Dindigul Dragons Thump Lyca Kovai Kings by Eight Wickets

Published - 19 Jul 2018, 02:07 PM

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After losing the first game in the ongoing third edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL 2018), Dindigul Dragons made a strong statement on the field. They achieved two consecutive big wins which helped them to increase its Net Run-rate.

The Kings were easily 30 runs ahead on a proper belter in Dindigul.

Summary of the match:

The Kovai Kings while batting first managed to put a sizable amount of 185 runs on a placid surface. Top-order batsman Shahrukh Khan continued his rich vein of form. He scored 86 off 54 balls.

Shahrukh was equally supported by Akkil Srinaath, who scored 54 off 40 balls following a minor slump in the middle. Ravi Kumar Rohit also scored 26 runs.

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Presentation ceremony. Image credits TNPL Facebook

In reply to it, the opening batsman of Dindigul Dragons, N Jagadeesan played an unbeaten knock of 66 off 50 balls. NS Chaturved was the top scorer for Dragons with 72 off just 36 balls.

Moreover, the other run-getters were Hari Nishant and Balchander Anirudh with 19 and 25 runs respectively.

For Dindigul Dragons, the top-order batter Chaturved was declared as Man of the Match for his brilliant knock which includes six sixes and five boundaries.

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Two captains during toss. (Image credits TNPL Facebook)

Who said what:

“Natarajan is a key player, we have a strong squad. Raja came up well today. We were probably 15-16 short. Me getting run-out isn’t great, especially on a belter, but Shahrukh played really well. We played too many dot balls, so that really set up back 15-20 runs. Dhas came in late today, we have a strong squad and one win won’t deter us too much. – Abhinav Mukund, the losing captain, said.

 

We had some mis-hap in the first game. The team didn’t believe we had it in us to win first up, but we have the team and the belief to win. We have enough flexibility to go well in the powerplay, and we bat till Number 10 so I don’t think it should be a problem. Going hard in the powerplay is extremely important. I’m looking for a suitable flight for England, but if I’m still here, I’ll play another game. – Ravichandran Ashwin, the winning captain maintained.

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