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Global T20 Canada, Edmonton Royals vs Winnipeg Hawks, 18th Match, Round 2: 5 Talking Points

Sahil Jain
ANALYST
Modified 12 Jul 2018
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#4 Lendl Simmons has a field day

2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League - Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders
Simmons was handy with both bat and ball

Lendl Simmons has bowled a total of 370 deliveries in his 210-match T20 career. But in this game, he bowled 3 overs and picked up two big wickets. After conceding 8 runs in his first over, Simmons dismissed Kevin O Brien as the latter tried to loft one over long-on and found David Warner. In his next over, he then got the prized wicket of Shahid Afridi to finish with figures of 2/18 in 3 overs.

Meanwhile, his form with the bat continued as he struck a fluent 23-ball 38 before retiring hurt. But he gave the Hawks the start they wanted. Simmons struck 2 fours and a six and 3 consecutive fours in back-to-back overs to give WPH some momentum in the powerplay.

However, Simmons’ excellent day on the field didn’t end on a good note as he was wrapped on the fingers by a rising delivery from Mohammad Irfan. He was in quite a bit of pain and eventually walked off, retiring hurt.

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Published 12 Jul 2018
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