Srinagar: Skipper Iftikhar Ahmed’s heroics with the ball went in vain as Montreal Tigers emerged victorious against Surrey Jaguars and won the Global T20 Canada 2023 championship on Sunday at Brampton.
After being asked to bat first, Iftikhar Ahmed-led Jaguars scored a total of 130 in the first innings.
Jatinder Singh’s unbeaten fifty-run innings led to his side in reaching the respectable total.
During the chase, Montreal side was unable to get a good start as they lost the first wicket of opener Mohammad Waseem for a golden duck.
Iftikhar Ahmed bowled incredible spell as he secured two crucial wickets, dismissing Chris Lynn (31) and Dilpreet Singh (14).
The 32-year-old conceded a mere 8 runs in his four-over spell, boasting an economy rate of 2.00.
However, despite his efforts, his team found themselves on the losing end as Tigers achieved the target, losing only five wickets and claimed the title of Global T20 Canada 2023.