On the hottest day of Global T20 Canada, the Brampton Wolves were stopped cold.
Excellent bowling by the Vancouver Knights gave their batsmen a low target of 129 for nine to chase which they completed in under 18 overs for a nine-wicket win which ended the Wolves’ unbeaten run.
With the humidex reaching 40C around the grounds, Ruben Trumpelmann did much of the damage for the Knights, taking four wickets including two key ones, Usman Khan, out for 18 and Hussain Talat, finishing with 20. Corbin Bosch took the wicket of Chris Green, who had two sixes amongst his total of 23. Bosch also conceded just 10 runs in his four overs.
Junaid Siddique ripped the middle of the Brampton order for two wickets, catching Colin de Grandhomme after he made just one, and Rizwan Cheema for a first-ball duck.
The Wolves could have finished a lot worse if not for their lower order. Tim Southee made 16 including two sixes. Canadian Shahid Ahmadzai also had two sixes as he finished at 15 not out, and Logan van Beek also finished the innings with 15.
Bosch was also in full control with the bat as he and Mohammad Rizwan finished the innings with a partnership of 104 after Fakhar Zaman was bowled out for 21. Bosch finished with 50 off 41 balls including five boundaries and a six. Rizwan ended with 52 off 42 balls including two boundaries and three sixes.
Van Beek took the only wicket for Brampton who remain at the top of the standings. Cheema said the team had a bit of a chat after the game but morale remains high.
“It was the first bad game for us,” he said. “We’ll come back strong next game.”
“As a unit, as a team, we’re doing good. We just want to put this one behind us and look forward to the next game. We’re playing good cricket.”
Also Friday, the Mississauga Panthers finally had a chance to bowl first after batting first in each of its four losses. It didn’t matter as the Surrey Jaguars rolled to an easy 55-run win.
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The Panthers took a few late wickets from the Jaguars but Surrey’s top order demolished Mississauga bowling for 134 runs in the first two partnerships. Then a late surge carried the Jaguars to a competition-high total of 164 for six.
Jatinger Singh made 57 off 45 balls including five boundaries and a six. Alex Hales scored 39 including nine boundaries. Litton Das made 25.
Zahoor Khan gave the Panthers some hope, taking three wickets. But Surrey left Mississauga with an 8.2 per-over run rate to chase.
Cameron Delport led Mississauga’s chase with 33 including four sixes. Canadian Shreyas Movva had a nice innings, making 31. But the chase proved too much as wickets fell quickly in the latter overs. Azam Khan, one of the early stars of the tournament, was bowled out for 14 and from there, the Panthers stumbled to a total of 109 all out.
Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal and Australian Spencer Johnson led the Surrey bowlers with three wickets each. Matthew Forde had two.
“It’s a huge win, very big two points,” Hales said. “We spoke before the game about not taking them for granted.”
“We wanted to make sure we put a ruthless score on a tricky-ish pitch.”
With the loss, the Panthers have been eliminated from playoff contention and should be giving more opportunities to players who have not been showcased to this point.
“In the last two games, we’re going to try to make it tough for the other teams,” Azam Khan said.
It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek considering the tournament is based in Brampton, but it’s rivalry Saturday at TD Cricket Arena. The Toronto Nationals face the Montreal Tigers in the morning then a ‘Battle of B.C.’ with the Knights taking on the Jaguars in the late afternoon.
Corbin Bosch, Vancouver Knights
Country: South Africa
Fact: Bosch helped South Africa win the U-19 World Cup in 2014.
Brampton vs. Vancouver
|Usman Khan †||c van der Dussen b Trumpelmann||18||17||3||0|
|Max O’Dowd||c †Mohammad Rizwan b Trumpelmann||7||6||1||0|
|Mark Chapman||c van der Dussen b Trumpelmann||3||9||0||0|
|Hussain Talat||c Meiyappan b Trumpelmann||20||22||0||1|
|Colin de Grandhomme||c Muhammad Kamal b Junaid Siddique||1||10||0||0|
|Rizwan Cheema||c Najibullah Zadran b Junaid Siddique||0||1||0||0|
|Chris Green||c Fakhar Zaman b Bosch||23||24||0||2|
|Logan van Beek||b Meiyappan||15||21||0||0|
|Tim Southee (c)||run out (Junaid Siddique)||16||6||1||2|
|Shahid Ahmadzai||not out||15||4||0||2|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 9)||11|
|TOTAL||20 Ov (RR: 6.45)||129/9|
|Fakhar Zaman||b van Beek||21||20||2||1|
|Mohammad Rizwan †||not out||52||42||2||3|
|Corbin Bosch||not out||50||41||5||1|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 9)||10|
|TOTAL||17.1 Ov (RR: 7.74)||133/1|
|Logan van Beek||3||18||1||10||1||0||2||0|
Surrey vs. Mississauga
|Jatinder Singh||lbw b Jaskaran Singh||57||45||5||1|
|Alex Hales||c Movva b Zahoor Khan||39||21||9||0|
|Litton Das †||c Movva b Delport||25||30||1||1|
|Iftikhar Ahmed (c)||run out (Neesham)||6||8||0||0|
|Matthew Forde||c Movva b Zahoor Khan||1||3||0||0|
|Ayaan Khan||c Shoaib Malik b Zahoor Khan||1||2||0||0|
|Dillon Heyliger||not out||9||6||0||1|
|Pargat Singh||not out||9||6||1||0|
|Extras||(lb 6, nb 1, w 10)||17|
|TOTAL||20 Ov (RR: 8.20)||164/6|
|Chris Gayle||b Forde||3||9||0||0|
|Shreyas Movva||c Johnson b Ayaan Khan||31||31||5||0|
|Cameron Delport||c Pargat Singh b Lamichhane||33||21||0||4|
|Azam Khan †||b Forde||14||11||2||0|
|Shoaib Malik (c)||b Johnson||7||10||0||0|
|James Neesham||st †Litton Das b Lamichhane||0||2||0||0|
|Tom Cooper||c Johnson b Ammar Khalid||1||2||0||0|
|Jaskaran Singh||c Hales b Lamichhane||1||5||0||0|
|Nikhil Dutta||c Heyliger b Johnson||0||1||0||0|
|Parveen Kumar||b Johnson||4||6||1||0|
|Zahoor Khan||not out||6||4||1||0|
|Extras||(lb 3, w 6)||9|
|TOTAL||17 Ov (RR: 6.41)||109|