August 10, 2019 07:13 AM NPT
Toronto Nationals’ Sandeep Lamichhane bowls against Winnipeg Hawks during the eliminator match of the Global T20 Canada League at the CAA Center Cricket Ground in Brampton, Canada on Friday. Photo Courtesy: GT20 Canada/Twitter
KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Sompal Kami’s Canadian T20 franchise team Winnipeg Hawks has ousted Toronto Nationals that features Sandeep Lamichhane in the eliminator match by two runs under D/L method during the Global T20 Canada league played at CAA Center cricket ground in Brampton, Canada on Friday.
The rain stopped the match at 17.1 overs with Hawks scoring 201 runs for the loss of five wickets chasing the target of 239 runs posted by Nationals batting first. With no further match possible, Hawks were declared winner of the match with being two runs ahead of the D/L target for the stage at 17.1 overs.
Hawks’ South African batsman Duminy was adjudged player of the match for his unbeaten 85 runs off 41 deliveries which included eight fours and five sixes. Kami didn’t feature in the match. He has played one match for the franchise during the group stage.
Similarly, Lamichhane picked up two wickets of Pakistan’s Umar Akmal and United States’ Sunny Sohail, conceding 34 runs off his four overs.
Both Nationals and Hawks featured in the eliminator match after finishing third and fourth respectively on the group table. Hawks advanced to second qualifier and faces Brampton Wolves on Saturday. Wolves had lost to Vancouver Knights in the first qualifier match played earlier in the day.
The winner of the second qualifier match will face Knights in the final on Sunday.
Kami was picked by Hawks for Rs 300,000 in a draft pick for the Global T20 Canada held back in June. He became second Nepali cricketer ever to be picked for any international T20 league after Sandeep Lamichhane, who was also roped in for Rs 6 million by Nationals.