Alexander 'The Great' helps Chepauk Super Gillies choke Ruby Trichy Warriors' run chase TNPL 2019
Harish Kumar's 50+ run partnership with Murugan Ashwin helped the Super Gillies to set Ruby Trichy Warriors a target just one short of 150. This was a par or even a slightly above par total on a pitch that was very slow and runs were hard to come by throughout the match.
Chepauk Super Gillies 148-6
Ruby Trichy Warriors 107-9
Chepauk Super Gillies won by 41 runs
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Chepauk Super Gillies began well, with the team being 66-1 in the ninth over. Especially, when Sridhar Raju and Gopinath were in the middle, the Gillies looked set for a score in excess of 160.
However, once Murugan Ashwin came out to bat, he looked a bit stuck and struggled at rotating the strike. He settled after a while and his 50+ run partnership with Harish Kumar helped the Super Gillies to set Ruby Trichy Warriors a target one short of 150. This was a par or even slightly above par total on a pitch that was very slow and runs were hard to come by throughout the match.
For the Warriors, Saravan Kumar got two wickets, while each of Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Kannan Vignesh and M Poiyamozhi picked up one each.
Ruby Trichy Warriors could never get momentum through the chase. Apart from Aditya Barooah, no other Warriors batsman looked comfortable at the wicket.
With the mounting required run rate, Warriors lost wickets in heaps. Matters were made worse for them with some exceptional bowling from R Alexander, who picked up a five-wicket haul to take the Super Gilliesto a 41-run win.
Ruby Trichy Warriors- S Aravind, Aditya Barooah, Maaruthi Raghav, R Sathyanarayan, Chandrasekar Ganapathy, K Mani Bharathi, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Saravan Kumar, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Kannan Vignesh, M Poiyamozhi
Chepauk Super Gillies- Kaushik Gandhi, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Gopinath, A Aarif, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Murugan Ashwin, M Siddharth, S Harish Kumar, D Rahul, G Periyaswamy, R Alexander