Santokie (5-24) and Darren Bravo (65) star on night of action
Jamaica’s left-arm seamer Kirshmar Santokie and Darren Bravo, the Trinidad and Tobago left-hander, starred in the first half of Match 10 of the West Indies Cricket Board's Caribbean T20 Tournament at Queen’s Park Oval on Wednesday night. Darren scorched 65 from 44 balls, with three sixes and four boundaries as the home side rattled 157-7 off 18 overs in a match reduced due to heavy afternoon rain. Santokie was equally brilliant taking the first five-for of the CT20. He ended with a career-best 5-24 from four overs.
At the halfway stage in the innings Trinidad and Tobago were struggling on 67-4, but belted 90 runs in the last nine overs much to the delight of the crowd of close to 14 000. Darren brought up his half-century with a slash to the third man for his third boundary from just 34 balls. He also had three towering sixes to reach the landmark, and added 69 for the fifth wicket with his older brother Dwayne, who made 28 from 19 balls.
Santokie slowed the scoring however. Early up he knocked over William Perkins, attempting a scoop; then had Lendl Simmons caught by Xavier Marshall at point. In his second spell, Dwayne Bravo was also caught by Marshall trying to hit over long-off; and then big-hitter Kieron Pollard was clean up with a full length ball. Santokie’s magical fifth wicket came when Darren Bravo was spectacularly caught by Andre Russell running in and diving full stretch from deep midwicket.