Brampton, August 4th, 2023: The Playoff stages of the Global t20 Canada saw the Surrey Jaguars register a comprehensive 38 run victory over the Vancouver Knights in Qualifier 1 to find themselves in the final. Their victory was enabled by the sensational bowling performances of Junaid Siddique (4/22), Ruben Trumpelmann (2/26) and Karthik Meiyappan (2/24). The second encounter of the day saw the Montreal Tigers assert a dominant victory over the Brampton Wolves, winning with by 9 wickets (with 34 balls remaining) in the Eliminator Chris Lynn played a stellar knock to ensure the victory for the Tigers. With the day’s results, the Surrey Jaguars have made their way to the final, while Vancouver Knights take on the Brampton Wolves for a place in the finals.

The Jaguars were asked to set a target by the Vancouver Knights. Both openers, Mohammad Haris (20) and Jatinder Singh (15) got starts but failed to make it count. At the end of the powerplay the Jaguars were placed at 45/2.  Pargat Singh (2) ran himself out soon after, while Litton Das (16) also departed after a promising start. Skipper Iftikhar Ahmed (36) and Ayaan Khan (29) put together a partnership, but both batters were scalped in pursuit of a higher run rate. Following their demise, their tail struggled to make an impact. Junaid Siddique (4/22) was the standout bowler for the Knights, restricting the Jaguars to 139/9.

The Knights’ response fell apart early on. At the end of the powerplay the Knights were struggling at 31/4 with the early dismissals of Rayyan Pathan (4), Mohammad Rizwan (4), Rassie Van Der Dussen (6) and Harsh Thaker (4). Following this, Najibullah Zadran (15) and Fabian Allen (27) were a glimmer of hope but departed soon enough. Expectedly the tail struggled to make a significant contribution despite Trumpelmann’s (11) knock and were bundled out for 101. The Surrey Jaguars made their way to the finals with a dominant victory of 38 runs.

The second match of the day saw the Brampton Wolves start solidly. At the end of the powerplay there were placed at 34/1 with the loss of Usman Khan (11). Aaron Johnson (31) played a fine knock at the top of the innings before he was scalped by Ayaan Khan. Mark Chapman (11) and Colin are Grandhomme (20) failed to convert their starts and the innings eventually collapsed. The Wolves finished at a low total of 104/10. Matthew Forde proved lethal with figures of 4/16.

In response the Tigers made a quick meal of their target. Openers Chris Lynn (63*) and and M. Waseem (23) registered a 72-run partnership. Chris Lynn was in fine form dispatching ten boundaries. Srimantha Wijeyeratne joined Chris Lynn to get the Tigers home with ease, winning by 9 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)

Upcoming fixtures
Saturday’s action will see the Vancouver Knights take on the Brampton Wolves for a place in the finals, where they will face the Surrey Jaguars on Sunday

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
Surrey Jaguars – 139/9 (Iftikhar Ahmed – 36 runs in 28 balls, Ayaan – 29 runs in 20 balls, M. Haris – 20 runs in 15 balls, Junaid Siddique – 4/22, Karthik Meiyappan – 2/24, Ruben Trumpelmann – 2/26

Vancouver Knights – 101/10 (Fabian Allen – 27 runs in 20 balls, N. Zadran – 15 runs in 18 balls, Matthew Forde – 4/16, Dillon Heyliger – 2/8.

Jaguars won by 38 runs.

Brampton Wolves – 104/10 (Aaron Johnson – 31 runs in 25 balls, Colin De Grandhomme – 20 runs in 20 balls, Ayaan Afzal Khan – 2/16 Carlos Brathwaite -2/20,

Montreal Tigers – 108/1 (Chris Lynn – 63* runs in 47 balls, Muhammad Waseem – 23 runs in 24 balls, Shahid Ahmadzai – 1/26

Tigers won by 9 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)


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