The 15th match of the Caribbean Premier League 2021 was played between St Lucia Kings and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. In this match, St Kitts won the toss and decided to bowl. Batting first, St Lucia scored 224 for 2 in 20 overs. In reply, St Kitts were all-out for 124 runs in 16.5 overs and lost the match by 100 runs. Captain Faf du Plessis played a big role in St Lucia’s victory, who played a stormy innings of 120 not out off 60 balls.
Faf du Plessis played a stormy innings, hit 13 fours and 5 sixes:
Du Plessis scored an unbeaten 120 off 60 balls in this match and hit 13 fours and 5 sixes. His strike rate during this innings was 200. On the strength of his innings, he made a new record in CPL. This innings of Faf proved to be the biggest individual innings of this league so far as an overseas player. Earlier, the record of playing the biggest innings as an overseas player in the CPL was held by Glenn Phillips, who scored 103 runs for Jamaica against St Kitts in 2018. Now Duplessis has broken his record.
Top three overseas batsmen who played the biggest innings in CPL:
120* – Faf du Plessis for St. Lucia v St. Kitts, 2021
103 – Glenn Phillips for Jamaica v St. Kitts, 2018
100* – Colin Munro for Trinbago v Amazon, 2016
In this match, apart from Du Plessis, Roston Chase also played an unbeaten 64 off 31 balls with the help of 7 fours and 3 sixes for St Lucia. On behalf of St Kitts, Evin Lewis scored 73 runs in 42 balls with the help of 5 fours and 6 sixes, but the team could not get victory. The stormy batsman of this team Chris Gayle scored 14 runs in 10 balls.