Performer of the Match: Sammy guides Kings survive eliminator


6 wickets lost to score 57 runs, 86 more required from 54 balls. Who would bet for the chasers’ side from there? Well, if Darren Sammy, the two times World T20 champion, is in the middle then don’t dare to predict anything from any situation. Once again, in succession of many such occasions, the Caribbean King has piloted the chase for RK which guided them to survive the eliminator match against the Chittagong Vikings.

Sammy opened his account smashing Mohammad Nabi for back-to-back three boundaries. His stroke-powered innings went on to keep RK much well in the fight as he brought up his fifty from just 23 balls. He eventually shrunk the winning equation from 86 off 54 with 4 wickets remaining to 21 from 18. From there, he sailed the ship home, accompanied by Farhad Reza, with 9 balls to spare and 3 wickets remaining. Sammy was not out on 55 from 27 with 7 fours and 2 sixes.

In the post match press conference, being asked about his feeling while going into the middle in such a messy situation of his side, Sammy said that his experience kept him calm, “I just feel that I have to fight till the last ball no matter how tough the situation is. I have played 190 plus T20 matches and that experience obviously helps me under such pressures.”