One hundred and thirty-two (132) runs. That’s all Royal Challengers Bangalore needed yesterday.
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Crusoe into UWI semis
Defending champion Club Crusoe is into the semi final of the 2017 UWI T20 tournament after a narrow four-run win over Central Sports.
Batting first Club Crusoe made 161 all out in 19.2 overs and then restricted Central Sports to 159/9 in their 20 overs.
Kjorn Ottley again looked good for Central Sports but fell 11 runs short of his third half century. His 39 which was the mainstay of the Central Sports batting came of 29 balls.
Earlier, Club Crusoe batting first scored 161 all out in 19.2 overs. Lead in the charge for the Tobago outfit was Christopher Vincent who scored 62 of just 37 balls with four fours and five sixes.
Rachard Forde slammed the bowling to all parts of the ground in getting 42 of 22 balls. He lifted the ball over the ropes on three occasions and added three fours as well.
Vikash Rampersad also thrilled the fans on hand with three huge sixes as he counted 20 of the 11 balls sent down to him.
The best of the Central Sports bowlers was Jahan Alfred with 3/15, Rakesh Maharaj 2/15 and Varun Samaroo 2/26.
UWI Quarterfinal scores
Club Crusoe - 161 all out (19.2) (Christopher Vincent 62, Rachad Forde - 42, Vikash Rampersad 20, Jahran Alfred 3/15, Varun Samaroo 2/26, Rakesh Maharaj) vs Central Sports 157/9 (20) (Kjorn Ottley 37)