Sandeep bounces back

  • Global Twenty20 Canada
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 4, 2018-

Nepal’s leg spinning sensation Sandeep Lamichhane bounced back in the Global Twenty20 Canada with  an impressive bowling performance but his Montreal Tigers’ side still went on to lose their third consecutive match in the tournament.

Sandeep, who was hammered for 57 runs in his first match against West Indies ‘B’, recovered impressively in the tournament with the figures of 1-19 from four overs against Vancouver Knights on Monday at the King City.

Electing to field first in a pitch that supported spinners, Tigers were punished by Rassie van der Hussen, who contributed half the team’s total scoring an unbeaten  56-ball 83 to lead Knights to 166-6. Moises Henriques (40) and George Worker (43) consolidated the Tigers innings with a 64-run partnership for the fourth wicket but once the two batsmen were dismissed, their innings folded for 148 in 19.4 overs.

Saad Bin Zafar and Sheldon Cottrell took three wickets each for Knights. Sandeep was stranded on seven from three balls having hit Andre Russell for a six the first ball he faced in the innings.

Earlier, Sandeep was introduced in the seventh over and he began with a wicket maiden removing Chadwick Wilton. He was hit for a six by Babar Hayat in the ninth over and conceded 11 runs. He went for just five and four runs in his next two overs.

Following the third defeat in a row, they are languishing at the bottom of the table and are now left with a tough ask to reach the second round. They will next play Edmonton Royals where only a victory can keep them alive in the tournament.

Published: 04-07-2018 08:46

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