The Eliminator of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) noticed Siechem Madurai Panthers lock horns in opposition to Lyca Kovai Kings on the SCF Cricket Floor in Salem.
Madurai captain NS Chaturved received the toss and elected to bat first. The choice backfired, as their openers in V Aaditya and Arun Karthik struggled. The Panthers scored 34 on the finish of the powerplay, shedding one wicket.
Their batters by no means acquired going, because the Kovai Kings’ bowlers bowled brilliantly. Karthik remained unbeaten on 47 however took 51 deliveries because the Panthers solely managed solely 126. The Kovai Kings picked up seven wickets, with Abhishek Tanwar and S Ajith Ram bagging two wickets apiece.
The Kovai Kings, in the meantime, acquired off to a stable begin. Ganga Sridhar Raju and J Suresh Kumar performed some excellent strokes on the prime of the order because the Kings scored 41 on the finish of the powerplay with out shedding any wicket.
Raju and Kumar had been going sturdy on 49 and 20 respectively as they each put 72 between them in 9.5 overs earlier than rain arrived. No additional play was doable. The Kovai Kings had been forward by 20 runs and received the sport by DLS to remain alive within the competitors.
Lyca Kovai Kings (LKK) knock Siechem Madurai Panthers (SMP) out of TNPL 2022
Lyca Kovai Kings beat table-toppers Nellai Royal Kings of their final league recreation in TNPL and continued their momentum. A stable efficiency with the ball helped them limit Siechem Madurai Panthers to a low whole, and their openers then stepped as much as maintain their group alive. They appear a stable unit and can look to repeat their efficiency within the second qualifier.
Madurai Panthers regarded a stronger unit coming into this recreation however failed to fireside. Their batters did not adapt to the circumstances, and consequently, the group had been knocked out of the competitors. Their bowlers have achieved many of the work on this 12 months’s competitors, however an absence of contribution from the batters got here again to hang-out them within the TNPL playoffs.