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Trinidad open account with commanding win

Trinidad and Tobago finally got their Champions League campaign under way with a commanding 44 run victory over the Somerset Sabres to blow group A wide open.

Denesh Ramadin's run-a-ball 39 guided Trinidad & Tobago to a modest 150 for nine against Somerset in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in Bangalore on Monday.

Opting to bat first, the Caribbean side got off to a flying start before losing four wickets in 10 balls. Things could have been worse for them but for Ramadin.

Openers Lendl Simmons (22) and Willliam Perkins (20) played smart and aggressive cricket to raise 43 runs by fifth over before Ben Phillips drew first blood, dismissing the rampaging Simmons.

The dismissal triggered a batting collapse and from 43 for no loss, the Caribbeans slumped to 60 for four.

Ramadin added 30 runs with Ganga and another 31 with Kieron Pollard to steady the ship.

Down the order, Sherwin Ganga (18 not out) came up with an eight-ball cameo to take the team past the 150-mark.

source - ptinews.com
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