Raipur: A clinical all-round display by the Northern Knights helped them crush Lahore Lions by a whopping 72 runs to all but ensure their entry into the main round of the Champions League T20 here on Sunday. (Scorecard)
Put into bat under overcast conditions, twin half-centuries by skipper Daniel Flynn (53) and wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling (53) helped the New Zealand outfit's reach a respectable 170 for six in 20 overs.
A dismal performance with the bat saw Lions being skittled out for 98 in 18 overs, which should seriously dent their chances of qualifying as the New Zealand outfit are all but sure of making it to the next round with two wins in two matches. Nine out of 10 Lions batsmen dismissed failed to reach double figures.