Bangalore, Sep 30: Registering their first points of the competition in the final league game, Barbados Tridents managed an edgy six-wicket consolation win against Northern Knights in a rain-reduced Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), here today.
Chasing a Duckworth-Lewis revised target of 138 in a 19-over-a-side Group B game, The West Indian outfit got its target in 18.4 overs with James Franklin standing unbeaten on 33. The Tridents top-order showed little fight after a 31-run opening start Dilshan Munaweera (20), Raymon Reifer (15) and Jason Holder (11) were back in the dug out till the eight over.
Left-arm orthodox Mitchell Santner (1-24) drew first blood after scalping Munaweera post his 14-ball quickfire. Indian-born leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (3-18) then swung into action and the New Zealander picked got Reifer and Holder in the space of three deliveries. Franklin and Jonathan Carter (30) then tried to pick the pieces by doing the grinding bit.
Carter got a life in the 11th over after the left-hander was dropped at deep mid-wicket off the bowling of Scott Styris (0-16) and he followed it up with a four in the next over. Sodhi struck again in the 16th over but this time it a fielding brilliance to bring to an end Carter's 28-ball knock a 56-run fourth wicket-partnership.
An outfield relay catch was once again at show as Devcich caught Carter's hit at mid-wicket and just as he was losing his balance off the ropes, he threw it back effortlessly to Daryl Mitchell, who completed the formality.
The catch though did not bog down the Tridents' spirit as new-man Elton Chigumbura (18 not out) stuck it out with Franklin, who hit the winning boundary, to fetch their only four points in this edition.