GT20 - Toronto Nationals pip Montreal Tigers to playoffs by 35 runs

Toronto Nationals pip Montreal Tigers to playoffs by 35 runs
Toronto Nationals pip Montreal Tigers to playoffs by 35 runs
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Toronto Nationals will now face Winnipeg Hawks in the Eliminator, while Montreal Tigers have been knocked out.


Match Summary 

Toronto Nationals 189-5

Montreal Tigers 154-All Out

Toronto Nationals won by 35 runs


After already winning a couple of matches for Toronto Nationals, it was opener Rodrigo Thomas yet again who starred with the bat. He got good support from wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen and ensured that the Nationals put up a healthy total.

Thomas ended with 70 from 56 deliveries, while Klaasen remained unbeaten on 64 at a strike rate close to 190. Nikhil Dutta was the most effective bowler for Montreal Tigers and picked up one wicket while bowling at an economy of 5.75.


In reply, Montreal Tigers' chase could never really get going. There was a good partnership for the third wicket between Matthew Cross and Dinesh Chandimal but both departed for 30s and there was not much to follow.

Chris Green and Mitchell McClenaghan were the pick of the bowlers for Montreal Tigers and bagged three wickets each.

Toronto Nationals will now face Winnipeg Hawks in the Eliminator, while Montreal Tigers have been knocked out.

Montreal Tigers- Kyle Coetzer, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Dinesh Chandimal, George Bailey, Thisara Perera, Matthew Cross, Scott Kuggeleijn, Dillon Heyliger, Nikhil Dutta, Alasdair Evans, Fawad Ahmed

Toronto Nationals- Rodrigo Thomas, Chirag Suri, Moises Henriques, Heinrich Klaasen, Chris Green, Ravinderpal Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Manpreet Gony, Jeremy Gordon, Salman Nazar, Sandeep Lamichhane

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