Trinidad and Tobago pockets the Million US Dollars

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By: Dwight Fraser & Devon Anderson

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Trinidad and Tobago defeated Jamaica in the luxurious Stanford 20/20 Cricket Tournament in Antigua, by 9 wickets to walk away with a whopping 1 Million US Dollars.

Oh gosh the sweet smell of success, and the taste of 1 million of Uncle Sam's dollars pushed the Trinidadian's all the way, as they knocked down the Jamaicans, captained by Chris Gayle for one of their lowest ever one day total of 91, not off 20 overs, but in 16.4 overs.

With the Jamaicans falling like a deck of cards the openers Xavier Marshall and Sean Finlay fell cheaply, as Marlon Samuels saved the blushes of the Jamaican innings making 26. Spin bowler Dave Mohhamed of Trinidad was the trump card in picking up 4 for 20.

In reply the Twin Island Republic Captained by Darren Ganga raced to victory in 9 overs with opener William Perkins top scoring with an unbeaten 50, supported by Lendl Simmonds who made 26, both putting on a 80 run partnership.

The Jamaicans who were eliminated at the quarter final stage in last year's competition, was able to salvage second place this time around, thereby taking the runners up prize of $500,000 US Dollars.

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