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Pakistan’s Sohail Tanvir revives IPL memories, hits six to secure CPL T20 final spot for Guyana

Tanvir hits six from penultimate ball in CPL T20 qualifier

Waseem Ahmed 2018/09/12

Pakistan seamer Sohail Tanvir hit a six off the penultimate ball to help Guyana Amazon Warriors beat Trinbago Knight Riders by one wicket and seal a spot in the Caribbean Premier League T20 final.

Guyana were set a target of 123 after Tanvir picked up two wickets (2-38) alongside new-ball bowler Chris Green (2-8) to peg back Trinbago. In the chase, Guyana lost their way and were down and almost out at 105-8 in the 18th over.

The equation came down to four needed from the final over but Tanvir played out three dot balls against T20 veteran Dwayne Bravo. However, off the penultimate delivery Tanvir hit a six down the ground to send the Warriors into the final.

Tanvir has enjoyed a brilliant CPL T20 so far. In 10 matches, he has picked up 12 wickets at an economy of less than eight an over.

Tanvir’s thrilling six brought back memories of the inaugural IPL final in 2008.

There, the left-arm seamer was playing for Rajasthan Royals under Shane Warne. In the final against Chennai Super Kings, Tanvir was on strike with one run needed from the final ball for the title.

Tanvir then smashed seamer Lakshmipathy Balaji past mid-on to script one of the most memorable chapters in modern cricketing history – Rajasthan Royal’s incredible victory and the success of the IPL model.

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