Ruby Trichy Warriors ended up their three matches losing streak as they defeated Jones Tuti Patriots by seven wickets in the ongoing third season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). They kept their hopes still alive in the playoffs at the NPR College ground in Dindigul.
Patriots while batting first put a fighting total of 158 for the loss of seven wickets. Therefore, they lost their skipper and opening batsman, Kaushik Gandhi early on.
It was Sonu Yadav, who castled him for the individual score of five. The wicketkeeper-batsman Subramanian Anand along with the opening batsman of S Dinesh put an opening partnership of 50 for the second wicket.
It was an unfortunate moment for Patriots as Dinesh ran himself out. They added 73 runs for the fourth wicket partnership as Nidish Rajagopal scored a blistering knock of 41 off just 26 deliveries.
Ruby Trichy Warriors after the win.
Image Source TNPL FacebookSoon after Nidish departs, Patriots lost the plot completely. In the first instance, they were looking to go for a solid 200. Tuti ended up with a fighting total of 157.
A picture of the chase:
Ruby Trichy Warriors got off with a flier. Their opening batsmen put a partnership of 65 for the first wicket in 8.2 overs. Bharath Shankar was the top scorer of the team as he scored 51 off 39.
The skipper of Ruby Tirchy once again led his team from the front. Baba Indrajit scored an unbeaten knock of 50 off just 32 balls.
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In conclusion, Chandrasekar Ganapathy played a handy knock of 27 off 21. Ruby Trichy Warriors defeated Tuti Patriots with two overs to spare in the TNPL fixture.
Who said what:
this wicket was a bit slower than the normal wicket here. We were about ten runs short. I thought powerplay in bowling didn’t go according to our way. If we make fewer mistakes in the next match, we can win that one.” – Kaushik Gandhi, the losing skipper.
“There was a lot of pressure, and it was important to handle the pressure. I think the first few overs in the powerplay were crucial. In the first six overs, we scored 50 runs, and that helped us in the chase. We weren’t able to play for net run-rate in this match. If Bharat had carried on, we could have finished one over earlier.” – Baba Indrajit, the winning skipper.