GT20 - Chris Lynn wins second match in a row for Winnipeg Hawks
It was the half-century from Kieron Pollard, played at strike rate of nearly 250, which took Toronto Nationals to 216. However, given how well the pitch was playing, even this score was chaseable.
Toronto Nationals 216-7
Winnipeg Hawks 217-7
Winnipeg Hawks won by 3 wickets
Batting first, Toronto Nationals' opener Rodrigo Thomas looked really good from the beginning as he smashed 65 off just 46 deliveries. Skipper Yuvraj Singh who looked rusty in the first match had come back nicely in the second game and continued from where he had left in this one, with a 26-ball 45.
Dwayne Bravo was the the leading bowler for Winnipeg Hawks and picked up a four-wicket haul.
But, it was the half-century from Kieron Pollard, played at strike rate of nearly 250, which took Toronto Nationals to 216. However, given how well the pitch was playing, even this score looked chaseable.
Second successive fifty for @lynny50— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) July 29, 2019
Sets the ground ABLAZE.@WinnipegGT20 stumble to a three-wicket win
Splendid efforts from USA's Sunny Sohal and the UAE's @shaimananwaruae@TorontoNational clawed back but missed out. Just.#GT2019#TNvsWH@usacricket@EmiratesCricket pic.twitter.com/mrKN0FMpne
Winnipeg Hawks' top three in Chris Lynn, Shaiman Anwar and Sunny Sohal were all among runs as the team was well-placed to win comfortably. However, a cluster of wickets derailed their run.
Ultimately, the Hawks won on the last ball of the match with a single, but not before losing two wickets in the final over. Salman Nazar and Chris Green were the pick of the bowlers for Toronto Nationals.
Toronto Nationals- Rodrigo Thomas, Chirag Suri, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Heinrich Klaasen, Ravinderpal Singh, Chris Green, Mark Montfort, Jeremy Gordon, Salman Nazar, Manpreet Gony
Winnipeg Hawks- Chris Lynn, Jean-Paul Duminy, Rayad Emrit, Dwayne Bravo, Shaiman Anwar, Sunny Sohal, Hamza Tariq, Varun Sehdev, Kaleem Sana, Mohammad Irfan, Umair Ghani
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