So that's all we have from this live coverage of this Match No. 3 of TNPL, hope you guys have enjoyed it. On this note, I Samanvaya Sharma alongside me Tugral and our scorer Raju signs off, and yes do join us again for the second game of this double header day, which is just a few minutes away from now. Thanks
NS Chaturved: Our plan is to strike early with the ball and also we get succeeded in that to some extent. Really happy with this amazing win tonight.
The Player of the Match is Balchander Anirudh - According to me we started off on a high note. However, we had lost some early wickets but my role was clear and only followed the same. I tried to remain in the middle for as long as I can and tried to keep the scoreboard ticking.
Kaushik Gandhi, CSG Captain: We tried our best with both the bowl and bat, but I think we went around 20-30 runs short. We faced a collapse earlier in the innings due to our best shot selection, but we will keep that thing in mind and try to improve on that in our forthcoming games. We had a long week break now till our next game and we will work on our game plans and will be back stronger again as a unit.
Tugral| 6.50 PM IST| So, we are done here with the Siachem Madurai Panthers winning the game with relative ease as they just had 136 to chase against the Chepauk Super Gillies. Panthers won the match by 4 wickets.
SMP won the toss and decide to bowl, which was seen going in his favor throughout the match. When Panther's opener came out to chase a modest target of 136. Both the openers hit some good shots but on just 24 runs Madurai got the first blow in the form of Aaditya. After that dismissal, Anirudh joined Karthik in the middle, they both started with all guns blazing and scored at a blistering pace. Karthik fell short Alexander as he got out after a quick-fire cameo of 31 while Anirudh continued and managed to score 52 runs. Together they put up an important partnership of 50 runs for the 2nd wicket and brought the match to a good turn. Panthers skipper and Kousik returned to the pavilion on a golden duck without moving the scoreboard where it seemed that the match could change course from here. Rajkumar played a cameo inning, scoring 19 for his team to lift the team from the pressure. In the end, the rest of the work was done by Anirudh and Sandhu, both of them played an unbeaten knock of 58* off 41 and 14* off 11, and the Panthers won the match by 4 wickets.
On the other hand, Alexander was the pick of the bowlers for Chepauk he took 3 wickets and gave away 20 runs in his 4 overs. Warrier and Gandhi took one wicket each respectively.
18.1 M Siddharth to S Sandhu
4 FOUR!! And Sandhu finishes the things off in his own style. A fuller delivery down the stumps, Sandhu shuffles a bit and sweeps this one towards the fine leg for a winning boundary. With this shot, Siechem Madurai Panthers beat Cheapauk Super Gillies by 4 wickets.
17.6 H Kumar to S Sandhu
1 A loopy slower outside the stumps, Sandhu times it towards the long-on region for a single.
17.5 H Kumar to S Sandhu
0 Into the slot, Sandhu plays it from the back foot at the mid on, no run.
17.4 H Kumar to B Anirudh
1 A slower on the good length, Anirudh plays it towards the off side and runs for a quick single. 5 runs to win now.
17.3 H Kumar to S Sandhu
1 A back-of-a-length ball, angling away, plays from the back foot towards the point and takes a single.
17.2 H Kumar to B Anirudh
1 A slower one outside off stumps, Anirudh times it towards the cover region for a single.
17.1 H Kumar to S Sandhu
1 A seam up delivery on the pads, hits from the back foot towards the leg side and takes a single.
16.6 M Siddharth to S Sandhu
1 A wide outside the stumps, Sandhu pushes it towards the leg side for a single.
16.5 M Siddharth to S Sandhu
0 A flighted one on the stumps, blocks by the the batter.
16.4 M Siddharth to B Anirudh
1 A bit quicker on the stumps, Anirudh plays it from the front foot towards the on side for a single.
16.3 M Siddharth to S Sandhu
1 A bit fuller, Sandhu places it towards the on side and takes a single.