Toronto - Australians Peter Siddle and Moises Henriques led
with bat and ball as the Montreal Tigers secured their first victory of Global
T20 Canada tournament with a 15-run win over the Edmonton Royals on Wednesday
at Maple Leaf Cricket Club.
Henriques had 50 runs and Siddle claimed two key wickets for
Montreal, which improved to 1-3. Edmonton fell to 1-2 in the six-team
Edmonton took the field first and quickly dispatched
Montreal's opening pair of Dwayne Smith (eight runs) and Sunil Narine (nine).
The Tigers rallied, and Henriques' half century along with
20 runs from Sikander Raza and 22 from Najibullah Zardan gave Montreal a
respectable total of 129-6 through 20 overs.
Edmonton started strong in its chase of that total, scoring
40 runs through the first six overs while surrendering just one wicket.
Siddle brought Montreal back into the game with a quick
double-strike, getting Agha Salman at 10 runs and Farhaan Behardien on first
ball, reducing Edmonton to 40-3.
Narine claimed a key wicket when New Zealand opener Luke
Ronchi (30) was caught by wicket-keeper Khaleel Mohammed.
Edmonton never recovered, losing its final six wickets for
54 runs and settling for a total of 114 all out in 19.1 overs.