Hyderabad: Winning the Caribbean T20 wasn't enough this time, but former finalists Trinidad & Tobago roared back into the Champions League main draw with a walloping of the England champions Leicestershire. Lendl Simmons and Adrian Barath put together T&T's highest partnership in Twenty20 cricket, and the bowlers strangulated the Leicestershire batsmen into throwing their wickets away on a slow track.
T&T came across as the more aware side: while T&T batsmen exploited slow legs in the field (Leicestershire's average age is 30.4), the Leicestershire top order didn't appreciate the fact that Samuel Bardee doesn't turn the ball. Badree cleaned the stumps up twice while bowling the most economical four-over spell in Champions League history, 4-1-7-2. The Leicestershire attack offered lengths batsmen could get under and the pace to use, whereas the T&T opened the bowling with spin, and apart from Ravi Rampaul there was no pace on offer.