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Nellai Royal Kings won by 5 wkts Against Dindigul Dragons In TNPL 21st Match

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Chennai, August 3: Fighting knocks by Rajhamany Srinivasan and Mani Bharathy helped Dindigul Dragons post a competitive total against Nellai Royal Kings in their Shriram Capital Tamil Nadu Premier League match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday.

Srinivasan struck a fluent 60 off 48 balls (5 fours, 2 sixes) and wicketkeeper Mani Bharathy hit 30 off 24 balls (3 fours, 1 six) as Dindigul ended up with 147-5 in 20 overs. When wicketkeeper Bharathy joined Srinivasan, Dindigul was in trouble at 2-8 in the third over. But they put their heads down to defy the rival attack by raising 85 runs off 63 balls for the third wicket. The 36-year-old Srinivasan played the guiding hand in this alliance which was broken when Bharathy was stumped by Baba Indrajith off left-arm spinner Sanjay Yadav (1-28).

All-rounder Vivek Raj too chipped in with a useful 32 not out off 23 balls (2 sixes), putting on 29 runs off 17 runs for the unbeaten fifth wicket with S Swaminathan (3 not out).

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Fast bowler Athisayaraj Davidson stood tall in the Nellai bowling attack claiming two wickets for 23 runs to swell his tally in the tournament to 47 wickets.

Brief scores: Dindigul Dragons 147-5 in 20 overs (R Srinivasan 60, Mani Bharathy 30, R Vivek 32*; Athisayaraj Davidson 2-23, NS Harish 1-25, Sanjay Yadav 1-28) vs Nellai Royal Kings

Toss: Nellai Royal Kings, chose to field.

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Debutants: Jitendra Kumar (NRK).

Points: Nellai Royal Kings , Dindigul Dragons

Umpires: J R Madanagopal, G S Anantharamkrishnan

Third umpire:  M Madhu

Match Referee: Vijeylaxmi Narasimhan

Tomorrow’s match:

Siechem Madurai Panthers vs Chepauk Super Gillies at 7:30 pm.

Live on: Star Sports Tamil, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2HD, Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 pm.

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