Registering his first double-digit score in the ongoing Global T20 Canada league, David Warner scored 42 for a winning cause as Winnipeg Hawks team eased to an eight-wicket win against the Edmonton Royals at the Global T20 Canada tournament.
Chasing a target of 142, Warner made 42 off 35 balls to set the Hawks on the road to a second-round victory on Thursday. Warner scored 1, 4, 1, 6 and 0 in the previous five matches as he went through a torrid time at the pitch.
Earlier, Agha Salman hit 43 in 34 deliveries, while Abraash Khan hit 30 in 25 balls as Edmonton was bowled out for 141 in 19.5 overs. West Indian paceman Fidel Edwards picked up the man of the match award after taking 4-19 in 3.5 overs for Winnipeg.
Warner shared an opening stand of 90 in 11.4 overs with Lendl Simmons before the West Indian batsman had to retire hurt on 38. Warner was caught by Mohammad Irfan with the score on 124, but Mark Deyal's 37 not out ensured Winnipeg reached caught Edmonton with 3.2 overs to spare.
Edmonton Royals 141 in 19.5 overs (Agha Salman 43; Fidel Edwards 4-19) lost to Winnipeg Hawks 142/2 in 16.4 overs (David Warner 42; Mohammad Irfan 1-31) by 8 wickets