O'Brien blitzes Red Steel to win over Antigua
Kevin O'Brien hit an unbeaten 90 from 49 balls to lead Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to a 9 wicket win over Antigua.
The Irish international smashed 7 sixes and 5 fours as T&T; made light work of the 151 run target set by Antigua to win with 17 balls to spare.
O'Brien dominated a second wicket stand of 145 with New Zealand star Ross Taylor, who made 51 not out.
"I felt really good from ball one," said O'Brien after his Man of the Match display.
"I've been in good touch for the last few weeks, and the nine games I had with Surrey have definitely helped me stay in form.
"The wicket was probably the best pitch I've ever played on in the Caribbean, with a nice even bounce, and not much spin. I backed my ability and just tried to hit straight and also with the wind, which was strong.
"Ross (Taylor) was great to bat with, as he is very relaxed and gives some sensible words of advice when it's needed. When I struggled to find the boundary, Ross managed to find it, and vice versa, which was perfect."
There were two familiar faces in opposition to O'Brien at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Ben Dunk, who played two seasons for Trinity, as well as turning out for CYM and YMCA, and also former Killymallaght batsman Danza Hyatt.
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