CPL 2021: Pakistan-born American bowler Ali Khan did wonders, won the Knight Riders

New Delhi. Trinbago Knight Riders defeated Jamaica Tallawahs by 75 runs on Tuesday in the 19th match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021). Pakistan-born American pacer Ali Khan played his first match in the league for Knight Riders and took 4 wickets for just 6 runs in 3 overs. Ali bowled 18 balls and did not give any runs for 12. Nor was there any boundary.

Knight Riders scored 167 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. For that, opener Lendl Simmons scored 42 runs in 39 balls with the help of 3 fours and 1 six. Captain Kieron Pollard returned unbeaten on 39, hitting 1 four and 4 sixes in 18 balls. At the same time, Tim Seifert scored 24 not out in 8 balls hitting 2 fours, 2 sixes. Miguel Pretorius, Imad Wasim, Veerasamy and Carlos Brathwaite took 1-1 wickets for the Jamaica team.

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Chasing the target of 168 runs, the wickets of the Jamaica team kept falling at regular intervals and their innings was reduced to only 92 runs in 18.2 overs. Apart from captain Rovman Powell (22), Carlos Brathwaite (14), Imad Wasim (11) and Jason Mohammed (10), no other batsman could even touch the double figure. 13 runs were found as extra. Ali Khan took the maximum 4 wickets who was adjudged man of the match. Apart from them, Ravi Rampaul and Sunil Narine got 2-2 wickets.

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