Chepauk Super Gillies took one step into the India Cements TN Premier League play-offs as they thrashed Madurai Super Giants by 55 runs at the NPR College Ground at Natham on Saturday.
Brief scores:Chepauk Super Gillies 178 for 5 (Thalaivan Sargunam 73, 46b, 7x4, 4x6, R Sathish 57 not out, 27b, 2x4, 5x6,
It was another horrendous display from Giants who are yet to notch up a single win in the league. Giants’ run-chase unfolded the same way as it has been throughout the tournament as they got off to a good start thanks to Arun Karthik and
The importance of the left-arm spinners was highlighted in this contest as batsmen from both teams had it difficult facing spin. U
Earlier, Gillies, who won the toss and opted to bat first, didn’t have a great start as Gopinath fell to Raja early on after he handed over a simple catch to Anton Andrew at mid-on. Muruganantham then struck a second blow as he disturbed Gowjith Subhash’s furniture. Vasanth Saravanan and Thalaivar Sargunam concentrated on punishing the loose deliveries and tried to rebuild the Gillies’ innings.
Their 65-run partnership was finally broken by G Vignesh when Saravanan’s attempted sweep fell to M Raja at short-fine leg. Though Muruganantham and Edward Kennedy controlled the run-rate well in the middle overs, credit goes to Sargunam, who held one end firmly. He completed his half-century - his second in as many games - and he joined forces with skipper Sathish to accelerate the score towards the end of their innings.
Sathish was harsh on
*Report courtesy TNPL Media