Hyderabad: A scintillating half century by Kieron Pollard 54* (18) has handed Trinidad & Tobago a four-wicket victory over New South Wales in the Champions League Twenty20 in Hyderabad overnight.
The victory helped Caribbean side to move a step closer towards the semi-final spot of the inaugural Champions League.
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Chasing a tough target of 171, Trinidad & Tobago were at trouble for 6 for 118 in the sixteenth over, but Pollard struck five fours and as many sixes to single-handedly drag out Trinidad & Tobago from the claws of defeat and seal the win with nine balls to spare.
The Blues now need to beat Somerset tomorrow night to make the tournament's semi-finals.
Earlier, New South Wales won the toss and elected to bat and Phillip Hughes and David Warner piled on 121 for the first wicket in 15.2 overs.
Hughes scored 83 off 64 balls with Warner making 63 off 41 before three wickets in the last over by Dwayne Bravo (3 for 31) helped the Caribbean side.
Trinidad and Tobago were reduced to 3 for 30 early and then lost another three wickets: Daren Ganga (32), Darren Bravo (27) and Denesh Ramdin (23) to run-outs before Pollard unleashed.
New South Wales: 170 for 4 wickets (Philip Hughes 83, David Warner 63, Bravo 31-3)
Trinidad & Tobago: 171 for 6 wickets (Darren Ganga 32, Darren Bravo 27, Lee 17-1)