Madurai Panthers win TNPL 2018, beat Dindigul Dragons by 7 wickets: Highlights

Madurai Panthers did not win a single match in the TNPL before this year's tournament, they have now won the title.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 12, 2018 10:52:16 pm
Madurai Panthers did not win a single match in the TNPL before this year’s tournament, they have now won the title. (Source: Twitter)

This is it then, the final of the Tamil Nadu Premier League. Madurai Panthers take on the Dindigul Dragons at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It is the first final without either Tuti Patriots or the Chepauk Super Gillies involved. Arun Karthick has been the man of the season so far for Madurai Panthers and his latest fifty, his fifth of the season, helped them beat Kovai Kings by 7 wickets to make it to the final. The Dragons had beaten the Panthers earlier in the first qualifier. They will hope that they can repeat that result. Catch live score and updates of the TNPL final here.

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Madurai Panthers beat Dindigul Dragons by 7 wickets, win TNPL 2018: Highlights

22:45 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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THAT'S THAT! Madurai Panthers have won TNPL 2018. They beat Dindigul Dragons by 7 wickets. They had not won a single match in the two seasons before this and have now won the title itself. What a remarkable turnaround. 

22:06 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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Madurai 58/3 after 9 overs. That first over was a false dawn for Dindigul. Since then Arun Karthick and Shijit Chandran have managed to hold it together and they are now in a very strong position. 

21:27 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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THREE WICKETS IN THE FIRST OVER! Well what do you know! Silambarasan has taken Sargunam, Raheja and Rohit in the very first over of the innings. Madurai are 2/3 in 1st over. 

21:07 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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That's that! Dindigul all out for 117, Madurai need 118 to win TNPL 2018. A rather pathetic batting efford from Dindigul. They were blown away in the first five overs and if it wasn't for the skipper, there was no way they would have crossed into three figures. 

20:57 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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GONE! M Silambarasan b Chakravathi. Through the gates and the penultimate wicket falls. Second wicket of the night for Chakravarthi. 

20:50 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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50 for Jagadeesan. The skipper has almost single handedly got Dindigul to a respectable total. He brought so with a rather hard-fought double, had to dive to make his ground. 

20:41 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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RUN OUT! Rohit has been run out and that is the end of the stand. They tried to go for a second and that led to the wicket. Dindigul are 85/7

20:30 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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Jagadeesan hit a six off the first ball of the 14th over but there were no other boundaries that followed. He and Rohit have managed to give some stability to the innings and they really need to switch gears now. Score is 79/6. 

20:21 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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A partnership! Rohit and Jadageesan have managed to put a stand together and Dindigul are 68/6 after 12 overs. 

19:56 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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Two drops on the bounce! Well just to balance out the fantastic start, Madurai drop two catches on the bounce. They were not exactly sitters but then, in a final like this, every drop counts. 

19:50 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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GONE! Mohan Abhinav c Arun Karthik b Abhishek Tanwar, Another nick, another wicket. This utterly brilliant from Madurai. They are keeping the length outside off stump and Dindigul are simply being suckered in. 

19:40 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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Varun Totadri c Arun Karthik b Lokesh Raj, another over, another wicket. There has been a wicket in every over so far. Short ball outside off and the batsman flashes at it, nicks it to the keeper who takes a brilliant catch once again. 

19:33 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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GONE! Chaturved c Rahil b Abhishek Tanwar, another one! A disastrous start this for the Dragons. Into just the third over and they have already lost three wickets. Dragons 19/3

19:28 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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OUT! Balchander Anirudh c Arun Karthik b Lokesh Raj While Dean Jones is chatting away to glory with N Srinivasan who is talking about bringing foreign players into the tournament, a brilliant catch by Arun Karthik takes care of Anirudh. Dindigul Dragons 14/2.

19:23 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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WICKET!  Hari Nishanth b Abhishek Tanwar: Early strike! Just what the Dragons were looking for. Good length delivery from round the wicket that the batsman tries to loft over the on side, ends up missing it completely. Dragons 9/1 in the 1st over.

19:05 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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TEAMS:

Dindigul Dragons: Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan(w/c), R Vivek, Balchander Anirudh, M Mohammed, NS Chaturvedi, Ramalingam Rohit, Mohan Abhinav, M Silambarasan, Trilok Nag, Varun Totadri

Madurai Panthers: Arun Karthik(w), Tushar Raheja, Thalaivan Sargunam, D Rohit(c), Shijit Chandran, R Karthikeyan, Jagatheesan Kousik, Lokesh Raj, Varun Chakravathi, Abhishek Tanwar, Rahil Shah

19:00 (IST) 12 Aug 2018
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Madurai Panthers win the toss, elect to bowl first:They ended the first two seasons without a single win and are now just one more victory away from winning the tournament itself. Arun Karthick gave up captaincy last year and he has set the tournament on fire after that, scoring 397 runs in 9 innings averaging 66.17. But Madurai have lost both the matches they have played against Dindigul this year. 

TNPL Final Live score Live streaming Dindigul Dragons vs Madurai Panthers: On the back of KB Arun Karthick’s fifth fifty of the season, Madurai Panthers beat Kovai Kings by 7 wickets and 10 balls to spare to make the final. (Source: Twitter)

TNPL Final Live score Live streaming Dindigul Dragons vs Madurai Panthers: Madurai Panthers will take on Dindigul Dragons in the final of the third edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. On the back of KB Arun Karthick’s fifth fifty of the season, Madurai Panthers beat Kovai Kings by 7 wickets and 10 balls to spare to make the final. Earlier, Dindigul Dragons had beaten Madurai Panthers in the first qualifier of the post league stage phase. The qualifier was pushed by two days after the demise of M Karunanidhi and eventually when it did take place, Dindigul Dragons swept aside their fellow finalists Madurai Panthers by 75 runs. Dindigul Dragons and Madurai Panthers had finished first and second in the points table.