The eleventh match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) was played in full swing at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. In the match between Dindigul Dragons and Ruby Trichy Warriors, the former team sealed its second victory in TNPL 2021 by five wickets. The victory positioned the Dindigul Dragons team in second place in points table.
Mokit Hariharan led the team to this amazing victory with an undefeated score by hitting 46 runs in 26 balls. Hari Nishanth, the skipper of the winning team, led the squad with his excellent innings, with Arun supporting him. Hari hit 38 runs in 29 balls, with a 67-run opening wicket stand with Arun, thus laying the foundation for their team’s victory.
Ruby Trichy Warriors stepped into the battle when Rahil Shah, their team captain, set the motion with his wicket. The bowlers followed the winning mindset and got three wickets in the middle overs. Mani Bharathi’s wicket left the opponent team shocked. A few misfields that led to boundaries fixed the damage caused by Mani Bharathi’s dismissal. As Swaminathan and Mokit Hariharan continued to hit more boundaries, the pace and confidence returned.
Poiyamozhi and Rahil Shah from the Trichy Warriors team bowled brilliantly and got two wickets each at a critical time. Earlier, the 45 runs scored by Nidhish Rajagopal helped this team reach the 145-runs mark in the 20 overs that it was allotted with. Muhammad Khan supported him and made 26 runs.
The captain of Trichy Warriors admitted that his team did not capitalize on the game’s crucial moments. He stated – “Probably the start to our innings was a bit slow. We took a little longer than normal and played too many dot balls (49 in all). That cost us and I thought we were 10-12 runs short of our par score. Plus, in fielding we had a few misfields and 10-12 runs were lost there.”
Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors turned out to be an exciting match to watch. Here are the results of this interesting tournament:
Brief Scores: Dindigul Dragons (149 for 5 in 19.2 overs) won against Ruby Trichy Warriors (145 for 5 in 20 overs).
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