Saad Bin Zafar has hit an unbeaten 79 to assist the Chris Gayle-led Vancouver Knights clinch the inaugural World T20 Canada cricket title Sunday with a seven-wicket win over West Indies B.

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Vancouver reached 148-Three with 15 balls to spare in reply to West Indies B’s 145 all out in 17.Four overs.

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Cricket West Indies B Team’s Nicholas Pooran bats against the Vancouver Knights in Sunday’s final of the Global T-20 Canada Cricket tournament in King City.
Cricket West Indies B Workforce’s Nicholas Pooran bats in opposition to the Vancouver Knights in Sunday’s ultimate of the World T-20 Canada Cricket event in King Metropolis.  (Fred Thornhill / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Zafar plundered eight boundaries and three sixes in his match-winning 48-ball innings. Zafer and Rassie van der Dussen joined with Vancouver in bother at 22-3, and with Gayle already again within the pavilion for simply 2 runs.

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“This was surreal. It was a bit intimidating to play underneath Gayle as a result of I’m an enormous fan and 10 years in the past I took an image with him,” mentioned Zafar. “However he’s been a supportive captain. He trusted me and gave me duty and I’m glaCRI-World I may reside as much as it”

Zafar and van der Dussen superior Vancouver to 100-Three in 13.1 overs with the run-rate all the way down to one-a-ball, and shared an general fourth-wicket stand of 126.

“Saad’s job was to consolidate the innings for us, however he truly introduced it residence,” mentioned Gayle. “Everybody performed a job for us on this event and I’m very pleased with Saad’s efficiency within the ultimate.”

Van der Dussen hit the profitable boundary to complete 44 not out off 41 balls.

Zafar hit 14 runs — a six and two fours — off the final three balls of the 11th over by Sherfane Rutherford — and an additional two boundaries in opposition to Derval Inexperienced (2-20) within the subsequent over because the run chase started to look snug.

Earlier, West Indies B struggled with the bat after shedding the toss within the final sport of the six-team competitors. Allrounder Fabian Allen offered the one severe resistance with a 23-ball 41, together with three fours and three sixes.

Jamaica-born Sheldon Cottrell took 4-29 for Vancouver and leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed 3-24.

“Glad to be on the profitable aspect, however I can’t take away something from West Indies B,” mentioned Gayle. “They’ve crushed everybody within the event and so they made it to the ultimate. I do need to commend my gamers for pulling this off. Our batting and bowling has been glorious all through.”

The event in Canada purchased collectively a few of the most fun gamers within the T20 format, the quickest model of worldwide cricket. The drawcards included Australians Steve Smith and David Warner, who’re serving 12-month bans from worldwide cricket imposed by their nationwide affiliation for his or her involvement in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March.



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