The 10th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 will have Nellai Royal Kings take on Madurai Panthers on Tuesday at NPR College Ground in Dindigul. The Nellai Royal Kings are currently sitting at the top of the points table with three wins to their name in 3 matches. They are coming into this encounter on the back of an 8-wicket win over Dindigul Dragons.
The latter batted first in that game and managed to post 130 runs on the board in 12 overs. Vishal Vaidhya and Hari Nishanth started brilliantly as the duo stitched an 82-run partnership for the opening wicket. Vaidhya made 45 runs in 21 balls, while Hari Nishanth scored 37 runs in 27 deliveries, including 3 fours and 2 sixes.
However, once the duo got out, the Dragons lost the plot and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. In the end, they couldn’t get to the total they that they would have liked. For the Kings, Shri Neranjan was the wrecker-in-chief, picking 3 wickets for 32 runs in 3 overs.
Later, Nellai Royal Kings chased down the score in just 11 overs. Both the openers, Shri Nerajan and Suryaprakash departed early. However, Baba Aparajith (59) and Sanjay Yadav (55) then stitched a 99-run unbeaten stand to guide the team home.
On the other hand, Madurai Panthers are sitting at number to on the table with 2 wins in as many matches. Panthers, too, are yet to lose a game this season and one can expect a cracker of a contest on Tuesday.
Madurai Panthers beat Lyca Kovai Kings by 2 wickets in their last match. The latter posted a good-looking 151-run total in the first innings. For Panthers, Silambarasan was the pick of the bowlers, picking 3 for 28 in 4 overs. Besides, the likes of Sunny Sandhu and Kiran Akash picked two wickets each.
In response, Madurai Panthers chased down the score with one ball left in the game. The likes of V Aaditya and Anirudh got out without opening their accounts. But, notable contributions from Arun Karthik (38 off 33) and NS Chaturved (75 off 45) meant Madurai Panthers chased down the score in 19.5 overs.