The second edition of the Global T20 Canada came to a close. Vancouver Knights, the champions of the inaugural edition, had every chance of winning the title for the second time. But it was the Winnipeg Hawks, who edged them out in the final that went into the Super Over. The encounter at the CAA Centre in Ontario turned out to be an absolute thriller and kept everyone at the edge of their seats.
Following the jaw-dropping encounter between bat and ball at Brampton, Simon Doull, the former New Zealand cricketer, hosted the presentation ceremony. In the meantime, there was a moment of suspicion that panned out during that time. A lucky draw was conducted where Doull requested Tariq Anwar of Turkish Airlines, to draw a name out of the box in order to declare the winner.
Anwar opened the box and pulled out a chit in which the winner’s name- Angela Singh- was mentioned. However, she was standing around 15 feet away from the box and came up to collect his prize. She got a couple of business class tickets from Turkish Airlines. The fact that she was standing so close to the box raised quite a number of eyebrows. Doull called it as ‘outstanding luck’ there.
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My favorite moment of GT20 2019: the 'random' prize draw for two plane tickets with the winner standing 15 feet away waiting for her name to be called out. "Outstanding luck there. Two business class tickets from Turkish Airlines for Angela Singh." pic.twitter.com/M0Mscc8xAu
— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) August 11, 2019
An enthralling contest
As far as the game is concerned, the Knights elected to field first after winning the toss. The Hawks had a thunderous start as Chris Lynn (37) and Shaiman Anwar (90) put on 73 in a mere six overs. After Andre Russell got rid of Lynn, Anwar carried on and played until the 16th overs. But the Hawks lost quite a few wickets at the death and could only manage 192 for eight in their 20 overs.
During the run-chase, the Knights found themselves reeling at 53/4 in the eighth over. Thereafter, Shoaib Malik (64) and Dre-Russ (46) bludgeoned the bowling, but could only help their team tie the game. In the Super Over, the Knights set a target of 10, which the Hawks achieved in four balls. Russell was entrusted with both bat and ball in the one-over eliminator, but he somehow faltered.
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