Chepauk defeats Warriors in rain-affected match

Chepauk didn’t start the chase very well and lost two early wickets. However, J. G. Subash and S. V. Sarvanan put up a 59 run partnership in just 33 balls. Whereas, Sarvanan stayed till the end and completed his well deserved half century.

Saravana in action against Kanchi Warriors during his innings of 50 of just 34 balls.   -  V. Ganesan

Chepauk Super Gillies defeated the Ruby Kanchi Warriors by seven wickets in a rain curtailed match at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday. The match was delayed due to rain and reduced to 13 overs a side.

Ruby Kanchi Warriors elected to bat first. It started with an aggressive intent but Sai Kishore’s double wicket maiden completely halted its start.

Warriors reached its 50 after seven overs but kept on losing wickets consistently. A late cameo by Shah Rukh Khan, which included three sixes of which one was a helicopter shot helped the team reach 97 at the end of its innings. DT Kumaran was the pick of the bowlers; he picked four wickets, giving 24 runs in his three overs. He was well supported by Sai Kishore who picked up two wickets and gave away only 10 runs in his three overs.

Chepauk didn’t start the chase very well and lost two early wickets. However, J. G. Subash and S. V. Sarvanan put up a 59-run partnership in just 33 balls. Subash got lucky as well when Warriors keeper Nilesh Subramaniam messed up an easy stumping chance. The partnership was finally broken by Jesuraj who cleaned up Subash. But it was too late as Gillies was almost home by then.

Sarvanan stayed till the end and completed his well deserved half-century. Warriors bowlers were expensive and Brett Lee, who is mentoring the team, will have work to do with his bowling line-up. Only Jesuraj looked threatening as he took two wickets, but none of the other bowlers were impressive. R. Suthesh was targeted by the batsmen and gave away 33 runs in his three overs.

Warriors will next face Thiruvallur Veerans while Chepauk will take on Lyca Kovai Kings in its next game.