Tamil Nadu Premier League franchise Dindigul Dragons, now sit pretty at the top of the 2018 points table after achieving an embracing victory against VB Kanchi Veerans.
In the 11th match of the ongoing third season which was held at NPR College Ground, the hosts topped the chart with their quality batting performances.
It seems that they had a script after their approach to the target. A flier from the opening batsman Hari Nishant followed by a standby innings from skipper N Jagadeesan.
NS Chaturved joined the crease after the dismissal of skipper and provided a finishing touch to the match.
A summary of the match:
After batting first, VB Veerans put a formidable score of 166 for four wickets on the board. They lost their opening batsman K Vishal Vaidhya on a duck when he was tracked down by the opponent following a wrong call to run.
However, Mokit Hariharan in the middle along with Francis Rokins helped them to make a strong comeback in the match. Mokit remained not out on 77 off 51 deliveries whereas, the latter scored 64 off 41 deliveries.
A picture of the chase:
In reply to the total set by Veerans, Dragons find ease to fulfil the chasing task. They got a flier as Hari Nishant scored 50 off 33 balls. Jagadeesan once again played a brilliant knock of 41 off 38 balls.
Chaturved made his presence in the runs table with his tally of 41 runs from 17 balls for Dindigul Dragons.
Who said that:
“We can’t lose four wickets in the powerplay. (Team) made the same mistake in the last game as well. We need to work on that mindset and show more responsibility. But Mokit and Francis did well to get us to 166. Mokit playing his second game showed his potential. He can bowl right and left-handed. He is an exciting cricketer, and he can open the innings and bat in the middle order, he is also an excellent fielder,” Baba Aparjith, the losing skipper said during the presentation ceremony.
“I think a lot of credit must go to Chaturved. The way he played was fantastic and more importantly, finished off the game. I wasn’t striking the ball well, and it was important for Chaturved to stay till the end. We have been doing well and doing our execution well. It is essential to have the momentum and do the right things,” NS Jagadeesan, the winning skipper revealed.