Skipper S. Aniruda’s two hits over the fence within the Tremendous Over sealed an thrilling win for iDream Karaikudi Kaalai in opposition to Ruby Trichy Warriors within the Sankar Cement-TNPL on the NPR Faculty grounds in Natham on Saturday.
Chasing 12 runs within the Tremendous Over, after the match resulted in a tie, Kaalai scored 13 in simply 4 balls. Earlier, put in to bat, Kaalai misplaced opener V. Aaditya within the first over caught one-handed by L. Vignesh off his personal bowling.
L. Suryapprakash joined Aniruda (58, 36b, 7×4, 3×6) within the center and, the duo saved the scoreboard ticking at a gentle tempo. They placed on 28 runs earlier than the previous edged one to wicketkeeper Mani Bharathy off Saravana Kumar within the ultimate over of the PowerPlay, with the rating on 31.
Aniruda lower unfastened from right here. He hit boundaries at will and notched up his half-century in 32 balls. Simply when Aniruda appeared properly set, he was castled by left-arm spinner R. Sai Kishore. Nonetheless, his 57-run partnership with R. Srinivasan (37 n.o., 32b, 1×4, 2×6) supplied a strong platform for Kaalai.
Srinivasan and Maan Ok. Bafna saved the momentum flowing with a 43-run stand for the fourth wicket earlier than R. Rajkumar’s unbeaten 28 off 13 balls, which included three sixes, helped Kaalai submit a aggressive 171 on the board.
In reply, Warriors managed 40 for one within the PowerPlay overs. However, with Kaalai bowlers maintaining it tight, the asking price saved growing. And, V. Lakshman’s very good one-handed catch off his personal bowling to dismiss V. Maaruthi Raghav within the 12th over, with the rating on 75, added extra stress.
India cricketer M. Vijay (81, 56b, 7×4,3×6), who was dropped on 5, was dealing in ones and twos, earlier than his huge hitting introduced Warriors again into the sport. Nonetheless, Sunil Sam’s double strike, dismissing Vijay and Ganapathi Chandrasekar within the 19th over, diminished Warriors to 156 for 5. With 11 runs wanted off the ultimate over, Warriors may rating solely 10.
On the prowl
Within the different match of the day, defending champion Siechem Madurai Panthers opened its marketing campaign with a cushty nine-wicket win over former champion Tuti Patriots.
Opting to bat, Patriots did not capitalise on a 74-run partnership for the second wicket between Akshay V. Srinivasan (55, 41b, 3×4, 3×6) and V. Subramania Siva and completed at a modest 124 for eight. L. Kiran Akash and R. Mithun scalped three wickets apiece for Panthers.
Chasing 125, Panthers knocked off the required runs in 12.2 overs, shedding one wicket. Skipper Ok.B. Arun Karthick (65 not out, 42b, 7×4, 3×6) and A. Sarathraj stitched collectively a 95-run partnership for the opening wicket.
The scores: iDream Karaikudi Kaalai 171 for 5 in 20 overs (S. Aniruda 58, R. Srinivasan 37 n.o., Maan Ok. Bafna 30, R. Rajkumar 28 n.o., P. Saravana Kumar three for 32) tied with Ruby Trichy Warriors 171 for 5 in 20 overs (M. Vijay 81, Sunil Sam two for 42).
Tremendous Over: Warriors 11 for 2 in a single over misplaced to Kaalai 13 for no loss in zero.four over.
Tuti Patriots 124 for eight in 20 overs (Akshay V. Srinivasan 55, V. Subramania Siva 28, L. Kiran Akash three for 16, R. Mithun three for 17) misplaced to Siechem Madurai Panthers 128 for one in 12.2 overs (Ok.B. Arun Karthick 65 n.o., A. Sarathraj 33).
Sunday’s match: Lyca Kovai Kings vs VB Kanchi Veerans (7.15 p.m.).