Shakib claims six in Tridents' CPL win

Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 4 (IANS/CMC) Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan stunned Trinidad Red Steel with a sensational spell of left-arm bowling which set-up a four-wicket win for Barbados Tridents in their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 match at Kensington Oval.

Shakib grabbed six wickets for six runs, in a four-over spell that crippled the opposition Saturday night, reports CMC.

The Tridents, though, were made to fight off West Indies paceman Fidel Edwards, who took five for 22, and threatened to spoil their celebrations.

Batting first after winning the toss, the Red Steel scored a less than adequate 52 off 12.5 overs while the Tridents wobbled and responded with 53 for six off eight overs.

Edwards, with a lively burst of speed and accuracy, rattled the Trident's top order as he picked up the wickets of openers Dwayne Smith (6) and Johnathan Cater (14) and middle-order batsmen -- Kyle Mayers (3), wicketkeeper Umar Akmal (0) and Shakib Al Hasan (1).

Captain Keiron Pollard and Ashley Nurse stemmed the mid-pitch drama and guided the Tridents to their third win in three matches.

--IANS/CMC

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