Global T20 League – Toronto Nationals vs Winnipeg Hawks – Match Report
Winnipeg Hawks got their second win of the season as they defeated Toronto Nationals by three wickets in the seventh match of the ongoing Global T20 League. Toronto Nationals posted a par score of 216 runs after Winnipeg Hawks captain Rayad Emrit won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Winnipeg Hawks opener Chris Lynn continued his good form going as the Australian batsman blasted 89 runs from 48 balls. Lynn batted at the top of his game and showed no mercy for the Toronto Nationals bowlers to take his team over the line.
Toronto Nationals innings:
Toronto Nationals could not get off to a good start as they lost the early wicket of their opener, Chirag Suri. However, Toronto Nationals opener Rodrigo Thomas scored a fine knock of 65 runs from 46 balls. The left-hander scored three fours and five sixes in his knock. Subsequently, Toronto Nationals captain Yuvraj Singh continued his good form going. The southpaw batsman scored 45 runs off just 26 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes.
Furthermore, Kieron Pollard added the finishing touches as he blasted 21-ball 52 with the help of three fours and five sixes. The talisman batsman scored his runs at a strike rate of 247.62. Thus, Toronto Nationals posted 216 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
On the other hand, Dwayne Bravo was the pick of the bowlers as the all-rounder scalped four wickets. Mohammad Irfan, Rayad Emrit and Kaleem Sana scalped one wicket each.
Winnipeg Hawks innings:
Winnipeg Hawks got off to a flying start in their run chase. Shaiman Anwar was the dominating partner as he 43 runs out of the 48 of the opening partnership. The right-handed batsman scored 43 runs from 21 balls with the help of four fours and as many sixes.
Chris Lynn scored his second consecutive fifty as the right-hander batted at the top of his game. Lynn scored a blistering knock of 89 runs from 48 balls with the help of two fours and 10 sixes. Subsequently, Sunny Sohal scored 58 runs from 27 balls. He scored two fours and half-a-dozen sixes in his fine knock.
Chris Lynn was awarded the Man of the match.
Subsequently, the Winnipeg Hawks veered off the track in their run chase as they lost wickets in a cluster. However, the lower middle order was able to keep their calm as Winnipeg Hawks chased down the target on the last ball of the innings.
Salman Nazar and Chris Grenn scalped two wickets each for Toronto Nationals.
Winnipeg Hawks will next take on the table-toppers Brampton Wolves on 1st August whereas Toronto Nationals will also lock horns with the same side on 3rd August.