TNPL 2019 - G Periyaswamy works his magic to take Chepauk Super Gillies to their second TNPL title
Although the pitch in Chennai was not the easiest to bat on, 127 did not look like too many for Dindigul Dragons' power-packed batting line-up to chase. However, the pressure of a big match is a huge factor and it was telling.
Chepauk Super Gillies - 126/8
Dindigul Dragons - 114/9
Chepauk Super Gillies won by 12 runs
Dindigul Dragons were tipped to win the title and it all seemed going as anticipated as Chepauk Super Gillies were two down for 18 in the fourth over. Both openers Ganga Sridhar Raju and Gopinath could not add too many runs and were removed by Ramalingam Rohit and Jagannathan Kaushik respectively.
After that, 20s from skipper Kaushik Gandhi and wicketkeeper Umashankar Sushil helped to steady the ship for Chepauk Super Gillies. The team was at 55-5 in the 11th over and looked done for all money when Uthirasamy Sasidev partnered with Murugan Ashwin for a 50+ run partnership to give the Super Gillies' score some respectability.
Although the pitch was not the easiest to bat on, 127 did not look like too many for Dindigul Dragons' power-packed batting line-up to chase. However, the pressure of a big match is a big component to factor in and it was telling as G Periyaswamy removed both N Jagadeesan and NS Chaturved in his first over for ducks.
Sumant Jain played the role of an anchor and held one end up to bat through most of the innings. Mohan Abhinav and R Vivek scored 20s but Periaswamy then returned to bag three more wickets towards the death and close out the match.
Chepauk Super Gillies have been crowned the TNPL champions for the second time out of the three times they have made it to the final.
Chepauk Super Gillies- Ganga Sridhar Raju, Gopinath, Kaushik Gandhi, Vijay Shankar, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Harish Kumar, Murugan Ashwin, Umashankar Sushil, M Siddharth, G Periyaswamy, R Alexander
Dindigul Dragons- Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, R Vivek, NS Chaturved, M Mohammed, Sumant Jain, Ramalingam Rohit, Jagannathan Kaushik, Mohan Abhinav, M Silambarasan, B Praanesh
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