The 9th edition of the Caribbean Premier League has witnessed thrills and chills in the passage of play. Ahead of the 15th match of the West Indies’ franchise cricket league, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots remained unbeaten in the five games they played so far.
They were a phenomenal force to be reckoned with in the league so far. However, things changed all of a sudden when they locked horns with St Lucia Kings for the first time this season. The Patriots were tactically poor across all departments in their sixth game.
St Lucia Kings dictated terms and channelised their aggression in the right manner. As a result, they were able to notch up a colossal total of 224/2. Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten 120 off 60 balls with the help of 13 fours and 5 sixes.
In reply, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots were bowled out for just 124. The Kings dominated the first leg with a 100-run victory over The Patriots. Both the teams locked horns with each other on a subsequent day. The Kings once again got the better of The Patriots.
Sherfane Rutherford expresses his anger after getting run out
The 17th match of the league saw a terrible mix-up as Sherfane Rutherford was dismissed in the form of a run-out. Soon after his dismissal, he lost his calm and the video of the same went viral on the internet.
Sherfane Rutherford scored 201 runs in 7 games this season and is the second-highest run-scorer. He maintained a batting average of 40.20. Talking about the game, SNP won the toss and decided to bat first. They ran through a terrible start and were reeling at 28/3.
Devon Thomas and Sherfane Rutherford read the game properly and steady the ship. Fabian Allen scored 34 off 32 and posted 118 in 20 overs. Nonetheless, Rutherford’s run-out became the turning point. The incident took place when he tried to go for a second run but Asif Ali wasn’t ready to take it in the first place.
Rutherford was dismissed run-out at the non-striker’s end. He showed his frustration while walking back to the pavilion. He couldn’t control his temper as he threw all of his cricketing gears as well.
In reply, Roston Chase scored an unbeaten 51 off 38 including 4 fours and 2 sixes. Saint Lucia Kings aced the run-chase in 15.4 overs and comfortably won the second leg over The Patriots.