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Twitter Reactions: Manpreet Gony plays a blinder to win it single-handedly for the Toronto Nationals

Mandeep Singh even sent a couple out balls out of the park.

Manpreet Gony
Manpreet Gony. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Toronto Nationals were involved in one hell of a chase in the game against the Edmonton Royals. In a high-scoring encounter, the team was never in the chase until Manpreet Gony walked in. The Indian pacer smashed everything in his sight out of the park to get his team back into the game. First, the Royals were put in to bat first by Yuvraj Singh and his men.

The match was reduced to 19-overs per side due to a delay initially. Even though their openers didn’t really fire, the other batsmen turned up and played important cameos. It was a complete team effort rather than an individual performance. Skipper Faf du Plessis scored 28 from 18 balls while Mohammad Hafeez crawled his way to 20 runs from 12 balls. James Neesham made a handy contribution with a 12-ball 20.

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But it was Ben Cutting and Shadab Khan who provided the team with the final impetus. Both these players were unstoppable and put up some clean hitting on display. While the Australian was unbeaten on 43 from 24 balls, Shadab raced his way to 36 from 17 balls. Ultimately, the Royals got to 191/6 in 19 overs. While Chris Green picked up three wickets, Manpreet Gony conceded 51 from his 4 overs.

A stellar chase where Manpreet Gony fired in all cylinders

The Toronto Nationals were going nowhere in the chase. Opener Rodrigo Thomas was dismissed for 8 after he smashed a couple of boundaries while Callum MacLeod was dismissed for a duck. Heinrich Klaasen played well but was a tad too slow as he took 39 balls to score 45. Skipper Yuvraj Singh, though, was back in form. He hit three fours, three sixes and scored 35 runs before he was deceived by a slower ball from Ben Cutting.

At 125/7 after 13.4 overs, it seemed as if it was all over from the Toronto Nationals. But Manpreet Gony played a match-changing knock where he smashed 33 off only 12 balls. Out of nowhere, his team was back in the competition. But there was pressure yet again when Cutting took a fabulous catch to dismiss Gony. However, the other batsmen did well to finish the chase with two wickets to spare. Twitterati was all praise for Manpreet Gony and his heroics.

Here is how Twitterati reacted to his knock and this win:

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