Nepali player Dipendra Singh Airee’s team won the eliminator match against Vancouver Knights by 1 wicket, and qualified for the finals of the Global T20 Canada League.
Team Tigers, represented by Dipendra Airee, will compete against Team Surrey Jaguars, represented by Sandeep Lamichhane, in the final of the Global T20 Canada League today at 9:45 PM NST.
Montreal Tigers chased down Vancouver Knights’ target of 138 runs, losing 9 wickets with 3 balls to spare.
Sherfane Rutherford scored an unbeaten 48 off 34 balls, including 2 fours and 3 sixes. With his team needing 15 runs to win in the last over with 9 wickets down, he smashed three consecutive sixes off the first three deliveries of the over to give his team a thrilling victory.
Nepali player Dipendra Singh Airee made the second-highest contribution to the team’s total with 25 runs off 28 balls, including two fours. Aayan Khan scored 18 runs, Andre Russell scored 17 runs, and Muhammad Waseem scored 13 runs.
Airee, batting at number six, put on a 43-run partnership with Rutherford for the fifth wicket while his team was chasing a target. They were rebuilding the innings after losing four wickets for 29 runs. Airee was eventually bowled by Corbin Bosch in the thirteenth over.
Vancouver bowler Junaid Siddique took 4 wickets, and Fabian Allen and Corbin Bosch took 2 wickets each.
Earlier, Vancouver Knights, who lost the toss and batted, scored 137 runs after losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. Mohammad Rizwan scored 39 runs, Corbin Bosch scored 36 runs, and Harsh Thaker scored 26 runs. Abbas Afridi of Montreal took 5 wickets.
Dipendra Singh Airee’s performance so far in the Global T20 Canada 2023:
Runs: 127 (Match: 7, Innings: 5), Average: 31.75, Strike Rate: 103.25
Wickets: 2 (Match 7, Innings: 3), Average: 21.0, Economy: 7.0
Individual Match Statistics:
Vs Surrey Jaguars: 28 runs (2 Fours off 22 balls)
Vs Vancouver Knights: 22 runs not out (2 Fours in 22 balls) and 1 wicket (3-0-16-1)
Vs Brampton Wolves: 28 runs (2 fours off 24 balls), 0 wickets (2-0-20-0)
Vs Vancouver Knights: 24 runs (3 fours off 27 balls)
Vs Brampton Wolves: 1 wicket (1-0-6-0), 2 run outs
Vs Vancouver Knights: 25 runs (2 fours off 28 balls)