Baba Aparajith's unbeaten 118 helped VB Thiruvallur Veerans notch up their first win against Karaikudi Kaalai in their TNPL match at Dindigul, on Thursday. Chasing 166 in 20 overs, Aparajith and Malolan Rangarajan (30) batted with spunk to help the side seal an emphatic five-wicket win.
Brief scores:Karaikudi Kaalai 165/6 in 20 overs (
Aparajith’s knock showed his dominance as he scored 118 of his team's 167 runs. His half-century came in 34 deliveries and he later accelerated as the runs kept coming. It took him only 23 more deliveries to reach his century which also included 12 fours and six sixes. His late blitz which yielded 18 runs off 7 deliveries took his team past the finish line. He went from 88 to the three-figure mark with back-to-back sixes.
Aparajith’s intent was clear right from the beginning when he smacked 19 runs off the fourth over bowled by Kiran Akash. He added 45 runs off 28 balls for the fourth wicket with R. Kavin before Rajkumar Ravichandran broke the partnership. It proved to be a blessing in disguise as
Rahil Shah (1 for 27) kept it tight as the batsmen found it difficult to get going off him. Malolan Rangarajan (2 for 18) introduced only in the twelfth over of the match, struck in his second over giving the
Srinivasan (50), who survived a tight run-out call, got to his half-century before holing out to NS
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