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Cricket Highlights, 28 & 29 Aug: CPL 2021 (Match 5 & 6), ENG vs IND (WTC, 3rd Test– Day 4)

The 5th match of the CPL 2021 between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, the 6th match of the CPL 2021 between Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Royals, and the 4th day’s game of the 3rd Test between  India and England rolled on the field yesterday and today morning. Let’s have a glimpse at the article to know about the exciting happenings of the games.

CPL 2021 Match 5 (Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots)

In the 5th match of CPL 2021, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots got a huge victory by 8 wickets against Guyana Amazon Warriors in St. Kitts. Warriors won the toss and chose to bat first, Chandrapaul Hemraj (39) and Mohammad Hafeez (38) scored some runs as the team collected 146 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. However, in the end, captain Nicholas Pooran played a stormy inning of 23 off 10 balls, which was important in collecting this score. Dominic Drakes took the most number of wickets for the Patriots (3-26, 4 overs).

Chasing the target of 147 runs, the Patriots scored 113 runs in the opening partnership. Opener Evin Lewis returned with 62 off 39 balls, but another opener, Devon Thomas, led the team to victory with an unbeaten 55 off 54 balls. The Patriots lost just 2 wickets and secured the victory with 7 balls left in the innings. At the same time, they are at the top of the points table with the second consecutive victory.

Guyana Amazon Warriors – 146/8 (20.0)
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots – 147/2 (18.5)
Result – St Kitts & Nevis Patriots won by 8 wickets
Player of the match – Devon Thomas

CPL 2021 Match 6 (Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Royals)

After losing two matches in a row, Barbados Royals won the 6th match of CPL 2021 against Jamaica Tallawahs by 15 runs. Batting first, the Royals lost 5 wickets in 20 overs and scored 161 runs. In reply, Tallawahs lost 9 wickets and stopped at 146 runs.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, the Royals lost 4 wickets to score 51 runs in 7 overs. When Azam Khan (13) returned to the dressing room, their team score was 82/5. From there, Glenn Phillips (56) and Raymon Reifer (31) brought the team back to the match. The duo put together a 79-run stand for the 6th wicket. As a result, the Royals can collect a challenging score of 161 runs without losing any more wickets.

Batting for 162, Tallawahs lost 4 wickets to collect only 33 runs in 5.2 overs. For the fifth wicket, Shamarh Brooks (47) and Carlos Brathwaite (29) tried to get the team back in the match but could not do so. In the end, Tallawahs’ innings stopped 15 runs away from the target. Raymon Reifer took the maximum number of 3 wickets for the Royals. Besides, Mohammad Amir and Thisara Perera took 2 wickets each, and Jason Holder took 1 wicket.

Barbados Royals – 161/5 (20.0)
Jamaica Tallawahs – 146/9 (20.0)
Result – Barbados Royals won by 15 runs
Player of the match – Raymon Reifer

ENG vs IND (3rd Test – Day 4)

India has suffered a humiliating defeat in the third Test of the series against England due to batting collapse. England won the match by an innings and 76 runs and leveled up the five-match series 1-1. India was all out for 78 in the first innings and got all out for 278 in the second innings. They lost 8 wickets in one session of the fourth day with the great bowling of Ollie Robinson. Robinson was the Player of the Match, snapping up 5 wickets for 65 runs with 6 maidens in 26 overs.

India, who lost two wickets for 215 at the end of the third day, took to the field on the morning of the fourth day with Cheteshwar Pujara (91) and Virat Kohli (45) at the crease. But the visitors lost the last 8 wickets adding only 63 runs in the fierce bowling attack of England bowlers. Ollie Robinson was terrific with the ball on the day. The medium-pacer took wickets of Rohit Sharma (59), Virat Kohli (55), Cheteshwar Pujara (91), Rishabh Pant (1), and Ishant Sharma (2). Craig Overton took 3 wickets for 47 runs. James Anderson and Moeen Ali took 1 wicket each.

India (1st Innings)78/10 (40.4)
England (1st Innings)432/10 (132.2)
India (2nd Innings)278/10 (99.3)
Result – England won by an innings and 76 runs
Player of the match – Ollie Robinson

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