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CPL: Royals defeat Knight Riders in rain-affected match

Some players in action during today's match (Photo: CPL)

The Barbados Royals secured a victory by Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method over the Trinbago Knight Riders after the match was called off due to heavy rainfall.

This was the eight match of this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League, with both the Barbados Royals and Trinbago Knight Riders entering undefeated. Royals had won their first two matches while Knight Riders won their first match and had the second one abandoned due to rain.

The Royals have managed strong opening partnerships throughout the season and today was no different with a 85-run stand between Kyle Mayers and Quinton De Nock.

Barbados Royals got off to a sensational start, making their highest powerplay score so far of the season with 67 runs, Mayers scoring 45 of those.

After losing the wickets of both openers, Miller continued the momentum with some big shots, frustrating the Knight Rider’s bowling attack, before a late batting cameo from Jason Holder took the side to 194/4.

The Knight Riders needed a good start to chase the target but lost six wicket in the powerplay.

Their highest scorer managed only 12 runs.

Knight Riders managed only 51 runs from eight overs before rain brought an end to play at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Saint Lucia.

Royals were declared winners through the DLS method.

David Miller won the Player-of-the-Match award.

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