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McDermott, Bravo lead Winnipeg to comprehensive win
GT20 Canada

McDermott, Bravo lead Winnipeg to comprehensive win

Ball-by-ball Montreal Tigers vs Winnipeg Hawks

Winnipeg Hawks registered their first win of Global T20 Canada against Montreal Tigers by 46 runs.

The game marked the return of disgraced Aussie star David Warner to competitive cricket since the infamous sandpaper scandal in South Africa earlier this year.

Put in to bat first, Winnipeg Hawks posted 203/4, courtesy fifties from Ben McDermott and Darren Bravo. David Warner failed to make an impact with the bat in his first game on return after he was dismissed by Malinga for 1.

Darren Bravo and McDermott added 76 for the third-wicket partnership to set a solid platform before David Miller smashed 35 off just 15 balls to take Winnipeg past 200. Malinga was the only bowler with decent figures who claimed two wickets for just 19 runs.

In reply, Montreal Tigers never got going. After some early blows, Sunil Narine left the field after he was struck in the head. Tigers especially failed to kick-on in the powerplay overs, with both Moises Henriques and George Worker struggling. Henriques vigil of 23 runs off 27 was ended by impressive leggie Junaid Siddiqui.

Sikandar Raza tried to push the rate with some lusty blows. But once he fell, a flurry of wickets followed and it was all down-hill from there. Ashley Nurse hit a few but too much was left to do in the end.

For Winnipeg Hawks, Dwayne Bravo lead the way with three important wickets in the middle - breaking the backbone of Tigers, while leg-spinner Siddiqui impressed with the figures of 3-35. Another impressive performer of the day was Pakistan-born American pacer Ali Khan, who finished with the figures of 2-18, including the wickets of Dwayne Smith and Sikandar Raza.

Ben McDermott was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant fifty.