Manpreet Gony helps Toronto Nationals pull off a heist against Edmonton Royals
Toronto Nationals' Manpreet Gony, who had earlier gone for over 50 runs in his four overs, came back to blast 33 runs from just 12 balls to take the team to an unexpected two-wicket win.
Edmonton Royals 191-6
Toronto Nationals 192-8
Toronto Nationals won by 2 wkts (19 overs/side)
Courtesy of explosive hands from all-rounders Ben Cutting (43) and Shadab Khan (36) towards the last few overs, Edmonton Royals were successful in extending their total to 191 in a match that was curtailed to 19 overs per side because of the rain delay.
Chris Green and Salman Nazar were the leading bowlers for Toronto Nationals. While Nazar bowled economically, Green picked up three crucial wickets.
Chasing the big target, Toronto Nationals lost both their openers quite early but handsome knocks from wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen (45) and skipper Yuvraj Singh (35) put them back on track. Yuvraj looked rusty in the first match but was right on the money in this one, but was dismissed on a slower one from Ben Cutting.
Nail-biting finish in today’s first game as @TorontoNational registered a thrilling win over @EdmontonGT20. Take a look at some of the most exciting moments from the match. #GT2019 #ERvsTN pic.twitter.com/BIQaWpd14V— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) July 27, 2019
However, a couple of quick wickets saw them trailing in the game. Manpreet Gony, who had earlier gone for over 50 runs in his four overs, came back to blast 33 runs from just 12 balls to take the team to an unexpected two-wicket win.
Toronto Nationals- Rodrigo Thomas, Calum MacLeod, Yuvraj Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Kieron Pollard, Ravinderpal Singh, Chris Green, Mark Montfort, Jeremy Gordon, Salman Nazar, Manpreet Gony
Edmonton Royals- Navneet Dhaliwal, Richie Berrington, Faf du Plessis, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Cutting, Shadab Khan, James Neesham, Safyaan Sharif, Anshuman Rath, Kyle Phillip, Akash Gill
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