Shahrukh Khan pummels Lyca Kovai Kings to 15-run win over Karaikudi Kaalai
Skipper Abhinav Mukund had demoted himself to the middle order and scored a half-century in the last match. However, he came back to partner Shahrukh Khan at the top of the order and had a match-winning 84-run partnership.
Lyca Kovai Kings 154-7
Karaikudi Kaalai 139-7
Lyca Kovai Kings won by 15 runs
Lyca Kovai Kings' opening combination was finally back on track with both Shahrukh Khan and Abhinav Mukund clicking. The duo had looked good in the first couple of matches but faltered thereafter.
Skipper Mukund even demoted himself to the middle order and scored a half-century in the last match. However, he came back to partner Shahrukh Khan at the top of the order and had an 84-run partnership.
Shahrukh Khan was the top-scorer for the Kovai Kings and made 59 off 43 deliveries. After the openers, no other batsman could actually capitalise on the start as the team could only manage 154 due to some tight bowling from R Rajkumar and Sunil Sam.
A glorious drive by Shahrukh Khan to bring up 50, but skipper Abhinav Mukund and Muhammed Adnan Khan are back in the hut in quick succession.— TNPL (@TNPremierLeague) August 4, 2019
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Karaikudi Kaalai's chase did not begin well and the team found itself at 37-4 in the ninth over. it was M Shajahan who kindled some hope with a 23-ball 41.
Despite that knock, Malolan Rangarajan, Anthony Das and T Natarajan did not allow the Kovai Kings' batsmen to score freely. As a result, the team fell short by 15 runs.
Karaikudi Kaalai- Srikkanth Anirudha, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Rajhamany Srinivasan, R Rajkumar, Maan Bafna, S Ganesh, RD Ashwin Kumar, Sunil Sam, S Swaminathan, Yo Mahesh, M Shajahan
Lyca Kovai Kings- Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Antony Dhas, Akkil Srinaath, Malolan Rangarajan, Muhammed Khan, S Manigandan, S Ajith Ram, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, T Natarajan
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