Hard done by rain, Toronto Nationals stand eliminated as Winnipeg Hawks move to Qualifier 2
The Hawks were at 201-5 in the 18th over and were just two runs ahead of the DLS par score when the umpires decided that it was too dark for play to continue and the Hawks were awarded the win. Understandably so, the Toronto Nationals camp looked absolutely aghast at the decision, but such is the nature of the game.
Toronto Nationals 238-5
Winnipeg Hawks 201-5
Winnipeg Hawks won by 2 runs (DLS method)
After Toronto Nationals' opener Chirag Suri was dismissed in the fourth over, there was a 137-run partnership for the second wicket between Rodrigo Thomas and Heinrich Klaasen, which took the Nationals to 238 from their 20 overs.
While Thomas looked as good as he has in the tournament with a 41-ball 73, it was the century from Heinrich Klaasen which really took the Nationals score well beyond par. Klassen batted magnificently to remain unbeaten on 106 from just 49 deliveries.
Mohammad Irfan and Kaleem Sana were the leading bowlers for Winnipeg Hawks and took two wickets each.
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Winnipeg Hawks were struggling at 49-3 at one point, but good hands from JP Duminy, Sunny Sohal and Riyad Emrit steadied them. The Hawks were at 201 for 5 in the 18th over and were just two runs ahead of the DLS par score when the umpires decided that it was too dark for play to continue and the Hawks were awarded the win.
Understandably so, the Toronto Nationals camp looked absolutely aghast at the decision, but such is the nature of the game. Winnipeg Hawks will now face Brampton Wolves in Qualifier 2.
Toronto Nationals- Rodrigo Thomas, Chirag Suri, Heinrich Klaasen, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Ravinderpal Singh, Chris Green, Mitchell McClenaghan, Salman Nazar, Jeremy Gordon, Sandeep Lamichhane
Winnipeg Hawks- Shaiman Anwar, Chris Lynn, Sunny Sohal, Jean-Paul Duminy, Hamza Tariq, Varun Sehdev, Umar Akmal, Rayad Emrit, Mohammad Irfan, Kaleem Sana, Umair Ghani
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