Vintage 'Boom Boom' Afridi knock takes Brampton Wolves to easy win over Edmonton Royals
Although Royals have a good batting line-up, with the likes of Faf du Plessis and Mohammad Hafeez, they are more suited to the one-day format rather than T20s.
Brampton Wolves 207-5
Edmonton Royals 180-9
Brampton Wolves won by 27 runs
Brampton Wolves got off to a great start with openers Lendl Simmons and George Munsey continuing from where they had left in the first match. Their 43-run partnership came off just the first four overs but then a couple of wickets through the middle saw the Wolves at 97-3 in the 11th over.
Little did the Edmonton Royals' bowlers know at that point about what was coming at them when Shahid Afridi took guard. In a batting performance that had not been seen for years, Afridi smashed 81 from just 40 deliveries, including 10 fours and five sixes, as he single handedly took Brampton Wolves to a 200+ score.
Shadab Khan and Ben Cutting were the leading bowlers for Edmonton Royals and shared five wickets among them.
Although Royals had a good batting line-up, with the likes of Faf fu Plessis and Mohammad Hafeez, they were more suited to the one-day format rather than T20s. In an attempt to score quickly, wickets kept falling at regular intervals for Edmonton Royals.
Jimmy Neesham top-scored with an 18-ball 33. Shadab Khan also tried to go for the kill with an 18-ball 27, but three wickets each from Ish Sodhi and Zahoor Khan ensured that Brandon Wolves win the game by 27 runs.
Edmonton Royals- Navneet Dhaliwal, Richie Berrington, Faf du Plessis, Mohammad Hafeez, James Neesham, Ben Cutting, Shadab Khan, Safyaan Sharif, Anshuman Rath, Kyle Phillip, Akash Gill
Brampton Wolves- Lendl Simmons, George Munsey, Colin Munro, Rohan Mustafa, Shahid Afridi, Nitish Kumar, Wahab Riaz, Nawab Singh, Zahoor Khan, Cecil Pervez, Ish Sodhi
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