Shai Hope

KILLER BLOW: Barbados Tridents’ Shai Hope, right, completes the run out of Trinbago Knight Riders captain Kieron Pollard to leave the defending champions, chasing 161, in trouble at 120-6 during Thursday’s Hero CPL semi-final at Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba. Pollard fell for 23 and TKR went on to lose by 12 runs. —Photo: Ashley Allen - CPL T20/Getty Images

“We didn’t deserve to win.” Trinbago Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard didn’t pull his punches and delivered a dose of brutal honesty in his post-match comments on Thursday night after the home team fell to an excruciating 12-run loss to Barbados Tridents in the Hero Caribbean Premier League semifinal at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in south Trinidad.

The victory put the Tridents in today’s final against the unbeaten Guyana Amazon Warriors at the same venue, bowling off at 5 p.m. Home fans were left crushed after TKR failed to seize the chances that came their way.

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