Barbados Tridents, winning the toss and batting against Guyana Amazon Warriors, reached 158 for six off their 20 overs, in the opening game of the Caribbean Premier League at Kensington Oval Saturday.
Captain Kieron Pollard, who had earlier won the toss and decided to bat, came to crease after Jonathan Carter was dismissed for 25 to lead a resurgence of Tridents after they had lost Dilshan Munaweera and Dwayne Smith early on. The two opening batsmen made six and 13 respectively.
After a typical big hitting knock, Pollard was run out on 48, just short of achieving half century, with the score on 142-5 and 18.2 overs expired. He was quickly followed by Jason Holder who made little impact on the scorecard. Holder, the West Indies skipper, made one.
Shoaib Malik was the other top batsman for the Tridents with 39. The not out batsmen were Navin Stewart, who chipped in with 13, and Akeal Hosein, who added three runs to the total, leaving he Warriors to chase down a respectable target of 159 from 120 balls at a rate of 7.95 per over.