R Silambarasan's 5-er sets up Kanchi Veerans' 7-wicket win over Madurai Panthers
At 84-2 in the 13th over, Madurai Panthers were going well and looked set for a 150-160 run total but R Silambarasan then wreaked havoc in the middle overs to change the momentum of the match.
Madurai Panthers 138-9
VB Kanchi Veerans 141-3
VB Kanchi Veerans won by 7 wickets
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After the dismissal of opener and star batsman Arun Karthik in the second over, Madurai Panthers consolidated with good knocks from skipper Shijit Chandran and Jagatheesan Kousik. In fact, a 40-run partnership for the second wicket led the Panthers on a path to launch in the latter part of the innings.
At 84-2 in the 13th over, Madurai Panthers were going well and looked set for a 150-160 run total but R Silambarasan then wreaked havoc in the middle overs to change the momentum of the match. Rajgopal Satish was also very impressive and gave away just 22 runs from his four overs, while picking up two important wickets.
The score was still was not one which could not have been defended as the ball was holding up in the wicket.
With Kanchi Veerans 32-2 in the sixth over, the Panthers were in the game but a longish partnership between skipper Baba Aparajith and wicketkeeper Suresh Lokeshwar killed the chase.
While Aparajith was dismissed six short of his half-century, Lokeshwar notched up his second fifty of the tournament. Rajgopal Sathish closed the match with a few fireworks.
Madurai Panthers- Arun Karthik, A Sarath Raj, Jagatheesan Kousik, Shijit Chandran, Akash Sumra, Abhishek Tanwar, R Mithun, Kiran Akash, Rahil Shah, Tushar Raheja, SS Karnavar
VB Kanchi Veerans- K Vishal Vaidhya, Sanjay Yadav, Baba Aparajith, Rajagopal Sathish, S Siddharth, P Francis Rokins, Suresh Lokeshwar, NS Harish, R Silambarasan, Rangaraj Suthesh, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan
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