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Munro belts CPL century

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 3/07/2016

Black Caps batsman Colin Munro has belted the first century of this season's Caribbean Premier League, becoming the first overseas player to reach 100 in the competition's four-year history.

But despite Munro's best efforts, his Trinbago Knight Riders team fell to a six-wicket loss to Martin Guptill's Guyana Amazon Warriors at Queens Park in Port of Spain.

Trinbago were reeling after losing openers Brendon McCullum and Hashim Amla cheaply, McCullum out for a golden duck and Amla gone for a modest six from 10 balls.

Munro came in with the score 29-2 after five overs, and although wickets continued to fall during his innings, his unbeaten hundred came in good time off 65 balls and included seven fours and six sixes.

Skipper Dwayne Bravo's 18 was the next highest score as Trinbago reached a modest 162-5 after losing the toss.

Young Australian Chris Lynn anchored Guyana's run chase with a 43-ball 77 as they eased to 166-4 with four balls remaining, Guptill contributing a solid 25 from 22.

While satisfied with his century, Munro was left ruing some lost opportunities.

"It would have been nice to get a few more I think - I missed out on a few in the last five or six overs," he said afterwards.

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