Evin Lewis Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago batsman Evin Lewis plays a sweep shot against the Titans in their CLT20 match, September 30Shaun Roy/CLT20/SPORTZPICS

Trinidad & Tobago stayed alive in the Champions League T20 after edging the Titans by six runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method.

With the match evenly poised with three overs remaining - the Titans needed 36 from 18 balls with A.B. De Villiers (23 n.o.) at the crease - the rain decided to have its say as the wet weather pelted down with some venom, and with it ending the match with the Titans six runs short of the par score of 159.

Trinidad & Tobago, helped by half-centuries from Evin Lewis (70) and Darren Bravo (63) posted a formidable 188 for six in their 20 overs.

The Titans had a blistering start, then lost their way in the middle before De Villiers looked to be taking them to an extremely close finish. The rains however saw the Titans eventually stranded on 153 for six from 17 overs.

Trinidad & Tobago join the Titans on eight points, and if the Sunrisers Hyderabad's late match against the Brisbane Heat is abandoned, then the IPL side will be knocked out of the tournament.

The Titans started the innings like a house on fire, with Henry Davids again going nuts at the top.

The second over went for a massive 22 runs, while over number three was taken for 15, as the Titans raced to 41 in just three overs, before a bit of sanity saw the score read 64 for no loss after the six powerplay overs.

Davids (42, 22b, 6x4, 2x6), though, fell in the seventh over with Rayad Emrit hitting timber. A wicket train followed with Heino Kuhn, Jacques Rudolph and Roelof Van Der Merwe all losing their wickets in a hurry, leaving A.B. De Villiers to do all the hitting.

There really is no-one you would much rather have in the crease than De Villiers, though, in such a situation as the unconventional right-hander looked to systematically dismantle the Trinidad bowling, in the company of the equally effective Farhaan Behardien.

The equation was brought down to 54 from 30 balls by the duo, but skipper Denesh Ramdin brought on his trump card Sunil Narine to bowl his final over, and the spinner did not disappoint, picking up Behardien to end the 49-run partnership.

Narine then picked up David Wiese a couple of balls later as Trinidad looked to shut the Titans out.

With Titans needing 36 from the last three, the weather Gods decided to intervene as sudden showers led to the players going back to the pavilion, with the South African side just behind the par score.

Earlier, it was all about the partnership between Lewis and Bravo for the second wicket that set up Trinidad & Tobago's big first innings score.

Marchant De Lange castled Lendl Simmons for a duck in just the second over, after the opener had faced seven balls without scoring a single run.

However, that wicket turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Trinidad & Tobago with Bravo, who has been in good form in the CLT20, walking in and going hammer and tongs along with Lewis, who ended up with a strike rate of exactly 200.

Lewis (70, 35b, 7x4, 5x6) was very much the aggressor in the partnership, with the opener scoring 67 of the 109 runs, while Bravo was more than happy to play second fiddle.

It looked like the two could stay the whole 20 overs and take Trinidad & Tobago past 200, but Lewis fell in the 13th over to Roelof Van Der Merwe after top-edging a full toss.

However, at the fall of Lewis' wicket, Bravo (63, 44b, 5x4, 4x6) decided to take charge, and take charge he did, smashing three sixes in one over of Van Der Merwe.

Trinidad, though, could not quite sustain that charge to the 20th over, as Bravo's wicket - bowled by De Lange (three for 38) -- led to a bit of a comparative lull, leaving Trinidad to finish on 188 for six, twelve short of that magical 200-run mark.