Brampton, 28th July 2023: The first clash of the day at the Global T20 Canada saw the Vancouver Knights secure an imposing victory against the Brampton Wolves by 9 wickets and 17 balls remaining. Assisted by a stellar spell by Ruben Trumpelmann, Mohammad Rizwan and Corbin Bosch helped the Knights make a quick meal of the Wolves’ meager total of 129/9. In the second encounter of the day the Surrey Jaguars defeated the Mississauga Panthers by 55 runs, powered by a top-quality knock by Jatinder Singh and potent bowling by Spencer Johnson and Sandeep Lamichhane.
~ Mohammad Rizwan announces his arrival in style for the Knights, while Jaguars deliver an all-round performance to secure the victory ~
Following the toss, the Brampton Wolves were asked to set a target by the Vancouver Knights. A poor start to the innings, with the departure of O’Dowd (7), Usman Khan (18) and Mark Chapman (3) left the Wolves struggling at 31/3 by the end of the powerplay. Pacer, Ruben Trumpelmamm (4/25) bowled a sensational spell running through the top order. Colin De Grandhomme (1) and Rizwan Cheema (0) also departed soon after. Hussain Talat (20) and Chris Green (23) made promising starts to get the Wolves through the middle overs but were unable to convert them. Coming in at number eight, Logan Van Beek (15) chipped in towards the death while Tim Southee (16) and Shahid Ahmadzai (15) played crucial quick-fire knocks to get the Wolves to a mildly competitive total of 129/9.  
Invigorated by the addition of Mohammad Rizwan, the Knights started well, before Fakhar Zaman (21) was sent back to the pavilion by Logan Van Beek. At the end of the powerplay the Knights were in a commanding position at 42/1. While Mohammad Rizwan (52) took his time to find his groove, he picked up the pace soon enough. On the contrary, Corbin Bosch (50) came out with all guns blazing. The duo put on a match winning partnership and finished the game with ease, helping the Knights finish at 133/1 with nearly three overs to spare.

The second encounter of the day saw the Mississauga Panthers ask the Surrey Jaguars to bat first. The Jaguars got off to an explosive start, courtesy of Alex Hales (39) making the most of the early field restrictions. At the end of the powerplay the Jaguars were powering through at 60/1. Jatinder Singh (57) continued the onslaught while Litton Das (25) played a more restrained knock through the middle overs. However, Zahoor Khan bowled well in the death to dismiss Matthew Forde (1) and Ayaan Khan (1), derailing any further momentum. Dillon Heyliger (9) and Pargat Singh (9) chipped in towards the end of the innings, but the Panthers bowled well to restrict the Jaguars to 164/6.

In response the Mississauga Panthers had a challenging start. Chris Gayle (3) was cleaned up by Matthew Forde early on and the Panthers were bogged down at the end of the powerplay at 31/1. Shreyas Movva (31) and Cameron Delport (33) put on a critical stand of 48 runs to bring the Panthers back into contention. Azam Khan (14) came in at number four and smashed two boundaries of Matthew Forde, before conceding his wicket in the same over. The tide turned yet again after a deceptive piece of bowling from Sandeep Lamichhane ensured the dismissal of Delport and James Neesham (0) in the same over. With the run rate climbing, Tom Cooper (1) tried to accelerate and perished in the process. The Panthers’ last glimmer of hope was extinguished when Shoaib Malik (7) was cleaned up by Spencer Johnson, the same over saw the dismissal of Nikhil Dutta as well. The Panthers were eventually bundled out for a paltry score of 109.

Upcoming Fixtures:
Action picks up tomorrow when the Toronto Nationals will clash against the Montreal Tigers while Vancouver Knights will take on the Surrey Jaguars in the second match of the day.

Where to watch:  
Matches will be live streamed on FanCode and cricket lovers in India can also watch the matches live on Star Sports 2 (HD)

Brief scores  
Brampton Wolves – 129/9 in 20 overs (Chris Green- 23 runs in 24 balls, Hussain Talat – 20 runs in 22 balls, Usman Khan – 18 runs in 17 balls, Ruben Trumpelmann – 4/25, Junaid Siddique – 2/25)

Vancouver Knights – 133/1 in 17.1overs (Mohammad Rizwan – 52 runs in 42 balls, Corbin Bosch – 50 runs in 41 balls, Logan Van Beek – 1/18)

Knights won by 9 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Surrey Jaguars – 164/6 in 20 overs (Jatinder Singh – 57 runs in 45 balls, Alex Hales – 39 runs in 21 balls, Litton Das – 25 runs in 30 balls, Zahoor Khan – 3/36, Cameron Delport – 1/ 4, Jaskaran Singh –1/33)

Mississauga Panthers – 109/10 in 20 overs (Cameron Delport – 33 runs in 21 balls, Shreyas Movva – 31 runs in 31 balls, Sandeep Lamichhane 3/18, Spencer Johnson – 3/25, Matthew Forde – 2/14)
Jaguars won by 55 runs.

About Cricket CanadaCricket Canada is the official governing body for the sport of cricket in Canada. It is a not-for-profit organization recognized by the International Cricket Council and the Government of Canada.About Global T20 CanadaThe primary objective of Global T20 Canada is to promote the sport of cricket in Canada and around the world. This is achieved by providing world class cricket broadcast, both on television and internet platforms, hosting the sports diverse fan base in the stadium and in communities where they otherwise never get to see their cricket heroes play in person


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