Hits and Flops Qualifier 2: Vancouver Knights Vs Winnipeg Hawks

It was a rain-curtailed match but had its fair share of excitement. The Knights edged past the Hawks to the final on Sunday, thanks to Messrs Duckworth and Lewis.

Here are our takes on the hits and flops from this match.

Hits:

Chadwick Walton (VK)

He has had quite a tournament since the time he replaced Ewin Lewis to partner Gayle at the top and had another Man-of-the-Match performance yesterday with a  26-ball 45.

Andre Russell (VK)

His big hitting is just tailor-made for such shortened encounters and his late order flurry (unbeaten 36 off 15 balls) ensured the Knights posted a challenging asking rate of almost 12 for the Hawks. He also got the all-important wicket of Miller in the dying stages to seal the match for his team.

Lendl Simmons (WH)

Simmons has been the most consistent batsman of the tournament so far and shone with the ball too yesterday. He was the top-scorer for the Hawks with a 20-ball 35 and also had a wonderful spell of bowling with figures of 2-0-12-1.

Flops:

David Warner (WH)

With 2 runs needed from every ball, Warner was expected to provide a rollicking start to his team. But he had a nightmarish start again! Southee had him caught at deep-square leg for a first-ball duck.

Fidel Edwards (WH)

Edwards had his first off-day in the tournament and was banished to all parts of the park by Walton at the start and then by Russell and Southee at the end of the innings. His 3 overs leaked 44 runs.