The group phase part of the inaugural Global T20 Canada is completed after the 15th group stage match was completed between Toronto Nationals and Montreal Tigers on 08th Jul 2018.
Cricket West Indies “B” team head the points table with 4 wins from their 5 matches on 8 points, followed by Vancouver Knights (7 points from 5 matches), Edmonton Royals (5 points from 5 matches), Winnipeg Hawks and Toronto Nationals (4 points from 5 matches) and Montreal Tigers (2 points from 5 matches).
The unique format of GT20 Canada moves into Round 2 of the competition, where all the team’s will play a match each based on their positions in the group phase points table before the play-off’s. It provides a second chance for the team’s to finish in the top 4 of the competition to qualify for the play-off’s stage.
The likes of Babar Hayat, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nitish Kumar and other Associate member nation players have put in some impressive performances during the course of the group phase stage and with the crucial round 2 matches coming up, their contributions could prove vital for their respective franchise team’s chances of reaching the play-off stages.
Round 2 Schedule (all timings local):
10th May 2018: CWI “B” Team vs Montreal Tigers (11 am) ; Vancouver Knights vs Toronto Nationals (4 pm)
11th May 2018: Edmonton Royals vs Winnipeg Hawks (11 am)
Brief Scores (14th & 15th Matches):
Vancouver Knights 175/4 in 20 overs (Chris Gayle 63, Andre Russell 32 n.o, van der Dussen 30, Babar Hayat 14 n.o, Derval Green 3/33, Khary Pierre 1/19) beat CWI “B” Team 140 all out in 19.3 overs (Kavem Hodge 43, Fabian Allen 29, Shamar Springer 19, Sheldon Cottrell 4/19, Andre Russell 2/20, Fawad Ahmed 1/18) by 35 runs
Montreal Tigers 176/4 in 20 overs (George Worker 62, Moises Henriques 50, Dwayne Smith 18, Mohammad Sami 3/34, Kieron Pollard 1/31) lost to Toronto Nationals 179/9 in 20 overs (Nitish Kumar 46, Anton Devcich 43, Kieron Pollard 37, Kamran Akmal 19, Lasith Malinga 3/11, Peter Siddle 3/45, Sandeep Lamichhane 2/34) by 1 wicket