TNPL 2019 - Lyca Kovai Kings beat Dindigul Dragons by 35 runs to stay in playoff contention
After Lyca Kovai Kings ended at 134-8 from their 20 overs, it seemed business as usual as Dindigul Dragons were expected to chase it down. However, the Kovai Kings' bowlers left the Dragons reeling at 20-4 in the powerplay itself.
Lyca Kovai Kings 134-8
Dindigul Dragons 99-All Out
Lyca Kovai Kings won by 35 runs
The Kings are still in the hunt!— TNPL (@TNPremierLeague) August 7, 2019
.@LycaKovaiKings skittle the @DindigulDragons for 99, their second lowest score.
3 wickets for Manigandan, 2 scalps a-piece for Ajith Ram and Nattu! #NammaPasangaNammaGethu #TNPL2019 pic.twitter.com/C23yTLlRFk
Lyca Kovai Kings were going alright till the 15th over. Their opening partnership of Shahrukh Khan and Abhinav Mukund clicked again, with the duo adding 50 runs.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Pradosh Ranjan Paul also played a good 35-ball 43-run hand but the team lost their way towards the end of the innings, credit to some tight bowling from Ramalingam Rohit and B Praanesh.
After Lyca Kovai Kings ended at 134-8 from their 20 overs, it seemed business as usual as Dindigul Dragons were expected to chase it down. However, the Kovai Kings' bowlers stepped up to the plate and got off to a brilliant start, so much so that Dindigul Dragons were left reeling at 20-4 in the powerplay itself.
2/15 including 18 dot balls in his spell, along with a catch and a run out to his name!— TNPL (@TNPremierLeague) August 7, 2019
Nattu was everywhere today for the Kings as they end the group stages on a high! #TNPL2019 #NammaPasangaNammaGethu pic.twitter.com/2Fhh1VhWui
The damage was too substantial for the Dragons to make a come back from and despite 34 from S Sujay, the Dragons were never in the game after that.
Ajith Ram and T Natarajan picked up two wickets each, while S Manigandan bagged three as Dindigul Dragons suffered their first loss of the season.
Dindigul Dragons- Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Sumant Jain, R Vivek, Mohan Abhinav, M Mohammed, Ramalingam Rohit, M Silambarasan, B Praanesh, Adithya Arun, S Sujay
Lyca Kovai Kings- Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund, Ashwin Venkataraman, Akkil Srinaath, Antony Dhas, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Malolan Rangarajan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, S Ajith Ram, T Natarajan, S Manigandan
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