By a Staff Reporter
Agency – Nepal National Cricket Team’s All-Rounder Dipendra Singh Airee’s Montreal Tigers emerged victorious in the highly anticipated Global T20 Canada 2023 tournament, defeating Sandeep Lamichhane’s Surrey Jaguars by 5 wickets in a thrilling final.
In the intense clash held at CAA Centre, Brampton, the Montreal Tigers chased down the winning target of 131 runs losing 5 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. The match reached a nail-biting climax as the Tigers required 13 runs off the final 6 balls to secure the win.
It was the heroics of all-rounder Andre Russell that turned the tide in favor of the Montreal Tigers. Russell showcased his immense talent by smashing a crucial six off the last ball when the Tigers needed two runs to seal the victory. Adding to his remarkable performance, Russell had earlier struck a crucial six on the second ball of the last over, significantly boosting the Tigers’ chances of triumph.
During the chase, Dipendra Singh Airee, the talented all-rounder from the Nepal National Cricket Team, played a pivotal role for the Montreal Tigers. He contributed 16 runs, including a boundary, in 17 balls before retiring out in 17.6 overs. His contribution set the stage for Andre Russell to take charge and clinch the title for the Tigers.
On the other hand, Sandeep Lamichhane, who had been a standout performer throughout the entire tournament, experienced an off-day in the finale. The renowned bowler failed to take any wickets in his spell for the Surrey Jaguars, bowling 3 overs and conceding 20 runs.