South Africa’s rising star Dewald Brevis’ bat echoed on Thursday night in the Caribbean Premier League 2022. The 19-year-old is also known as ‘Baby ABD’ because of the glimpse of AB de Villiers in his batting. Against the Kieron Pollard-led Trinbago Knight Riders, the youngster smashed 30 runs off 6 balls with 5 sixes. During this his strike rate was 500. This innings of Brevis also became the reason for the defeat of Trinbago Knight Riders.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the toss and elected to bat in this match. After a poor start, Sherfane Rutherford was taking the team closer to a challenging target. But in the end, the team needed some such innings which could take the score beyond 150. This work was done by Brevis. After 18 overs, where the team’s score was 112 runs for the loss of 4 wickets, after 20 overs this score reached 163 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. That is, in the last two overs, St Kitts scored 51 runs in which Brevis alone contributed 30 runs.
Brevis hit a hat-trick of sixes off the last three balls of Akeel Hossein, who brought the 19th over, while Dupavillon took the last over and hit two more sixes. Apart from Brevis, Sherfane Rutherford played a brilliant innings of 78 runs in 50 balls with the help of 6 fours and 5 sixes.
Chasing the target of 164 runs, the team of Trinbago Knight Riders could only manage 156 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.