Today was the 3rd qualify match of the Champions League 2014. The match was between Northern Knights and Lahore Lions. Northern Knights came to bat first and put up a great score today. They gave 171 runs target. On the other hand Lahore Lions looked very weak and were whitewashed. Here are the Hits and Flops of the match.
Hits of the Match
1. Daniel Flynn
Daniel Flynn was at his best today. He was one of the top scorer today. He scored 53 runs in just 30 balls by hitting 2 sixes and 5 fours.
2. Bradley-John Watling
Bradley-John Watling too scored 53 runs but in 37 balls. He and Flynn had a 90 runs partnership which was of great help for the Knights.
3. Saad Nasim
Saad Nasim was the top scorer today but he was on the losing side. He was the lone batsman standing tall against the Knights. All other scored only single digit runs. He score 58 runs from 40 balls.
4. Tim Southee
Tim Southee showed tremendous bowling skills today. He picked up 3 wickets in his 4 overs spell with an economy rate of 5.5 only, which is comparatively low in T20s.
5. Aizaz Cheema
Aizaz Cheema was a bit expensive today but he managed to pick up 3 wickets. His bowling figure was 4-0-35-3-0-0-8.8.
Flops of the Match
1. Anton Devcich
Anton Devcich, the opening batsman didn’t work today and he scored only 9 runs. Although his performance didn’t affect the Knights innings much, but if had scored more runs then it would have been a different scenario.
2. Wahab Riaz
Wahab Riaz was not able to pick any wickets today and gave away lots of runs. In his 4 overs spell he gave away 33 runs.
3. Nasir Jamshed
Nasir Jamshed was really a Flop for the Lions. He scored only 5 runs. He gave away his wicket to Southee.
4. Ahmed Shehzad
Ahmed Shehzad too showed signs of weakness as was dismissed for only 2 runs. The opening pair was disastrous.
5. Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez, the captain of the Lions was too struggling with the bat. He got out for only 5 runs. His team showed a very poor performance today. He must rethink his strategies.