Jagadeesan's ton tops Murali Vijay's 99 as Dindigul Dragons win by 5 wickets
The difference between the scores of Murali Vijay and N Jagadeesan was just six runs, but while Vijay went at a strike rate of 159, Jagadeesan scored at 175 and this is where the difference of the match lied.
Ruby Trichy Warriors 178-3
Dindigul Dragons 182-5
Dindigul Dragons won by 5 wickets
Ruby Trichy Warriors batted first and had an amazing start with their first wicket falling in the 13th over. They had an opening stand of 106 and the stage was set for the batsmen to blast in the last few overs.
However, Chandrasekar Ganapathy got stuck in the middle and managed only 9 runs from 17 deliveries. Although Mani Bharathi smoked 18 off just four balls, the Warriors reached only 178, which was a good score on the surface but the team could have done with 15-20 extra runs more, given the start they had got.
Murali Vijay was sensational for them but was unfortunate to be dismissed just one short of a century in the last over. Jagannathan Kaushik picked up two wickets for the Dragons.
Dindigul Dragons lost their first wicket in the fourth over at the score of 34, but wicketkeeper-batsman N Jagadeesan continued going at a healthy clip. The difference between the scores of Murali Vijay and N Jagadeesan was just six runs, but while Vijay went at a strike rate of 159, Jagadeesan scored at 175 and this is where the difference of the match lied.
Jagadeesan got some support from R Vivek and his unbeaten century took the Dragons to a win by five wickets, with five balls to spare. Skipper Sai Kishore bagged two wickets for the Trichy Warriors.
Dindigul Dragons- Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, R Vivek, NS Chaturved, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sumant Jain, M Mohammed, Ramalingam Rohit, M Silambarasan, Jagannathan Kaushik, Mohan Abhinav
Ruby Trichy Warriors- K Mukunth, Murali Vijay, Mani Bharathi, Aditya Barooah, Chandrasekar Ganapathy, MS Sanjay, Adithya Ganesh, Saravan Kumar, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, M Poiyamozhi
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