Earlier,RomarioShepherdprovidedAmazonWarriors–whooptedtobowl–withapromisingstartwithtwowicketsintwoballs.JohnsonCharles(10)chippedtamelytoTayloratpoint,buttherewasnothingtameaboutthedismissalofpinch-hitterRashidKhanasafiercepullwasbrilliantlycaughtbyBrandonKingwhoran20yardstohisleftfromdeepsquareleganddivedfull-length.

OpenerJustinGreavessurvivedthehat-trickballandthenclosedtheoverwithafour.ShamarhBrookshitafouroffImranTahirbutfellsoftlytoChrisGreen,albeitwithTaylortakingagoodcatchatshortmidwicket,andtheTridentsendedthepowerplayat28/3.Thatbecame28/4theverynextballwhenTahirbowledGreaves,beatinghimallendsupwithagoogly.

KyleMayerslaunchedastraightsixoffKevinSinclairbutwasundonebywrist-spinagain,skyingaTahirgooglytogiveHemrajaneasycatchatmid-off.TheimplosioncontinuedasTridentscaptainJasonHoldergiftedGreenacatchatmidwicketoffthesecondballafterthedrinksbreakandasecondpoorbattingeffortinarowbytheTridentsagainsttheAmazonWarriorsleftthemreelingat39/6after11overs.

MitchellSantnerandNyeemYoungmilkedSinclairforeightandwhileNaveen-ul-Haqwentforjustoneonhisreturn,Youngendeda37-ballboundarydroughtwithamaximumoveroffGreen.SantnerpulledShepherdforfourandafter15overs,theTridentswere65/6.Sinclairendedthemini-recovery,bowlingSantnerwithaquickerballandcelebratingbyaddinganextrafliportwotohispost-wicketroutine.

Tridentskeptonlosingwicketsandultimatelyforthethirdtimeinthisyear’sCPL,theyfailedtomakethreefiguresasateamandendedtheir20oversat89/9.

Warriorsdidn’thaveagreatstartintheirchaseasSantnerstruckonthefirstball,bowlingKingwithanarmballthatineffectswungintotheright-hander.AtightoverfromHolderthenensuredHemrajstartedslowlybutthelattergothimselfgoingwithapowerfulslogsweptsixandawhippedfouroffSantner.However,heshouldhavefallentotheNewZealanderhadHaydenWalshJrnotdroppedacatch.Afterthat,HemrajcontinuedhisattackoffRashidwithtwofoursandasix.Afterfourovers,theWarriorswere34/1andtherequiredrunratewasjustthreeandahalfperover.

Inthefifthover,HoldercleverlyangledtheballacrossHemraj,whocouldn’tresistapullshotandwaswellcaughtbyYoungatthirdmanafterscoring29runs.SherfaneRutherford,infortherestedKeemoPaul,gotapromotiontofour,butlastedonlythreeballsbeforeedgingHoldertoAshleyNurseatslip.Holdertookaheavyfallbutcompletedawicket-maiden,leavingtheWarriors40/3aftersevenovers.

Hetmyerstartedwatchfully,hisfirstboundarynotcomingtillhis12thballandthattoooffanedgepastnewkeeperCharles.NicholasPooran(0)facedfivedotballsandtriedtogetoffthemarkwithaboundary,buttoe-endedReiferstraightupintheairtogiveBrooksasimplecatchatcover.TaylorjoinedHetmyerwiththescore49/4andthentriedtocalmthings.

Bothbattedintelligentlyandtooktheteamhomeinthe15thover.WhileHetmyerremainednotouton32,Tayloralsoscoredunbeaten16.

TheTridentsnowholdtheunwantedrecordofbeingthefirstCPLdefendingchampionsnottomaketheknockouts,andwiththeAmazonWarriorsnowguaranteedtoavoidtheTrinbagoKnightRidersinthesemi-finals,asixthfinalisverymuchonthecards.

Briefscores:GuyanaAmazonWarriors90/4(ShimronHetmyer32*,ChandrapaulHemraj29;JasonHolder2/10)beatBarbadosTridents89/9(NyeemYoung18,MitchellSantner18;ImranTahir3/12)by6wickets.