Kieron Pollard’s raw power saw Trinidad and Tobago beat New South Wales at Hyderabad in an unbelievable fashion. New South Wales were firm favourites to win the match ever since they piled up 170 for 4 on the board. T&T lost too many wickets in the chase but Kieron Pollard turned things around with a destructive 54 from 18 balls with 5 fours and 5 sixes. They won the game by 4 wickets and with a comfortable 9 balls to spare.
NSW had earlier won the toss and opted to bat first. Its openers Phillip Hughes (83 from 64 balls with 11 fours and a six) and David Warner (63 from 41 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes) gave a perfect opening start putting on 121 in a little over 15 overs.
In their chase, T&T kept on losing wickets but were in kept in the hunt slightly by the cameos from Skipper Daren Ganga (32 from 26), Darren Bravo (27 from 24) and Denesh Ramdin (23 from 13) before Pollard peformed the demolition act. Moises Henriques who has been the hero of the tournament for NSW turned villain today as he got smashed for 49 runs in 3.3 overs.
Originally posted 2009-10-16 07:39:29.