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Toronto triumphs despite low score from Smith

July 9, 2018

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, Australia's Steve Smith points as his team warms up for their one day international cricket match against England in Sydney. Steve Smith made only three but his failure with the bat did not prevent the Toronto Nationals claiming a last-ball, one-wicket victory against the Montreal Tigers, in a Global T20 Canada match on Sunday July 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, FILE)

Steve Smith made only three but his failure with the bat did not prevent the Toronto Nationals claiming a last-ball, one-wicket victory against the Montreal Tigers in a Global T20 Canada match on Sunday.

The former Australia captain went in at number three, with his team chasing 177 to win, and was dismissed by countryman Peter Siddle, who had Smith caught by Sunil Narine.

Siddle eventually returned figures of 3-45 while fellow fast bowler Lasith Malinga took 3-11, but a rapid 46 in 23 balls from Nitish Kumar, Anton Devcich’s 43, and 37 by Kieron Pollard led Toronto to 179-9.

Earlier, George Worker top-scored with 62 in 52 deliveries and Moises Henriques added 50 in 39 balls as Montreal totaled 176-4. Paceman Mohammad Sami was the most productive bowler for Toronto with 3-34.

West Indies B is top of the six-team standings with eight points from five matches. The Nationals are second from bottom on four points, two ahead of the Tigers.

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