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Openers GS Raju and Gopinath take Chepauk Super Gillies to comprehensive 54-run win

50 for Ganga Sridhar Raju
50 for Ganga Sridhar Raju
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To the credit of the Karaikudi Kaalai bowlers, they did not allow any other batsman to settle once the top three were dismissed, but the damage was already done by then as the Super Gillies posted a daunting target of 176.

Match Summary 

Chepauk Super Gillies 175-8

Karaikudi Kaalai 121-8

Chepauk Super Gillies won by 54 runs



The 100+ run partnership between Chepauk Super Gillies openers GS Raju and Gopinath did not give Karaikudi Kaalai a chance from the outset. Both openers raced to half-centuries, both going at a strike rate of around 140.

The Karaikudi Kaalai bowlers tried all the tricks in their bag but the stand between Raju 54(38) and Gopinath 55(40) could only be broken in the 11th over. Skipper Kaushik Gandhi also impressed with his 32

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To the credit of the Karaikudi Kaalai bowlers, they did not allow any other batsman to settle once the top three were dismissed, with each of R Rajkumar, Sunil Sam and S Mohan Prasath picking up two wickets apiece. However, the damage was already done by then as the Super Gillies posted a daunting target of 176.

The Kaalai batsmen had to maintain a run-rate of close to nine since the beginning and that caused them to make errors. Their biggest hope, openers Srikkanth Anirudha and V Aditya, were both dismissed by G Periyaswamy.

To add to their woes, R Kavin and Maan Bafna fell victim to mix-ups in running between the wickets. Dev Rahul, G Periyaswamy and R Alexander were the leading bowlers for the Super Gillies, who did not allow Karaikudi Kaalai to break free and took their team to a comprehensive 54-run win.

Chepauk Super Gillies- Kaushik Gandhi, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Gopinath, A Aarif, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Murugan Ashwin, Harish Kumar, Dev Rahul, M Siddharth, G Periyaswamy, R Alexander

Karaikudi Kaalai- Srikkanth Anirudha, V Aditya, R Kavin, Maan Bafna, Rajhamany Srinivasan, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, S Swaminathan, Sunil Sam, S Mohan Prasath, Yo Mahesh

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