20 | 10 Runs 2 Wkts | BT: 148/10 (2 runs required, RR: 7.40)

  • Chemar Holder0 (2b)
  • Dominic Drakes3-0-25-1
  • Sheldon Cottrell4-0-27-3

11.59 pm: Well that turned out into quite a thriller after meandering about in the middle. Tridents had it, then Patriots had it, then Tridents came back, and then Patriots sneaked through. Do join us for more CPL action tomorrow. Until then, this is Saurabh Somani signing off on behalf of Peter Della Penna.

Carlos Brathwaite is the Man of the Match: Total team effort. To be honest I don't think I deserve this. Shamarh Brooks played a superb stabilising innings. We wanted to give Dominic (Drakes) as much to defend in the last over and myself and Cottrell picked up important wickets and didn't allow partnerships to build. In the last over, it was just about reassuring him about what he wanted to do. The message beforehand was 'Just keep it simple'. We play our best cricket when we keep it simple. Brooks played proper cricket shots and had consistent contributions around him. We would still like to get more consistent to get to 170-180. We thought 150 was about par, 15 runs short.

Jason Holder: We didn't bat well enough in the back end. I don't think we held our nerves well enough. Our destiny is in our hands (for the playoffs) and we just need to control what we can control. We just need to put together some runs on a consistent basis. Lots of positives in the group, the boys have done outstandingly. We just need to put it together as a collective unit.

11.55 pm: Patriots are through to the playoffs with this result, but Tridents aren't out of it yet. Peter Della Penna tells me tomorrow will be do or die for Tridents v Zouks.

11.42 pm: A thriller that both teams would have felt they were in control of through various points in the match. Tridents did well to keep Patriots to just 149, with Shakib making a fine start. He carried on with the bat too, and while he and Duminy were together, the chase looked a breeze. A collapse followed, with Carlos Brathwaite at the centre with three wickets, before Raymond Reifer connected with some big blows. He'll rue going for that second run.

Drakes to Gurney, OUT, castled! Patriots sneak through by one run and are in the playoffs. Kept it full, straight and true, and Gurney backed away to try and smash it through cover, only to lose his stumps. He had bowled an excellent last over himself, but was the receiving end now.

HF Gurney b Drakes 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

2 to win. 1 to tie. Tension palpable at the ground. ONly five fielders in the circle

Drakes to CK Holder, 1 leg bye, length ball on the stumps, he backs away to try and swing this over cow corner but gets only a leading edge that trickles towards point, who is swooping in and has a shy at the bowler's end. Doesn't hit

3 off 2 now. Bowler and captain in discussion

Drakes to CK Holder, no run, just short of the bowler. Drama, drama! Gets it to spit up off a hard length, Chemar was probably expecting a yorker, ends up popping it in the air in front of him with an awkward defensive shot. Drakes sprints forward and dives but the ball eludes him

3 off 3. Square leg, midwicket and long-on on the boundary. Fine leg comes up

Drakes to Gurney, 1 run, backs away to give himself room, the bowler follows him, and Gurney manages a Natmeg through his legs. There is a fine leg there so only a single

Tridents 2nd innings Partnerships

15AD HalesJ Charles
41Shakib Al HasanAD Hales
29JP DuminyShakib Al Hasan
2JP DuminyJL Carter
8JP DuminyJO Holder
2JP DuminyAR Nurse
2JP DuminyRA Reifer
38HR WalshRA Reifer
9RA ReiferCK Holder
2HF GurneyCK Holder