Akin to the match’s pace, The 6ixty tournament concluded with a flurry of high-intensity games to bring us the first champion. August 28th saw three important games in the tournament. Let’s look at the match report for the two semi-finals and the final.
Semi Final 1: Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
The first and fourth teams clashed in the first semi-final for a berth at the final of The 6ixty. SKN won the toss and decided on bowling, something that turned out to be the right decision as they won by three wickets at the end.
Playing first the JAMs made 122/4 in 10 overs on the back of a sensational 82 off of just 33 balls from Fabian Allen. This target, however, proved easy for the SKN team as they got past it in just 9.2 overs. Andre Fletcher with a 60 off of 30 and captain Evin Lewis with 21 off of eight got the team to a great start after which the responsibility was taken by the batters that followed. The 20-20-star batter Chris Gayle stayed at the crease to take his team across the finish line and become the first team to reach the finals.
Fabian Allen: 82(33), Kennar Lewis: 12(5)
Nicholson Gordon: 2-35-2, Marquino Mindley: 1-11-1
Andre Feltcher: 60(30), Evin Lewis: 21(8)
Dominic Drakes: 2-15-1, Jeremiah Louis: 2-17-1
Semi-Final 2: Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders
The second semi-final brought the second and third teams together for the one unoccupied place in the final. TKR won the toss and decided to field first, and similar to the previous match, won the match while chasing.
BR, having asked to bat first, could not put up a decent score on the board. In 10 overs the BR team could only make 101/5 runs on the back of a 36 from Rahkeem Cornwall and 21 from Corbin Bosch. Terrance Hinds, with three wickets, was the best bowler from TKR.
Captain Sunil Narine, with 35 of 16, and Tion Webster, with 27 off of 13, gave a great start while chasing. Although the star batter Andre Russel got run out at 17, the other batters were able to take the team across the finish line quite easily.
Rahkeem Cornwall: 36(15), Corbin Bosch: 21(17)
Obed McCoy: 2-19-1, Corbin Bosch: 2-22-1
Sunil Narine: 35(16), Tion Webster: 27(13)
Terrance Hinds: 2-13-3, Akeal Hosein: 2-11-1
Final: Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
The two semi-finalists clashed in the final for the inaugural trophy of The 6ixty. SKN won the toss and like the previous two matches, decided to chase. Coming onto bat first, the TKR team could only make 84/6 as they faltered from the word get-go. Andre Russel (22) and Tim Seifert (37) steadied the innings, but the team could not end their batting on a high.
SKN chased down the target in 9.4 overs as the TKR bowlers gave them a good fight. Captain Evin Lewis (32) and Andre Fletcher (27) got off to a great start but it was the legendary batter Chris Gayle who took his team across the finish line with a 15 off of 16 deliveries. SKN won the final of The 6ixty with three wickets in the end to clinch the trophy.
Tim Seifert: 37(25), Andre Russel: 22(13)
Andre Russel: 1-11-2, Sunil Narine: 2-8-1
Evin Lewis: 32(16), Andre Fletcher: 27(23)
Dominic Drakes: 2-17-2, Akila Dananjaya: 2-15-1