Winnipeg Hawks knocked out Edmonton Royals from the tournament as they won the contest by seven wickets with one ball to spare.
Put in to bat first, Edmonton Royals posted 183. Luke Ronchi was dismissed a bit earlier to his liking but the duo of Fletcher and Agha Salman constructed a 61-run partnership to take their team forward. Agha Salman was brilliant in particular for his 41 runs off 18 balls including five boundaries and three maximums. Shahid Afridi fell short of his crease while the rest of the batsmen didn’t manage to put big score.
In reply, David Warner and Lendl Simmons gave Winnipeg Hawks a decent start before Simmons was caught behind in an attempt to run the ball down to third man. Warner was dismissed after a solid 55 off 36 balls – however, Ben McDermott smashed 39-ball 65 to set up the run chase for his side perfectly. With three runs required from the last two balls, Afridi fired one to Darren Bravo but Ronchi couldn’t get hold of it as it was too full and too quick.
This win meant that Winnipeg Hawks and Vancouver Knights will go on head-to-head and the winner of that game would compete with Cricket West Indies representative side on July 16.
Ben McDermott was declared man of the match for setting up the run-chase for his side.