Zouks into first-ever CPL final

The St Lucia Zouks will face the Trinbago Knight Riders (TTKR) in this week’s grand finale in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in South Trinidad.

It is the first-ever CPL final for the Zouks, who eased past the Guyana Warriors in the semi-final round earlier this week at the same venue.

The Warriors were bundled out for a paltry 55 in 13.4 overs in the second semi-final to qualify for their first-ever appearance in a final in the CPL’s eight year history.

TTKR demolished St Kitts/Nevis Patriots by nine wickets, their biggest win of the season, to complete a record-equaling 10 of 10 in the round robin stage at this year’s CPL.

In the semi-final round Zouks captain won the toss and elected to field and the decisions was immediately rewarded when the first over of Scott Kuggeleijn, Warriors opener Brandon King was caught by Andre Fletcher for a duck. The tone for the rest of the innings was set.

Without a run on the board, the Warrior in-form batsman Shimron Hetmyer was gone for a “golden duck” bowled by the very next ball.

In the end. the Zouks brushed aside the five-time beaten finalists, reaching their required target (56) in the fifth over.