TNPL 2021: Nellai Royal Kings lock horns with on Ruby Trichy Warriors
20 July 2021
Ruby Trichy Warriors completed a resounding victory by 74 runs in the 3rd match of the TNPL against the Nellai Royal Kings and it was M Mathivanan who achieved a unique feat during the course of the victory. The left-arm spinner was handed over the ball for the first time in the 14th over and he wiped out the tail of the Royal Kings in just four deliveries as he returned with magical figures of 0/3.
The victory was largely built around a sensational knock of 71 of 52 deliveries from the blade of Amit Sathvick. It wasn’t the greatest of starts for the Trichy Warriors but it was a great partnership between Sathvick and Aditya Ganesh which got them right back into the game. A quickfire 20 ball 35 from Antony Dhas ensured the Warriors went past the 150 mark.
The run chase never quite took off as wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals and within the first 5 overs, the match was almost done and dusted with the Warriors reducing the Royal Kings to 12/5. Sunil Sam and Saravan Kumar bagged a couple each to derail the run chase.
Baba Indrajith and Sanjay Yadav started the rebuilding with a good partnership, playing some delightful shots in the process. A 63 runs partnership between the duo did bring back hopes of a sensational comeback. However, the wickets of the two set batsmen and a sensational final over from Mathivanan ensured the run chase was done and dusted by the 14th over.