As their tile defence started having an triumph over St Kitts & Nevis 27, 47 smashed off 32 balls.
Pollard’s knock, which included three sixes and four fours, constructed on strong middle-order contributions from Dinesh Ramdin (33 away 32) and player-of-the-match James Neesham (33 off 30).
Collectively they hauled Knight Riders to 152-7 later Sheldon Cottrell (3-13) had put the skids under the very best purchase. Seamer Rayad Emrit bagged 3-39, including Pollard’s wicket whose introduction innings ended when he was captured at deep cover.
All-rounder Neesham (3-18) and pace bowler Mohammad Hasnain (3-36), also playing their first match for Trinbago, subsequently held influence with the ball as the Patriots folded from 70-1 to 76-5.
Neesham started the rust from dividing an opening-wicket rack of 47 involving Kjorn Ottley (25) and also Evin Lewis (36), that fell to Khary Pierre (2-20).
The pursuit was good as up when skipper Carlos Brathwaite was conducted out for 2 following a mix-up using Mohammad Hafeez (16) and although Fabian Allan (30 away 14) along with Usama Mir (24 off 10) did their very best to haul things back, then the goal proved out of reach with all the innings closing on 141 away 19.4 overs.
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