TNPL 2021: Hariharan leads Dragons to five-wicket win over Warriors

Hariharan's 26-ball 41 was crucial in Dragons' beating the Warriors by five wickets on Tuesday.

Dragons' Mokit Hariharan in action against the Warriors on Tuesday.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

An unbeaten 26-ball 41 from Mokit Hariharan helped Dindigul Dragons beat Trichy Warriors by five wickets in a Tamil Nadu Premier League match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.

Captain C. Hari Nishaanth made 38 runs in 29 balls, putting on a 67-run opening wicket stand with S Arun, to lay the foundation for the Dragons’ win.

M. Poiyamozhi and Rahil Shah claimed two wickets apiece for Trichy Warriors. Earlier, Nidhish Rajagopal’s 45 helped the Warriors reach 145 for 5 in its allotted 20 overs. He was supported by Muhammad Khan, who made 26.

Gurjapneet Singh took 2 for 24 for the Dragons with the ball.

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Warriors captain Rahil Shah later admitted his side failed to capitalise on the crucial moments in the game. “Probably the start to our innings was a bit slow. We took a little longer than normal and played too many dot balls (49 in all). That cost us and I thought we were 10-12 runs short of our par score. Plus in fielding we had a few misfields and 10-12 runs were lost there,” he said.

Brief scores

Ruby Trichy Warriors145 for 5 in 20 overs (Rajagopal 45) lost to Dindigul Dragons 149 for 5 in 19.2 overs (Hariharan 41 n.o., Hari Nishaanth 38) by five wickets.

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