Global T20 Canada 2019: Shoaib Malik shatters glass twice with his six hitting
Malik-led Vancouver Knights have already made it to the final.
Published - Aug 10, 2019 3:40 pm | Updated - Aug 10, 2019 3:40 pm
The second edition of the Global T20 Canada has witnessed some huge scores and the tournament has now reached its climax with one finalist already confirmed. Vancouver Knights defeated the Brampton Wolves in the first qualifier to seal their place in the final on Sunday (August 11). Their skipper Shoaib Malik made the headlines in that game with his brilliant hitting skills and scored 46 runs off just 26 balls.
However, on his way to 46, Malik broke the glass in the stadium twice and the video of the same is going viral. The first incident took place in the 14th over of the innings when Shoaib Malik advanced Ish Sodhi to hit him out of the park. But the bowler bowled a wide delivery which Malik still reached to and managed to make decent contact. He smacked a six over cover and the ball hit the window glass and it was broken.
He unintentionally targetted the window glass for the second in the 16th and final over of the innings when Wahab Riaz delivered a wide short ball to the batsman. Shoaib Malik lifted the ball over deep backward point with utter disdain and it messed up the window outside the boundary.
Here’s the video:
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Knights post 170 in 16 overs
Earlier, the match started late than the scheduled time due to which it was reduced to 16 overs per side. Brampton Wolves opted to bowl first after winning the toss and were left ruing the decision. Vancouver Knights were propelled by Shoaib Malik and Andre Russell who added 77 runs together in just six overs as they went on to post 170 runs for the loss of four wickets in 16 overs.
The Wolves were set the target of 181 runs but they could only reach 103 and were bundled out in the 14th over of the innings itself. Only Colin Munro scored a blistering 62 off just 25 balls and no other batsman could cross the double figures which led to the Knights making it to the finals of the tournament.