CPL 2023: Fletcher (93*) hands Patriots first win; Nedd impresses

Guyanese left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd was impressive with the ball, bowling in the Powerplay (Photo: CPLT20)

Nedd and Benny Howell were particularly effective with the ball during this period. Charles and Descarte would then rebuild the innings for the Kings, a 73-run partnership helping to drive the side to 149-7 after 20 overs.

Evin Lewis would lose his wicket to the spin of Chase in the second over of the Patriot’s chase. Kings would utilise further spin in the Powerplay, with Pierre taking the wickets of Will Smeed and Jyd Goolie.

Despite this, Fletcher launched a counter-attack to give the Patriots hope of a victory. Raza then took the big wicket of Sherfane Rutherford to set up a tense finale.

Alzarri Joseph would concede just one over in a magnificent penultimate over to swing the momentum towards the Kings, but it was eventually an injured Fletcher, who scored a six in the final over to chase down the 150-run target with one ball remaining.

Kings will be hoping to bounce back on Sunday evening as they face Trinbago Knight Riders. (CPL)