New Delhi. India’s Samit Patel scored a great half-century in his CPL debut. Samit Patel was a member of India’s Under-1 World Cup winning team, this time playing for the Barbados Royals in the CPL (CPL 2021). In the first match, Patel hit five fours with three fours and two sixes off balls, which enabled Barbados to score 160 runs.
Sheldon Cottrell of St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots hit a six off the last ball to give the team a great victory. St. Kitts won the match by 2 wickets. Chris Gayle scored the highest 422 runs for the team.
After losing the toss, Barbados openers Johnson Charles (0) and Shy Hope () added 25 runs for the first wicket. Samit Patel, who came down to number three, rocked in his debut match. Samit Patel was part of the Indian team in the 2012 Under-1 World Cup. In the final, Patel scored an unbeaten 2 runs and India beat Australia by six wickets in a century partnership with the captain Open Moon. In domestic cricket, Samit Patel has played for Gujarat, Goa, Tripura and Baroda. Patel also competed in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Baroda this year. Patel is the only Indian player to have played in the CPL.
Sheldon Cottrell became the hero of the victory
The St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots needed 56 off the last 24 balls to win. Fast bowlers Dominic Drax and Sheldon Cottrell batted hard to lead the team to victory. Drax hit 28 off 15 balls with three fours and a six.
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At the same time, Cottrell played an unbeaten 20 off two sixes and a four off balls. St. Kitts had to run runs to win the last ball and Cottrell hit a six off Ashley Nurse’s ball.
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