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Gayle, Cottrell lead Vancouver to playoffs
Global T20 Canada

Gayle, Cottrell lead Vancouver to playoffs

Ball-by-ball Vancouver Knights vs West Indies B

Vancouver Knights stalled the West Indies B’s unbeaten run at the inaugural Global T20 Canada with a 35-run victory in the 14th game of the competition.

After being asked to bat first, Vancouver Knights posted 175 for 4. Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis provided a brisk start, adding 50 runs for the first wicket partnership. Chadwick Walton fell for a golden duck but South African Rassie van der Dussen ably supported Gayle at the other end to keep the momentum going. The duo added 71 for the third-wicket partnership before Van der Dussen fell for 30. Gayle followed him back to the hut eight balls late as well. Andre Russell came to the middle with just four over at his disposal and smashed 32 runs of 18 balls, including four sixes to take Vancouver to 175.

Derval Green was the pick of the bowlers with the figures of three for 33.

In reply, CWI B continued to lose wickets at regular intervals right from the start. Three of their top order batsmen got starts but failed to move on. After being reduced to 59-5, it was Kavem Hodge who kept the chase alive with his 39-ball 43. Fabian Allen also scored 29 in a 71-run sixth-wicket partnership with Hodge. But once the duo left, the Windies were bundled out soon after for 140.

Sheldon Cottrel was the pick of the bowlers with the figures of four for 19 and was adjudged man of the match.

With the victory, the Vancouver Knights also qualified for the playoffs, while the Windies have already secured the top spot in group stages.