Vancouver Knights romp into the finals with 77-run win over Brampton Wolves in Qualifier 1
Skipper Shoaib Malik and Andre Russell batted at full throttle to take the Knights' score to 170 from 16 overs. Russell, especially, scored at a strike rate of over 200 and made it very difficult for the Brampton Wolves' batters to chase it down.
Vancouver Knights 170-4
Brampton Wolves 103-All Out
Vancouver Knights won by 77 runs (DLS method)
In a game that was curtailed to 16 overs per side due to rain, opener Tobias Visee ensured that Vancouver Knights got off to a good start. He got good support from Rassie van der Dussen.
Later, skipper Shoaib Malik and Andre Russell batted at full throttle to take the Knights' score to 170 from 16 overs. While Knights were going well to start off, they got the impetus from Malik and Andre Russell, both of whom scored 40s. Russell, especially, scored at a strike rate of over 200 and made it very difficult for the Brampton Wolves' batters to chase it down.
What a catch! You beauty, @rashidi_jr_268.— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) August 8, 2019
And, with this, @VKnights_ defeated @BramptonWolves by 77 runs(DLS) & secured their place in the finals!#BW all out on 103#BWvsVK #GT2019 pic.twitter.com/CTImLYzfPO
While all the Wolves' bowlers went for runs, Shahid Afridi was the stand out. In reply, apart from Colin Munro, there was no intent from anyone else as Wolves bundled out for just 103 in the 14th over.
Saad Bin Zafar was the star for the Knights and picked up four wickets, while giving away 22 runs. Daniel Sams and Hayden Walsh also picked up three and two wickets each.
Brampton Wolves- Lendl Simmons, George Munsey, Colin Munro, Babar Hayat, Nitish Kumar, Shahid Afridi, Abraash Khan, Wahab Riaz, Ish Sodhi, Junaid Siddiqui, Cecil Pervez
Vancouver Knights- Tobias Visee, Chadwick Walton, Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, Saad Bin Zafar, Daniel Sams, Michael Rippon, Hayden Walsh, Rayyan Pathan, Ali Khan
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