GT20 - Colin Munro and spinners help Brampton Wolves reclaim top spot after win over Winnipeg Hawks
Chasing a small 117-run total, Lendl Simmons (22), Colin Munro (53) and Babar Hayat (37) were the main contributors for Brampton Wolves with the bat.
Winnipeg Hawks 116-All Out
Brampton Wolves 122-3
Brampton Wolves won by 7 wickets
.@BramptonWolves defeated @WinnipegGT20 by 7 wickets to reach at the top of the table once again. #GT2019 #BWvsWH pic.twitter.com/lWCPyRIaB8— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) August 1, 2019
Winnipeg Hawks suffered a big jolt when opener Chris Lynn was dismissed in the very first over. Lynn had been the main player for the Hawks and had contributed handsomely in their victories in both the last matches.
There was then a small partnership between Shaiman Anwar and Sunny Sohal but after Sohal was dismissed, the Brampton Wolves' spinners got the better of the Hawks' middle order and did not allow them to score. It was finally due to the 27 runs from Kaleem Sana that Winnipeg Hawks reached 116.
Racing to the target.@manuz05 and @_BabarHayat added 92 for the 5th wicket to take @BramptonWolves to their third successive win— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) August 1, 2019
They are top of the table now!
Big win over @WinnipegGT20.#GT2019#BWvsWH pic.twitter.com/aVxQvLdezH
Rohan Mustafa, Ish Sodhi, Shahid Afridi and Zahoor Khan picked up two wickets each for the side, breaking the back of the Winnipeg Hawks' batting order. Notably, apart from Zahoor Khan, all of these bowlers are spinners and made the most of a pitch that had a bit in it for the tweakers.
Chasing a small 117-run total, Lendl Simmons (22), Colin Munro (53) and Babar Hayat (37) were the main contributors for Brampton Wolves.
No bowler, apart from Mohammad Irfan, could create any sort of trouble for the Wolves' batsmen as they raced to a win with more than five overs remaining.
Winnipeg Hawks- Chris Lynn, Shaiman Anwar, Sunny Sohal, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwayne Bravo, Hamza Tariq, Rayad Emrit, Varun Sehdev, Umair Ghani, Kaleem Sana, Mohammad Irfan
Brampton Wolves- Lendl Simmons, George Munsey, Colin Munro, Nitish Kumar, Shahid Afridi, Babar Hayat, Rohan Mustafa, Wahab Riaz, Zahoor Khan, Cecil Pervez, Ish Sodhi
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