Unbeaten Trinbago advances to Caribbean Premier League final

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TAROUBA, Trinidad (AP) — The Trinbago Knight Riders have taken their perfect record into the final of the Caribbean Premier League.

Lendl Simmons hit consecutive boundaries to end the first over and finished unbeaten on 54 as the Knight Riders raced to a nine-wicket win over Jamaica Tallawahs with five overs to spare in the first of Tuesday's semifinals.

Simmons and Tion Webster (44) shared an unbeaten 97-run stand as Trinbago reached 111-1 in reply to 107-7. The Knight Riders' bowling attack was left-arm spinners — Akeal Hosein (3-14) and Khary Pierre (2-29).

Trinbago, which won all 10 games in the round-robin portion of the Twenty20 tournament, will play St. Lucia Zouks in Thursday's final at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

The Zouks beat the Guyana Amazon Warriors by 10 wickets in the the later semifinal. St. Lucia bowled out Guyana for 55 in 13.4 overs then scored the winning runs in the fifth over of an easy chase.

Rahkeem Cornwall scored 32 and four bowlers took two wickets each for the Zouks.

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