The second edition of the Global T20 Canada is proving to be a great hit as the megastars of the shortest format of the game are swelling the charm of the competition with their breathtaking displays. In the game between Vancouver Knights and Montreal Tigers, a carnival of fours and sixes was witnessed as West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle was found stamping his authority yet again.
Montreal Tigers, after winning the toss, elected to bowl first only to concede the second highest T20 total ever. Led by skipper Chris Gayle’s sublime century, Knights hammered Tigers to all parts of ground to record a daunting total of 276. The 39-year old cricketer smashed his 21st T20 century to get close to 13000 T20 runs.
In his 122-run knock which came using only 54 balls, the Universe Boss stroked 7 fours and a dozen sixes. However, it was a shame that the game was abandoned due to a potential thunderstorm. A 61-km away lightning strike moved the authorities to follow city safety protocols which advocate the closure of all outdoor events. As a result, both teams shared the points.