JP Duminy hammered a 15-ball half-century – the fastest ever in the Caribbean Premier League – as Barbados Tridents subjected Trinbago Knight Riders, the defending champions, to a 63-run trouncing on Thursday, 26 September.
Duminy was all over the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. His 20-ball 65, comprising four fours and seven sixes, made for an exceptional strike-rate of 325 and helped Barbados post 192/5, with Johnson Charles (58 off 39) and Jonathan Carter (51 off 46) both scoring half-centuries as well.
Trinbago were then bundled out for 129 in 17.4 overs, thanks largely to Hayden Walsh, who returned an incredible 5/19, including the scalps of Denesh Ramdin, Kieron Pollard and Jimmy Neesham.
Duminy also played a big role in the second innings. He first took a fine, tumbling catch to help Raymon Reifer dismiss the well-set Colin Munro, and then returned 2/24 in 2.4 overs, including, fittingly, the final wicket of Ali Khan that secured Barbados’ victory.
“Don't how to put that into words, it's an unbelievable spectacle, the CPL,” Duminy said after being adjudged the Player of the Match. “In my opinion, Hayden Walsh was the Man of the Match. To see catches being taken, and watching guys partying on the field, was awesome.”
This was Barbados’ first win at home this season. They have been struggling so far, with four defeats in their seven matches, but this victory puts them within three points of Trinbago in second place.
Guyana Amazon Warriors are the runaway leaders with seven wins in as many matches to extend their lead to five points more than Trinbago.