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McDermott, Warner help Hawks prevail in Eliminator



David Warner's half-century was his first fifty-plus score in four months

David Warner’s half-century was once his first fifty-plus rating in 4 months © Getty

Ben McDermott’s unbeaten half-century and David Warner’s first fifty-plus rating in aggressive cricket in 4 months arrange Winnipeg Hawks’ seven-wicket win in the high-scoring Eliminator recreation towards Edmonton Royals on the Maple Leaf North-West Ground, King City on Thursday (July 12). Needing 184 for victory, Hawks were given over the road with a supply to spare to arrange a date with Vancouver Knights for the Qualifier 2 recreation of the Global T20 Canada on Saturday.

A 76-run opening stand between Lendl Simmons and Warner, that got here in most effective 8 overs, set the tone for the chase. The West Indian raced away to 33 prior to being disregarded via Kevin O’Brien however a brisk 55-run partnership between Warner and McDermott stored Hawks on target.

The wicket of Warner in the 14th over got here at an opportune time for Royals, who would have seemed to position their opposition beneath extra force. They controlled to stay issues quiet at one finish, with Mark Deyal scoring most effective 12 off 16 balls, however McDermott ensured that the limits got here at common periods as he introduced down the equation to 17 off 3 overs. Hawks stuttered somewhat in the previous couple of overs however prevailed in the tip.

Earlier, requested to bat first, Royals were given off to a fiery get started because of Luke Ronchi and Andre Fletcher, who wanted lower than 5 overs to carry up a half-century stand for the outlet wicket. The departure of Ronchi did not have a bearing at the scoring fee as Agha Salman’s blitz (44 off 18), which incorporated two sixes and two fours off Hiral Patel in the 10th over, helped Royals previous 100 on the half-way degree of the innings.

At 113 for 1 after 10 overs, Royals have been taking a look just right for a 200-plus general however common wickets hampered their growth in the second one half of. Rayad Emrit controlled to select up a four-wicket haul, as Royals may just upload most effective 70 in their ultimate 10 overs.

Brief ratings: Edmonton Royals 183/nine in 20 overs (Agha Salman 44, Andre Fletcher 41; Rayad Emrit Four-28) misplaced to Winnipeg Hawks 185/three in 19.five overs (Ben McDermott 65*, David Warner 55; Agha Salman 1-18) via 7 wickets.

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