickets of Abid Ali and Azhar Ali.

It was classical James Anderson again as he dented holes into Pakistan’s top-order in the first innings courtesy his advanced seam and swing, but had to wait for his fifth wicket as England fielders missed several chances. He finally claimed the fifth wicket in the form of Naseem Shah who was caught by Dom Sibley to complete his 29th five-wicket-haul in Test match cricket.

But the moment of joy came on the fifth and final day when James Anderson bowled from back of the length and Azhar Ali’s thick edge flew to England skipper Joe Root at first slip. He is now focused for his next assignment which is representing his side in Australia in the 2021-22 Ashes.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad
James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Besides James Anderson, Stuart Broad has also made some significant gains in the rankings. The fast bowler, who completed his 500th wicket earlier in the summer, has moved to the second position in the Test rankings. Pat Cummins, however, is still going strong at the top spot with 904 points despite having played only one Test since January.

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