AUGUST 29 – After two thrilling games at Warner Park, Barbados Royals women and Saint Kitts & Nevis Patriots men were declared the winners of the inaugural 6IXTY.
Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, raised his own trophy after the Patriots won the first men’s 6IXTY.
Before scoring the go-ahead runs to push his team over the finish line, Gayle was dropped twice in one over. It was flawlessly scripted by you.
The Trinbago Knight Riders made a difficult start to their innings when put in to bat in the men’s final, losing two early wickets and found themselves 6/2 after only nine balls.
St. Kitts, August 29: Barbados Royals women and Saint Kitts & Nevis Patriots men were named the victors of the first 6IXTY after two tense matches at Warner Park.
Following the Patriots’ victory in the first men’s 6IXTY, Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, raised his own trophy.
Gayle was dropped twice in one over prior to scoring the winning runs to help his team win the game. You wrote the script perfectly.
In the men’s final, the Trinbago Knight Riders had a challenging start to their innings after being put in to bat. They lost two early wickets and were 6/2 after just nine balls.
The first breakthrough came from Russell, who bowled Evin Lewis for 21. Narine then easily dispatched Dewald Brevis, who went scoreless.
But when the Universe Boss stepped up to the plate, the excitement really picked up. He came out with his customary determination and went aerial since there was a trophy named after him and eternal bragging rights on the line.
With just 13 needed from 12 balls, Jayden Seales dropped him before Anderson Phillip downed him two balls later. This always carries some risk.
When four outs were left, the man for whom the trophy was named faced Gayle and Fletcher after seven needed off the final over.
He swung forcefully in line with his typical technique, hitting the line on the inside. The Patriots were already jubilant as the ball sped away for a touchdown, and Gayle’s wry smile was simply a sign of what it meant to win the first championship and hoist a trophy with his name on it.
The Trinbago Knight Riders women were stunned by a spell cast by Shakera Selman, who also assisted Barbados Royls in becoming the first team to win the women’s Universe Boss 6IXTY trophy.
Selman took three wickets in the penultimate over to clean out the Knight Riders’ batters and secure a 15-run victory with the team already in trouble.
When the Royals batted first, captain Hayley Matthews and Aaliyah Alleyne laid the groundwork before Matthews was dismissed for 15.
Their problems grew worse as Anisa Mohammed’s brilliant bowling in the middle overs resulted in the stumping of the in-form Chloe Tryon and Alleyne shortly after each other without adding to the score.
With her 15, Chinelle Henry provided resistance, and the batting side reached 64 before Cooper was out for 6, and the Royals were all out after 56 deliveries, scoring 65 runs.
The Knight Riders made an all-around effort in the field, and with Deandra Dottin beginning the batting and looking sharp, they exuded confidence as they went out to chase the runs in search of the championship.
It became obvious that the pursuit would be difficult when Lee-Ann Kirby fell in the opening round. The Knight Riders were suddenly 13/2 at the conclusion of the second over after Dottin, in a shocking turn of events, chopped on to her own stumps in the same over.
The Royals kept the run chase under control and maintained their bowling discipline.
Before the ball found the rope, there was a spell of 37 balls during which the boundaries dried up. With the batting side requiring 19 runs from only 12, the game appeared to be on the verge of a nail-biter.
Selman, though, delivered a spectacular over here, catching Jensen for seven runs after which Luus was caught at mid-off and Kycia Knight was caught by Joseph to clinch the victory.
The celebration might start now that the Barbados Royals had won the inaugural women’s 6IXTY.
Four men’s teams had entered the field for the two semi-final matches earlier in the day. The St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots defeated the Jamaica Tallawahs in the opening game of the day, setting a tournament record for the most successful run chase.
In addition, Gayle launched his first maximum of the competition throughout the game to wild applause from the revealing crowd.
Rakheem Cornwall’s rockets off the bat helped the Barbados Royals sail out of the gates in the second semifinal.
However, when he was out, the run rate dropped, and the Royals were only able to score 101/5 off of their first 60 balls.
After Narine was dismissed for 31, TKR blasted to 43/1, but Tion Webster played brilliantly for his 27 to help slow down the chase.
In the end, Hinds’ massive six with eight balls left helped them go to the final with a three-wicket victory.