On the final day of the league phase in the Global T20 Canada tournament, the Surrey Jaguars dominated the Mississauga Panthers, securing the top spot on the points table. The Panthers’ batting faltered early on, losing key wickets to the exceptional bowling from Sandeep Lamichhane, Matthew Forde, and Iftikhar Ahmed. The Jaguars easily chased down the meager target of 56 runs set by the Panthers, thanks to Mohammad Haris’s impressive unbeaten innings.

Sandeep Lamichhane
Mississauga Panthers’ Sandeep Lamichhane picked up 3/6. Photo by: Pal Pillai/Focus Sports/ GT20

In the other match of the day, the Vancouver Knights faced off against the Toronto Nationals. The Knights batted first and got off to a strong start, with Fakhar Zaman leading the way. Despite a few wobbles in the middle, Mohammad Rizwan and Corbin Bosch steadied the innings, guiding the Knights to a total of 128/7.

In pursuit of their target, the Toronto Nationals stumbled early on as Harsh Thaker and Junaid Siddique struck crucial blows during the powerplay. The Nationals’ top order crumbled under pressure, leaving them at 45/5. Darren Bravo tried to salvage the innings, but the Knights’ bowlers continued to take wickets, ultimately dismissing the Nationals for 103 in 15.5 overs.

With these results, the Surrey Jaguars, Vancouver Knights, Montreal Tigers, and Brampton Wolves secured the top four spots on the points table, earning their place in the playoffs. The stage was set for an exciting knockout phase in the Global T20 Canada tournament.

Shahid Afridi
Veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi (second from right) had 2 for 16. Photo by: Pal Pillai/Focus Sports/ GT20

Brief Scores:
Mississauga Panthers
– 56/10 (Shreyas Movva – 17 runs in 14 balls, Nikhil Dutta – 10 runs in 15 balls, Sandeep Lamichhane – 3/6, Matthew Forde – 2/8, Iftikhar Ahmed – 2/13

Surrey Jaguars – 59/2 (Mohammad Harris – 37 runs in 23 balls, Iftikhar Ahmed – 8 runs in 9 balls, Usman Qadir – 1/21, Cecil Parvez – 1/20)
Jaguars won by 8 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)

Vancouver Knights – 128/7 (Corbin Bosch – 30 runs in 26 balls, Harsh Thaker 23* runs in 18 balls, Sikandar Raza – 2/15, Shahid Afridi – 2/16, Farhan Malik – 1/14)

Toronto Nationals– 103/10 (Darren Bravo – 28 runs in 26, Nicholas Kirton – 19 runs in 11 balls, Hamza Tariq – 14 runs in 10 balls, Zaman Khan – 14 runs in 9 balls, Harsh Thaker – 4/29, Corbin Bosch – 3/11, Junaid Siddique – 2/30
VK won by 25 runs