Tuti Patriots edges out Kovai in TNPL

Tuti Patriots withstood a belligerent charge from Anthony Dhas to upstage Lyca Kovai Kings by six runs in a rain-affected Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) match at the NPR College ground, here on Thursday.
After Tuti Patriots rained a record number of sixes to post 155-5 in 13 overs, LKK lost three wickets in the first 10 balls. But Dhas made a bold bid for victory and between 7th and 12th over, clobbered seven sixes and two fours in a 26-ball blitz of 63 runs. Continue Reading

TNPL: Chepauk Super Gillies’ Alexandar bags five wickets for 9

While opener Aravind holed out to Murugan Ashwin at cover point, Sathyanarayanan was trapped leg-before. Maaruthi Raghav (5) tried to beat Alexandar’s spin with a flick, but was trapped in front of the middle stump. Ganapathy (2), who was struggling in the middle, was his fourth victim. The right-handed batsman hit a flighted ball straight at the bowler to bring his uncomfortable stay to an end. Continue Reading

TNPL 2019 opening match: Ashwin shines in Dindigul Dragons win

R Ashwin delivered with his bat as he led his team Dindigul Dragons to a 10-run win over Chepauk Super Gillies in the opening match of the TNPL fourth edition in Dindigul on Friday. Continue Reading

TNPL is a great platform for youngsters: Kedar Jadhav

“Such tournaments definitely inspire youngsters to do well and it’s a great platform for them to get into IPL and Ranji teams. They also get noticed around the country because the matches are being televised,” said the 34-year-old, who was present the inaugural day’s proceedings of the fourth edition of TNPL at nearby Natham. Continue Reading