Team effort sees Lyca Kovai Kings canter to the finish line against Ruby Trichy Warriors
When the Warriors were 84-3 in the 13th over, they might have thought of having a good chance, but they had started too slowly and were only digging themselves into a hole all this while.
Lyca Kovai Kings 161-6
Ruby Trichy Warriors 135-All Out
Lyca Kovai Kings won by 26 runs
The Kings down the Warriors.— TNPL (@TNPremierLeague) July 27, 2019
A promising start to the chase for @trichywarriors, derailed by some terrific bowling display at the death by the @LycaKovaiKings #NammaPasangaNammaGethu #LKKvRTW #TNPL2019 pic.twitter.com/YDd52aIwhE
Lyca Kovai Kings openers Shahrukh Khan and Abhinav Mukund could not get a big partnership this time around. However, middle order batsmen Pradosh Ranjan Paul and Malolan Rangarajan ensured that they don't lose too many wickets as both started the process of rebuilding.
This allowed Akkil Srinaath and Antony Dhas, two batsmen who are adept at using the long handle, the freedom to go for the full monty as both scored 30s at a quick clip to take the Kovai Kings to 161.
Lakshminarayanan Vignesh and M Poiyamozhi, were the pick of the bowlers for the Warriors. Others, particularly Saravan Kumar and Kannan Vignesh, went for plenty.
Ruby Trichy Warriors' chase started on a decent note. Although they did not lose wickets in a cluster, they weren't scoring rapidly either. As a result, when the Warriors were 84-3 in the 13th over, they might have thought of having a good chance, but it was an illusion. The way their batsmen had batted, they scored too slowly with regard to the required run rate and hence were only digging themselves into a hole all this while.
20s from S Aravind, Aditya Barooah and Adithya Ganesh did not help the Warriors' cause much as they were no match for the Kings' bowling, especially T Natarajan, who picked up four wickets as Lyca Kovai Kings won by 26 runs.
Lyca Kovai Kings- Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Akkil Srinaath, Antony Dhas, Malolan Rangarajan, S Ajith Ram, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, T Natarajan, S Manigandan
Ruby Trichy Warriors- S Aravind, Aditya Barooah, K Mukunth, Adithya Ganesh, Chandrasekar Ganapathy, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Mani Bharathi, Saravan Kumar, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, M Poiyamozhi, Kannan Vignesh
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