In what proved to be a one-sided contest, Chepauk Super Gillies thrashed VB Thiruvallur Veerans by 41 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium at Chennai on Monday and booked their spot in the semi-finals.
Brief scores:Chepauk Super Gillies 154/3 in 20 overs (KH Gopinath 62 not-out, 55b, 4x4, 2x6, Vasanth Saravanan 54, 36b, 2x4, 4x6; Lakshmi Narayanan 2/31) VB Thiruvallur
Ashwath Mukunthan, who finished with figures of 5 for 17 on debut, was also the second bowler after L Balaji to take a five-wicket haul in the tournament.
Earlier, Gillies who won the toss and elected to bat first got off to a flier thanks to half-centuries from KH Gopinath and Vasanth Saravanan. But it was an outstanding opening spell by Mukunthan which set up the win for Gillies. A no-ball in the first over proved to be costly for
That was probably the turning point as the in-form Aparajith fell for a duck thanks to a brilliant low diving catch by Sargunam. Veerans could only score 37 runs in their first ten overs and also lost five wickets in the bargain. Alexander R continued his great form with the ball and picked up two wickets. Though R Rohit and Malolan Rangarajan offered some late resistance still
*Report courtesy TNPL Media