Defending champs Strikers earn 2nd win in T10 Blast

Steelpan Strikers' Ahkeel Mollon grabbed 2/19. - Marvin Hamilton
Steelpan Strikers' Ahkeel Mollon grabbed 2/19. - Marvin Hamilton

DEFENDING champions Fine Choice Steelpan Strikers earned a much needed win when the TT Cricket Board Dream XI T10 Blast continued at Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, on Thursday.

Strikers, with only one win from five matches before Thursday, would have been desperate for a victory.

Led by Teshawn Castro, Strikers defeated Valini’s Supermart Leatherback Giants by nine wickets.

Giants scored 90/6 in their ten overs with Jahron Alfred lashing 30 not out and Sanjay Jawahir chipping in with 26.

Jyd Goolie and Ahkeel Mollon snatched 2/9 and 2/19 respectively for Strikers.

In response, Castro cracked a destructive 61 not out off 26 deliveries to help steer Strikers to 91/1 in 7.1 overs. Castro struck three fours and five sixes in his innings. Adrian Ali contributed 15 in the run chase.

In the first match of the day, Soca Kings got past Tiger Tanks Cocrico Cavaliers by 37 runs in an eight-over per side contest.

Kings posted 93/4 in eight overs, before limiting Cavaliers to 56/6.

The tournament continues with two matches daily until June 24.


SOCA KINGS 93/4 (8 overs) – Kirstan Kallicharan 66; Shaaron Lewis 2/20 vs TIGER TANKS COCRICO CAVALIERS 56/6 (8 overs) – Amir Jangoo 18, Denesh Ramdin 16; Chadeon Raymond 2/7, Kavesh Kantasingh 2/13. Kings won by 37 runs

VALINI’S SUPERMART LEATHERBACK GIANTS 90/6 (10 overs) – Jahron Alfred 30 not out, Sanjay Jawahir 26; Jyd Goolie 2/9, Ahkeel Mollon 2/19 vs FINE CHOICE STEELPAN STRIKERS 91/1 (7.1 overs) – Teshawn Castro 61 not out, Adrian Ali 15. Strikers won by nine wickets


Scorpion/Titans Blue Devils vs Fine Choice Steelpan Strikers, 12 pm

Tiger Tanks Cocrico Cavaliers vs Valini’s Supermart Leatherback Giants, 2.30 pm


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