All-round Hawks hand Tigers a thrashing


David Warner’s return to cricket didn’t go to plan as the aggressive opener fell cheaply, for 1, facing his second ball of the game.

Ben McDermott, Darren Bravo and David Miller all shone with the bat, while Dwayne Bravo and Junaid Siddiqui came good with the ball to help Winnpeg Hawks beat Montreal Tigers in match 2 of the Global T20 Canada league on Friday.
Batting first, the Hawks were boosted by McDermott’s fine knock, with Lendl Simmons (36 off 24), Darren Bravo (54 off 29) and David Miller (35 off 15), all chipping in with crucial contributions. David Warner’s return to cricket, however, flopped as the Australian left-hander, who is currently serving a one-year ban for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal, was out for one.

Lasith Malinga had given the Tigers the early wicket of Warner, but things went downhill immediately after for his team. Simmons and McDermott shared a 69-run stand that came off just 39 balls. After Simmons was dismissed by George Worker, Darren Bravo took up the mantle.

The left-hander slammed three fours and five sixes as Hawks reached their 150 in just the 16th over. David Miller’s hitting at the end came to the fore as Hawks ended with 203 on the board.

In reply, Tigers suffered an early blow when Dwayne Smith fell for a second-ball duck. Sunil Narine, Moises Henriques, Worker, Sikandar Raza, Rayyan Pathan and Ashley Nurse all got to starts – scoring atleast 20 – but none of the them could carry on to play the kind of knock McDermott had played for Hawks. The failure to convert starts saw Tigers lose wickets at regular intervals. Dwayne Bravo and Siddiqui claimed three wickets apiece as the Tigers were bowled out for 157 in the penultimate over, handing the Hawks a comfortable 46 run win.

Brief Scores: Winnpeg Hawks 203/4 (Ben McDermott 68, Darren Bravo 54, Lasith Malinga 2-19) beat Montreal Tigers 157 (Sikandar Raza 30, Dwayne Bravo 3-24, Junaid Siddiqui 3-35) by 46 runs.
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