Guyana Chronicle – TORONTO, Canada – After failing to attract crowds during its almost three-week staging, the Global T20 Canada climaxed in a blaze of glory at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club ground, King City, yesterday with a “full house” being treated to an enthralling contest between eventual winners Vancouver Knights and Cricket West Indies B.

Summary

  • TORONTO, Canada – After failing to attract crowds during its almost three-week staging, the Global T20 Canada climaxed in a blaze of glory at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club ground, King City, yesterday with a “full house” being treated to an enthralling contest between eventual winners Vancouver Knights and Cricket West Indies B.
  • All three fell cheaply to outstanding catches; Walton taken at cover by Fabian Allen off Jeremiaah Louis; Gayle at mid-on by a diving Justin Greaves and Dunk also at cover by substitute Khary Pierre, the latter two off fast bowler Derval Green.
  • Any thoughts the CWI B had of winning  the inaugural tournament and carting off  the top prize of $500 000(US) were, however, dashed by a brilliant unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 126 between Zafar and South African, Rassie Van Der Dussen who was 44 not out when victory was achieved in 17.
  • When victory was achieved, much to the delight of his teammates, Zafar had counted eight fours and three sixes in his man-of-the-match performance while Van Der Hussen supporting innings included three fours, the last one ensuring a resounding victory.
  • Earlier, Gayle had no hesitation in inserting CWI B, obviously bent on his team chasing this time around following last Thursday’s defeat which saw the Caribbean side winning off the final delivery in their high-scoring contest.


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