During the opening match of the CPL 2020, Brandon King of Guyana Amazon Warriors took a blinder to dismiss Tim Seifert of Trinbago Knight Riders. It was the first game of the latest edition as both sides were trying to give their best to begin their campaign on the right foot.
After 15th over of the TKR's innings, the Knight Riders needed 15 runs in the last 2 overs to begin their campaign with a win. The match was reduced to 17 overs each after rain created trouble before the match. Trinbago Knight Riders were looking firm favourites to claim the victory with 6 wickets in hand. Guyana Amazon Warriors were looking for some inspiration in the field and Brandon King provided them with an extra boost.
Keemo Paul bowled the first delivery of the 16th over to Tim Seifert. The delivery was short and wide, and Seifert punted that delivery in the air wide of mid-off. Brandon King came out of nowhere to pluck the ball out of the thin air with his left hand to grab a stunner.
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In case you didn't know –
The CPL 2020 kickstarted with Trinbago Knight Riders taking on Guyana Amazon Warriors on Wednesday. TKR won the toss and elected to bowl first. The had a brilliant start after dismissing both openers cheaply early in the innings. However, Shimron Hetmyer and Ross Taylor took GAW's score to competitive 144/5 in 17 overs. Chasing the target, Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine provided the Warriors with a decent start. Narine also completed his fifty in the process. After the openers departed, handy contributions from Colin Munro and Darren Bravo ensured that the Knight Riders completed the chase with 2 deliveries to spare and 4 wickets in hand. Sunil Narine was adjudged man of the match after his heroics with both bat and ball.