TNPL 2019 - Harish Kumar and Gopinath power Chennai Super Gillies to 9-wicket win over Kovai Kings
The chase for the Super Gillies proved to be easier than it was anticipated as Gopinath almost won the match single-handedly with an 82-run knock, at a strike rate of exactly 200.
Lyca Kovai Kings 115-9
Chepauk Super Gillies 116-1
Chepauk Super Gillies won by 9 wickets
??Business done with ball and bat!— TNPL (@TNPremierLeague) July 28, 2019
Gopinath's quick-fire half century helps @supergillies cruise to a 9-wicket win against @LycaKovaiKings and rounds up a thrilling weekend's worth of action! #TNPL2019 #NammaPasangaNammaGethu pic.twitter.com/gTEfY179za
Batting first, Lyca Kovai Kings openers Shahrukh Khan and Abhinav Mukund started cautiously and accumulated runs at less than run a ball, which is contrary to their natural game. Just when both had got into their 20s around the 8th over and were beginning to put their foot on the pedal, both were dismissed in quick succession.
This is why the following batsmen Pradosh Ranjan Paul and B Anirudh Sita Ram had to rebuild again. Incidentally, they were dismissed just after they got their eye in as well.
The wickets fell in such a manner that the Kings could never generate momentum through their innings and ultimately managed just 115 from their 20 overs.
Harish Kumar was the star for Super Gillies and picked up four wickets while bowling at an economy of under four. He was well assisted by Murugan Ashwin and G Periaswamy, both of whom bagged two wickets each.
The chase for the Super Gillies proved to be easier than it was anticipated as Gopinath almost won the match single-handedly with an 82-run knock from just 41 balls, at a strike rate of exactly 200. Ganga Sridhar Raju played second fiddle to him with 31 off 35 balls.
Chepauk Super Gillies- Ganga Sridhar Raju, Gopinath, Kaushik Gandhi, Harish Kumar, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Murugan Ashwin, A Aarif, Dev Rahul, B Arun, G Periyaswamy, R Alexander
Lyca Kovai Kings- Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Malolan Rangarajan, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Antony Dhas, Akkil Srinaath, S Ajith Ram, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, T Natarajan, Suresh Babu
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