Kent Thrash Red Force

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force produced a limp performance as they slumped to a five-wicket defeat in their second game of the Regional Super50 here Sunday.

Sent in at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, Red Force could only muster a 193 all out off 48.3 overs, with all-rounder Roshon Primus top-scoring with 60, opener Kyle Hope getting 43 and Nicholas Alexis, 28.

Seamer Ivan Thomas was the best bowler with four for 51 while left-arm spinner Imran Qayyum (2-33) and veteran pacer Darren Stevens (2-39) supported with two wickets apiece.

Kent were never threatened in reply as opener Sean Dickson struck a brisk 56 off 67 deliveries to inspire the English County side to victory in the 37th over.

The right-hander struck seven fours and posted 85 for the first wicket with Daniel Bell-Drummond whose 35 came from 60 with four fours.

Both openers fell within 19 runs of each other, the 23-year-old Bell-Drummond lbw to leg-spinner Imran Khan in the 19th over and Dickson caught at square leg by Lewis off Jason Mohammed.

Stevens then blasted a quick-fire 43 off 36 balls with four fours and two sixes, putting on 67 for the third wicket with captain Sam Northeast who stroked a busy 31 from 40 balls.

The partnership effectively condemned Red Force to defeat and even though Kent lost three quick wickets for seven runs as seamer Ravi Rampauls struck late, the damage was already done.

Rampaul led Red Force with three for 46.

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