Ahmedabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad, on Monday, crashed out of the Champions League T20 after their last Group B match against Brisbane Heat was called off due to wet ground conditions.
Heavy rains in the evening rendered the ground unplayable. Rain lashed the stadium towards the end of the first Group B match of the day between Titans and Trinidad and Tobago, creating huge puddles on the ground.
Trinidad and Tobago won the match by six runs via Duckworth/Lewis method and kept their hopes alive for a semi-final spot. Evin Lewis (70) and Darren Bravo (63) hit blistering half-centuries for Trinidad and Tobago.
Put into bat, Trinidad and Tobago posted a challenging 188 for six against Titans, riding a 109-run partnership between opener Lewis and Bravo for the second wicket. The Caribbean side then restricted Titans to 153 for six in 17 overs, when heavy rains stopped play and the match was called off.
Under the D/L method, the par score was 159. Since Titans were behind by six runs at that point, Trinidad and Tobago were adjudged the winners.
With this victory, Trinidad and Tobago kept their hopes alive of a semi-final berth as they now have eight points from three matches.
Lewis blasted seven fours and five sixes in his 35-ball 70-run innings, while Bravo hit five boundaries and four sixes in his 44-ball stay to lay the foundation of a big score for Trinidad and Tobago.
Chasing 189 to win, openers Henry Davids (42) and Jacques Rudolph (31) gave Titans a flying start, amassing 65 in 6.5 overs before the former was dismissed by Rayad Emrit.
Titans lost quite a few wickets in quick succession. AB de Villiers (23) and Farhaan Behardien (29) then added 49 for the fifth wicket in 29 balls to resurrect the innings to an extent.
Trinidad and Tobago spinner Sunil Narine’s twin strike in the 16th over left the Titans at 137 for six in 15.5 overs. De Villiers and Mangaliso Mosehle (11) then added 16 runs when heavens opened up and the match was called off.