Lyca Kovai Kings' openers blow away Kanchi Veerans to register easy 8-wicket win

Lyca Kovai Kings
Lyca Kovai Kings
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The 150-run total posted by Kanchi Veerans seemed quite a decent score at the end of the first innings. Little did anyone know that the way Shahrukh Khan and skipper Abhinav Mukund would bat, the Kings would chase it down so easily.

Match Summary 

VB Kanchi Veerans 150-6

Lyca Kovai Kings 151-2

Lyca Kovai Kings won by 8 wickets



Batting first, Kanchi Veerans had twin slip-ups in the start, with both openers Vishal Vaidya and U Mukilesh getting dismissed within the first seven deliveries. After the two quick dismissals, wicketkeeper Suresh Lokeshwar and skipper Baba Aparajith steadied the ship with a 62-run partnership.

Lokeshwar notched up a half-century at a strike rate of around 125 and then had another partnership with Sanjay Yadav. Francis Rokins slammed 25 runs off just seven deliveries to pummel the team to 150.

Although S Manigandan picked up three wickets, he was very expensive and gave away 40 runs from his four overs. The strike bowler for the team was T Natarajan who snaffled two wickets, while bowling at an economy of under six.


The 150-run total posted by Kanchi Veerans seemed quite a decent score at the end of the first innings. Little did anyone know that the way Shahrukh Khan and skipper Abhinav Mukund would bat, the Kings would chase it down so easily.

Khan was going at a strike rate of more than 190 when he was finally castled by Rangaraj Suthesh. Abhinav Mukund carried on to score a 44-ball 70 and had a flowing partnership with Anirudh Sita Ram to help the team win by eight wickets with around five overs remaining.

Lyca Kovai Kings- Abhinav Mukund, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Akkil Srinaath, S Manigandan, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Malolan Rangarajan, Shahrukh Khan, S Ajith Ram, Antony Dhas, T Natarajan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh

VB Kanchi Veerans- Baba Aparajith, Rajagopal Sathish, Suresh Lokeshwar, R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya, S Arun, P Francis Rokins, U Mukilesh, NS Harish, Rangaraj Suthesh

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