Murali Vijay rocked with his batting in Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 after his 101-run quick knock off 57 balls took Ruby Trichy Warriors for a victory against Tuti Patriots. The 24th match of TNPL 2019 at NPR College Ground in Dindugal saw Ruby Trichy Warriors smashing 177 for 4 while batting first. Later Trichy bowlers restricted TUTI Patriots to 160-7 in 20 overs. As a result, Ruby Trichy Warriors won the match by 17 runs. Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 Schedule: TNPL Full Time Table with Fixtures, Dates, Match Timings and Venue Details.
But the star of the match was Vijay, whose spectacular ton consisted of 11 fours and 4 sixes. Vijay also made a 141-run partnership with Adithya Ganesh, as the latter hit quickfire of 56 from 45 balls. Vijay has also represented India in international encounters and he a popular cricketer from Tamil Nadu. Vijay has played 61 Tests and 17 ODIs for India, hitting 3982 and 339 runs respectively. He also has a great record while playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL tournament. TNPL 2019: R Ashwin Stuns Batsman and Fans With Unusual Wrong-Foot Bowling Action During Tamil Nadu Premier League (Watch Video).
After putting a 178-run target for TUTI Patriots, Trichy bowlers showed great teamwork to crush Patriots’ batsmen. DT Chandrasekar and M Poiyamozhi bagged two wickets each while Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Saravan Kumar and Ravisrinivasan accounted for 1 wicket each.
While chasing, Patriots started well with openers V Subramania Siva (25) and Akshay Srinivasan (63) piling up runs at good run rate. However, the middle and the lower middle-order batsman totally failed to follow up their start. No other batsman was able to cross even 15 runs and, in the end, Patriots needed 22 runs off the final over. Patriots had already lost 6 wickets till that time, and it was mostly expected at that moment that they will remain sort of the victory in the end.