Nepali leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has continued his impressive form in the ongoing Global T20 Canada League in Canada. His outstanding performance played a crucial role in Surrey Jaguars’ 55-run victory against the Mississauga Panthers on Saturday morning.
Sandeep displayed exceptional bowling during the match, claiming 3 crucial wickets and conceding only 18 runs in 3 overs. His dismissals of Cameron Delport, James Neesham, and Jaskaran Singh played a vital role in his team’s victory.
In the tenth over of the innings, Sandeep conceded 9 runs, which included a six by Cameron Delport off the first ball. However, he quickly turned the game in the thirteenth over by taking two significant wickets. He dismissed the aggressive batsman, Cameron Delport, who had scored 33 runs with four sixes, and stumped James Neesham off wicketkeeper Litton Das, who couldn’t even open his account.
Sandeep’s pivotal over caused a setback to Mississauga, as they went from 88/3 to 91/5, making it difficult for them to bounce back.
Continuing his superb spell, Sandeep delivered a remarkable performance in the sixteenth over, where he dismissed Jaskaran Singh on the second ball. Despite conceding a boundary to Zahoor Khan on the third ball, Sandeep secured one wicket for just 6 runs in that over.
Mississauga’s pursuit of Surrey’s target of 165 runs was thwarted by Sandeep’s exceptional performance, as they lost all their wickets for 109 runs in 17 overs. Alongside Sandeep, Spencer Johnson took 3 wickets, while Matthew Forde, Ayaan Khan, and Ammar Khalid secured 2, 1, and 1 wicket respectively.
Surrey, who batted first after losing the toss, posted a total of 164 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs, with significant contributions from opener Jatinder Singh (57), Alex Hales (39), and Litton Das (25). Zahoor Khan was the standout bowler for Mississauga, taking 3 wickets.
Following their second win in the league, Surrey holds the third position in the table with 5 points from 4 games. They are set to face the Vancouver Knights tonight at 1:15 AM.
Sandeep Lamichhane Clinches ‘Moment of the Match Award’ for the Third Time
Sandeep’s exceptional performance earns him ‘Moment of the Match Award’ for the third time in Global T20 Canada. His pivotal two-wicket over earned him another prize of $500.
Sandeep’s remarkable season form has led to a total of 7 wickets in 4 matches. In his first game against the Montreal Tigers, he took 2 wickets, and in the third match against the Toronto Nationals, he claimed 2 wickets as well despite the rain-affected Brampton Wolves match allowing him only 2 balls to bowl.