The fourth match of the Caribbean Premier league between St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St. Lucia Zouks was played at Gros Islet. It was the first match for the Patriots this season whereas the Zouks has already won a game and were sitting second at the points table.
St Kitts Patriots were batting first who were heavily dependent on Kiwi star Martin Guptill and local lad Marlon Samuels. They got off to a horrible start when they lost Guptill and the top three when just 19 runs were on the board. Samuels along with Devon Thomas took the charge and they counter attacked the Zouks’ bowlers.
Thomas hit three huge sixes before holing out to Eddie Leie at 34. Samuels continued from the other end. Afridi was expected to fire but it was Sohail Tanvir who played a cameo at the end to take the Patriots to 149. Samuels reached his fifty as well (52 off 37).
The Zouks pacers shared most of the wickets. Shannon Gabriel was impressive with 3 wickets and gave 19 runs in his full quota of overs. Fidel Edwards took wickets and Darren Sammy got the wicket of Devon Thomas.
The Zouks got off to a dream start when Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles started hitting from the very first over. They made 81 in the first 8 overs and almost sealed the match. Fletcher went for a good knock of 48. Soon Mayers followed him.
Kevin Pietersen was expected to hit some big blows but he only managed 18 runs that included one six and two fours. Charles continued to heap sixes and eventually pulled 5 sixes in his unbeaten 69 to take the Zouks to their second triumph. Canadian bowler Nikhil Dutta was the lone bowler with mentionable figures of 2/32. St. Lucia Zouks won the match by 7 wickets with 26 balls to spare.