The Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 has reached its climax and four teams are set to face each other in the playoffs. After a struggle for dominance amongst eight teams, Dindigul Dragons, Chepauk Super Gillies, Madurai Panthers and VB Kanchi Veerans have been able to make their way for playoffs. Dindigul Dragons and Chepauk Super Gillies topped the points table and hence they will face each other in the first qualifier. These teams will also get two chances to make way for finals. Madurai Panthers and VB Kanchi Veerans will be facing each other in Eliminator match. TNPL 2019: Murali Vijay Slams Fiery Ton During Ruby Trichy Warriors vs TUTI Patriots Tamil Nadu Premier League Match.
The tournament saw some exciting clashes among all the teams. Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin came to limelight due to some unique bowling actions during the tournament. Also, Murali Vijay’s recent 101-run knock off 57 balls became a talking point of the tournament. The tournament saw a total of 28 matches before the playoffs. As the final rounds of the TNPL 2019 are set to be played, here we take a round-up of the TNPL 2019 tournament. TNPL 2019: R Ashwin Stuns Batsman and Fans With Unusual Wrong-Foot Bowling Action During Tamil Nadu Premier League (Watch Video).
Match 1- Dindigul Dragons vs Chepauk Super Gillies
Dindigul Dragons won by 10 runs. M Silambarasan was awarded player of the match for his 4 wickets.
Match 2: Karaikudi Kaalai vs Ruby Trichy Warriors
The match was tied after both the teams scored 171/5 each after 20 overs. In the super over, Karaikudi Kaalai won the match.
Match 3: TUTI Patriots vs Madurai Panthers
Madurai Panthers won by 9 wickets after reaching the target of 125 runs in 12.1 overs.
Match 4: Lyca Kovai Kings vs VB Kanchi Veerans
Lyca Kovai Kings won by 8 wickets after reaching 151 runs target in 15.2 overs.
Match 5: Dindigul Dragons vs Madurai Panthers
Dindigul Dragons won by 30 runs after scoring 182/6 batting first. N Jagadeesan was awarded player of the match for his unbeaten 87-run knock.
Match 6: Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Chepauk Super Gillies
Chepauk Super Gillies won by 41 runs after scoring 148/6 batting first. R Alexander was player of the match for bagging five wickets.
Match 7: Karaikudi Kaalai vs VB Kanchi Veerans
VB Kanchi Veerans won by massive 110 runs after scoring 177/4 batting first and bowling out Karaikudi Kaalai at 67/10.
Match 8: TUTI Patriots vs Lyca Kovai Kings
TUTI Patriots won by 6 runs.
Match 9: Chepauk Super Gillies vs Karaikudi Kaalai
Chepauk Super Gillies won by 54 runs after scoring 175/8 batting first.
Match 10: Dindigul Dragons vs TUTI Patriots
Dindigul Dragons won by 40 runs after scoring 173/7 batting first.
Match 11: Lyca Kovai Kings vs Ruby Trichy Warriors
Lyca Kovai Kings won by 26 runs after scoring 161/6 in first innings.
Match 12: Madurai Panthers vs VB Kanchi Veerans
VB Kanchi Veerans won by 7 wickets after successfully chasing the target of 139 runs.
Match 13: Chepauk Super Gillies vs Lyca Kovai Kings
Chepauk Super Gillies won by 9 wickets after chasing down 116.
Match 14: Dindigul Dragons vs Karaikudi Kaalai
Dindigul Dragons won by 10 wickets after chasing 159 in 17 overs.
Match 15: TUTI Patriots vs VB Kanchi Veerans
VB Kanchi Veerans won by 58 runs after scoring massive 193/3 batting first.
Match 16: Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Madurai Panthers
This match also tied after both the teams scored exact 142/6. Madurai Panthers won the super over.
Match 17: Karaikudi Kaalai vs TUTI Patriots
TUTI Patriots won by 57 runs after scoring 175.4 batting first.
Match 18: Lyca Kovai Kings vs Madurai Panthers
Madurai Panthers won by 23 runs with their mammoth 195/5 score in first innings.
Match 19: Chepauk Super Gillies vs VB Kanchi Veerans
Chepauk Super Gillies won by 61 runs after hitting 191/3 batting first.
Match 20: Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors
Dindigul Dragons won by 5 wickets after chasing down 179 run target in last over.
Match 21: Chepauk Super Gillies vs Madurai Panthers
Madurai Panthers won by 33 runs after hitting 172/7 in first innings.
Match 22: Karaikudi Kaalai vs Lyca Kovai Kings
Lyca Kovai Kings won by 15 runs.
Match 23: Dindigul Dragons vs VB Kanchi Veerans
Dindigul Dragons won by 7 wickets after chasing 134-run target.
Match 24: TUTI Patriots vs Ruby Trichy Warriors
Ruby Trichy Warriors won by 17 runs after hitting 177/4 in 20 overs. Murali Vijay was player of the match for 101-run knock.
Match 25: Dindigul Dragons vs Lyca Kovai Kings
Lyca Kovai Kings won by 35 runs in a low scoring match.
Match 26: Karaikudi Kaalai vs Madurai Panthers
Madurai Panthers won by 2 wickets while chasing a low target of 97 runs.
Match 27: TUTI Patriots vs Chepauk Super Gillies
Chepauk Super Gillies won by 32 runs.
Match 28: VB Kanchi Veerans vs Ruby Trichy Warriors
VB Kanchi Veerans won by 7 wickets after chasing down 121 runs.
The top team in points table Dindigul Dragons managed 12 points and the second positioned team Chepauk Super Gillies reached 10 points in the end. Madurai Panthers also have 10 points in the third spot. VB Kanchi Veerans are on the 4th spot with 8 points and Lyca Kovai Kings, who lost out the playoffs spot due to net run rate, also have 8 points in the points table. This clearly shows that TNPL 2019 was a very close tie.
The popularity of the league is increasing with every edition. Madurai Panthers are the defending champions and it will be interesting to see it they bag the victory again. Dindigul Dragons, who topped the points table, are the runners-up of TNPL 2018.