The Trinbago Knight Riders secured their place in the 2023 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final on Sunday with a 7-wicket win over the Guyana Amazon Warriors in Qualifier 1.
The Knight Riders won the toss and chose to bowl first, and they produced a disciplined bowling performance to restrict the Amazon Warriors to 166/7 after 20 overs. Despite another super innings from Saim Ayub, it was the Amazon Warriors’ lowest score this season when batting first.
The Knight Riders’ chase was headlined by Chadwick Walton, who scored an unbeaten 80 to guide his team to victory. Walton was supported by captain Kieron Pollard, who scored 23, and Nicholas Pooran’s contribution was 33.
The Amazon Warriors fought back in the middle overs, but they were unable to prevent the Knight Riders from reaching the target.
The Knight Riders will now face the winner of Qualifier 2 between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs in the CPL 2023 final on Sunday.
Guyana Amazon Warriors 166/7 (Ayub 49, Khan 36; Salamkheil 2/28, Hinds 2/32)
Trinbago Knight Riders 167/3 (Walton 80*, Pooran 33; Pretorius 2/36, Tahir 1/30)
Result: Trinbago Knight Riders won by 7 wickets
Player of the Match: Chadwick Walton (Trinbago Knight Riders)