GT20 Canada: Brampton Wolves Dethrones Montreal Tigers, Moves on Top
Brampton Wolves remains unbeaten in this season of GT20.
They say in cricket catches win matches and this is what happened in the match between Brampton Wolves and Montreal Tigers.
Two brilliant catches one by Chris Green and the other by Logan van Beek helped Brampton Wolves to wrap up their crucial game against Montreal Tigers by 15 runs.
In fact, it was Logan who in his 19th over not only had Dipindra Airee caught but also kept the score under check as Tigers were at 123 for seven at the end of 18 overs. When Logan had dangerous-looking Rutherford caught at deep extra cover for 10 matches tilted in favour of Brampton Wolves. Logan followed it with a brilliant running catch to dismiss Srimantha.
Eigh two points from this game Brampton Wolves move to the top of the table with seven points from four games closely followed by Montreal Tigers with six points from four games.
Cricket is a game that goes well with good weather. Needing 144 to win, the Tigers lost their first wicket at 15 when caught at long off of the bowling of Ahmadzai.
When Chrys Lynn S.A.S. was introduced into the attack he met with immediate success as he had Lynn caught brilliantly by Shahid Ahmad with the scoreboard reading 32 for two. Dilpreet who came next executed some good drives besides plying two lofty shots over the covers to take his individual score to 17. Shakib who hit the first six off Ahmadzai was gone next ball with his individual score reading. In comes Rutherford the hero of yesterday. With a score reading 61 for three, the match looked evenly poised. Yesterday Dilpreet and Rutherford pulled Tigers out of the woods with a good partnership.
Tigers suffered a setback when Rutherford was brilliantly caught at deep cover. Cricket fans had their prayers for pleasant weather answered by Lord Indra as a pleasant breeze with the temperature hovering around the late 20s saw Usman Khan and Aaron Johnson opening the Wolves innings.