"--IANS/CMC"
Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), June 17 (IANS/CMC) West Indies opener Lendl Simmons is the new champion of single wicket cricket in the Caribbean.

Simmons defeated countryman and Mumbai Indians teammate Kieron Pollard to capture the second annual Single wicket title here Sunday, reports CMC.

In the one-on-one, two-over match with fielders assisting to make up the cricket regulations, Pollard cracked 29 in his two overs batting first.

He slammed two fours and two sixes, scoring 13 in the first over and 16 in the second.

In reply, Simmons raced to 21 after the first over, hitting three sixes.

Pollard fought back in the second over, but Simmons prevailed to lift the title and the winning prize of $7,000.

In the semifinals, Simmons got past defending champion Dwayne Smith of Barbados, while Pollard outlasted Tobagonian Navin Stewart.

--IANS/CMC

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