GT20 - Gayle-storm strikes again to take Vancouver Knights to 6-wicket win over Edmonton Royals
Vancouver Knights had piled up 276 runs against Montreal Tigers in their last match but were denied a victory. They were having none of it this time as Christopher Henry Gayle put up another exhibition with a 44-ball 94.
Edmonton Royals 165-9
Vancouver Knights 166-4
Vancouver Knights won by 6 wickets
And that's a wrap@VKnights_ race to a six-wicket win over @EdmontonGT20— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) August 2, 2019
Another big day for Chris Gayle
Fine all-round performance by @Cuttsy31 but he ends up on the losing side@henrygayle #GT2019#ERvsVK pic.twitter.com/atR95UdWv6
When opener Richie Berrington was first dismissed in the third over, it looked as if Edmonton Royals would consolidate with skipper Mohammad Hafeez at the crease. However, in the process of consolidating, both Hafeez and opener Navneet Dhaliwal played a lot of dot balls which did not help their run rate.
To add to that, both were dismissed soon after and Edmonton Royals were reduced to 50-4 from 10 overs. Neither did they have a lot of batting to come, nor they were going at a good run rate.
The Royals should thank all-rounders Ben Cutting (72) and Mohammad Nawaz (40) for their knocks as it gave some respectability to their total of 165. Ali Khan and Saad Bin Zafar picked up two wickets each for Vancouver Nights.
The Knights had piled up 276 runs against Montreal Tigers in their last match but were denied a victory. They were having none of it this time as Christopher Henry Gayle put up another exhibition with a 44-ball 94.
The match was then closed by the seasoned Shoaib Malik who remained unbeaten off 34 from 17 deliveries to take the Knights home by six wickets, with more than three overs remaining.
Vancouver Knights- Chris Gayle, Tobias Visee, Chadwick Walton, Andre Russell, Shoaib Malik, Hayden Walsh, Daniel Sams, Michael Rippon, Saad Bin Zafar, Ali Khan, Rayyan Pathan
Edmonton Royals- Navneet Dhaliwal, Richie Berrington, Mohammad Hafeez, James Neesham, Anshuman Rath, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Safyaan Sharif, Kyle Phillip, Satsimranjit Dhindsa
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