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Best performances - Batsmen

CR Brathwaite
30(25) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
6 1 9 0 5 0 4 5
KK Cooper
29(14) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 3 0 4 12 2 0 7

Best performances - Bowlers

KK Cooper
O2
M0
R12
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Hafeez
O4
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
19 | 22 Runs | TKR: 136/7 | RR: 7.15

  • D Ramdin26 (31b)
  • KK Cooper29 (14b)
  • BW Hilfenhaus3-0-30-0
  • SS Cottrell3-0-21-2

1.50am Dwayne Bravo walks up the podium to collect the trophy. He is joined by his team-mates and the partisan crowd roars again. Dwayne Bravo's Champion song blares in the background. Fitting finish to an exciting tournament. The jigs and the Calypso beats added to the spectacle of the final. Hope you enjoyed the party as much as we did. Until the next party gets started, it's goodbye and goodnight from Nikhil Kalro and Deivarayan Muthu. Many thanks for tuning in

1.15am It was the night of cameos. In the first innings, Mohammad Nabi smacked 18 off five balls to haul Patriots to a competitive 135 for 6. Cottrell built on it and made the early inroads in the chase; Shamsi and Hafeez then tightened the noose in the middle overs.

Cooper and Ramdin sensibly dealt in singles and twos and helped reduce the equation to 33 off the last three overs. Cooper, ultimately, went cray cray to secure a second CPL title for Trinbago Knight Riders. That he did so with an over to spare was incredible. Spare a thought for the Patriots who have moved up from finishing rock bottom to runners-up. I'll bring you the presentations shortly.

Fabian Allen of the Patriots wins an award for claiming the best catch of CPL 2017.

Cooper, Player of the Match: After we finished bowling, we thought we had an easy target. We did not bat well in the first six, though. I just told Ramdin to stay till the end. When I saw them set the field [in the end overs], I knew they were bowling to my strength - over cover. I just kept practicing, it has been while since I have made runs with the bat. This win is very special to me and I have been with this franchise for five years. I was off the field getting treatment for the hamstring, so I did not bowl the final over. Credit to Bravo, he had a niggle, but bowled it [the final over].

Chadwick Walton, Player of the Series: I am very happy to be part of the Guyana franchise. Disappointed not to make the final but that's cricket. I missed Chris at the top of the order but found a new partner in Guptill. I have learnt a lot and hope I can carry my consistency to England and so on.

Gayle: First let me say congratulations to Dwayne Bravo. They [Knight Riders] finished on top and finished with the title. To the St Kitts people and the franchise, thank you. To make it to the final - it's something superb. Both me and Lewis did not get off to a flying start today and I can easily say we were 20 runs short. But Cooper and Ramdin held their nerve. I can't fault the guys for the effort. It is a tough pill to swallow but such is life. The dew came into play, and the ball was very wet. I had to use a fast bowler and Cooper went berserk. Hopefully, this takes us forward. This is a young team and we see what the future holds. Phil (Simmons) is a cool, calm character. Credit to him too. We've got to move on from here.

Dwayne Bravo: Thanks to almighty god, the people of Trinidad and Taobago, and my team-mates. I think we deserve to be champions. I play around the world; the people in Trinidad always come and support us. If you look at both games in the playoffs, we had plans for Chris and Evin. Credit to our analyst - our game plan was to bowl very full to Evin, and it paid off. I just wanted the boys to give their best and stick to the plan. When you are destined for greatness, it will happen. This team is destined for greatness. We are a family. Kevon Cooper, we always back him. At some point, you've got to come good. Before, we did not need him much. Today, he came to the party. Trinidad and Tobago, this is for you.

Darren Bravo: Cooper said he would win it for us. He come out on top and batting with Ramdin would have helped him a lot.

Ramdin: It was pretty special. We had to do it batting till the end. Cooper played an amazing innings. Narine! What a wonderful bowler he is.

Cooper: This means so much to me. To come out here and make my team win is a special moment. Thank god! We just wanted to take it to the last three overs. I just kept believing in myself, and this is very special.All I was telling Denesh to bat till the end. Today was a good day to turn up for my team. I just told myself: stay focused. I have not scored runs in a long time, thanks to the crowd.

Narine: I always had faith in us. Yeah at the start of any game, we have faith. I hope Cooper goes from strength to strength. We will celebrate like Trinidadians tonight.

Katich, Knight Riders coach: Denesh Ramdin was outstanding, Cooper has been here for a long time. He held his nerve in the end and was magnificent. Dwayne had tweaked his hamstring - so we sent him in the Powerplay as he might not have been able to bat at the end. Thanks to Baz, Shadab, Amla who are not with us now. This is like a team full of brothers.

Venky Mysore, TKR CEO: It was such a dramatic finish. You could not have asked for a better finish. A huge thank you to Trinidad and Tobago in general - both in the stadium and across the country

Darren Bravo intervenes and carries Mysore into a team huddle. Chants of "TKR! TKR!TKR!" ring around the Brian Lara cricket academy. The players go on a lap of honour. The party will go on all night. Crazy scenes in Tarouba

18.6
1
Hilfenhaus to Ramdin, 1 run, Trinabgo Knight Riders are the 2017 CPL Champions under firework-filled skies! The jubilant players tear in and mob Cooper - the hero of the night. He breaks into tears in front of a near full house and is embraced by his captain Dwayne Bravo. Ramdin, meanwhile, wheels away and flings his gloves up in the air. In contrast, glum faces in the Patriots camp. How did TKR seal it: back of a length on middle, hacked away to the right of mid-on. Not middled but that's all she wrote for this season

Trinbago Knight Riders' players line up by the edge of the boundary. They're ready to celebrate

18.5
1
Hilfenhaus to Cooper, 1 run, Copper slinks away outside the leg stump, this is really full on off stump, driven down to mid-off

Bilal: "If tkr win today than it will be Dan chiristian's 2 title win in less than 10 days. wow titles are following him "

18.4
4
Hilfenhaus to Cooper, FOUR runs, Hilfenhaus now goes short on the leg stump, not short enough to trouble Cooper. He pulls it firmly to the right of deep midwicket. Nabi can't cut it off this time around. What a turnaround from Cooper and Knight Riders
18.3
4
Hilfenhaus to Cooper, FOUR runs, follows the six with a four over backward point. Hilefanhaus loses his head and the plot. Overpitched and outside off, Cooper, having cleared his front leg throws his bat at the ball and scythes it away. Fetch that!

Free-hit

18.3
7nb
Hilfenhaus to Cooper, (no ball) SIX runs, Cooper smokes another six over the cover boundary, leaps in the air, and pumps his fist! Square-leg umpire calls it a no-ball for height. Darren Bravo is pumped in the dug out. Full-toss above the waist on off stump, clattered away over the boundary for a crucial six
18.2
2
Hilfenhaus to Cooper, 2 runs, slower short ball on middle, Cooper eyes up a pull and winds up splicing a top edge over midwicket. Nabi tumbles to his right in the deep and swats the ball back to the other chasing fielder. The timing of the slide-and-flick effort was brilliant. He saves two for his side

T&T Riders 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11SP NarineC Munro
2nd1DJ BravoC Munro
3rd36C MunroHamza Tariq
4th5DM BravoHamza Tariq
5th14D RamdinHamza Tariq
6th10DT ChristianD Ramdin
7th13D RamdinJPR Scantlebury-Searles
8th46D RamdinKK Cooper