As their tile defence opened using an 11-run triumph over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 47 smashed at off 32 balls.
Pollard’s knock, that comprised three sixes and four fours, assembled on strong middle-order contributions from Dinesh Ramdin (33 away 32) and also player-of-the-match James Neesham (33 away 30).
Collectively they dragged Knight Riders to 152-7 later Sheldon Cottrell (3-13) had put the skids under the top purchase. Seamer Rayad Emrit bagged 3-39, including Pollard’s wicket whose debut innings ended when he was captured at 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 since the Patriots constructed from 70-1 into 76-5.
Neesham started the rot by dividing an opening-wicket rack of 47 between Kjorn Ottley (25) and also Evin Lewis (36), who fell to Khary Pierre (2-20).
The pursuit was as good up when skipper Carlos Brathwaite was run out to 2 following a mix-up using Mohammad Hafeez (16) and though Fabian Allan (30 off 14) along with Usama Mir (24 away 10) did their best to haul things back, the goal proved out of reach with the innings closing on 141 off 19.4 overs.
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