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TNPL 2018: Chepauk Super Gillies vs Karaikudi Kaalai: Live Score, Commentary & Live Updates

Follow all the live updates as Chepauk Super Gillies take on Karaikudi Kaalai at Chennai.
Updated: 21 July 2018 23:15 IST - Published: 21 July 2018 15:24 IST
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And that's it from us here, join us again tomorrow for the second double-header of this year's TNPL, this time from Dindigul. Until then, it's goodbye.
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Karaikudi Kaalai beat Chepauk Super Gillies by 47 runs

For the third game in a row, Chepauk Super Gillies couldn't chase the target and that means that they registered their third successive loss in TNPL 2018. This time, it was because of a masterclass from the Kaalai captain and a poor effort with the ball that gave Shajahan the opportunity to help his side to an above-par score. Once they lost captain Gopinath, the chase was all but over and they have M Ashwin to thank for ensuring that the quantum of loss was under 50.
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FREE-HIT. But all the batsman could do is just take a single to long off. Anti-climax of the highest order. That means Super Gillies need just 49 to win off the last ball.
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Four balls in and still no boundary. They finally get a chance to get there as Yo Mahesh delivers a wild full toss and it is called a NO BALL.
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55 needed off the last over and it will be the acting captain Yo Mahesh to deliver it.
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13 runs came off the penultimate over of the innings delivered by Mohan Prasath. But Super Gillies still need 55 runs to win.

Super Gillies 139/6 after 19 overs
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SIX! Ashwin goes downtown and although this went up a mile in the air, it had just enough to clear the ropes and over a jumping long off fielder.
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Two overs to go, 68 needed for Super Gillies to avoid registering their third successive loss in TNPL 2018. Here's Mohan Prasath to complete his spell.
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A missed run-out, dropped catch and a full toss that should have been called a no ball but that wasn't. That was the story of the 18th over from Yo Mahesh that went for just four runs.

Super Gillies 126/6 after 18 overs
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DROPPED! Yo Mahesh comes back into the attack and almost gets a wicket off the second ball. But he can only get a hand on a strong drive down the ground from Ashwin.
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Ashwin is trying his best to improve Super Gillies' net run rate but even he hasn't been able to get a few over the ropes. Just five came off that over from Rajkumar.

Super Gillies 122/6 after 17 overs
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77 needed off the last four overs. Can Kaalai register a massive win?
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Just six came off that Mohan Prasath over and it looks like it is now down to how much the Kaalai are going to win by.

Super Gillies 117/6 after 16 overs
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The required rate has gone up over 16 and the writing seems to be on the wall for the Super Gillies.
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Despite conceding a six off the first ball, Lakshman concedes just 10 runs in that over and he picked up a crucial wicket as well.

Super Gillies 111/6 after 15 overs
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OUT! Harish Kumar goes for the big one but this one just had height and no real distance and the fielder at cover settles under it and takes it comfortably in the end. Harish Kumar c Rajhamany Srinivasan b V Lakshman 11(8) 

Super Gillies 108/6 after 14.3 overs
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SIX! M Ashwin gets one in the slot and he just calmly slots that over long on and Lakshman, whose first over went for 14, is already off to a bad start.
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Just five runs off his second over as well and Shajahan is slowly getting the job done for his side with the ball as well.

Super Gillies 101/5 after 14 overs
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100 up for Chepauk Super Gillies. They need 84 off 38 balls to pick up a win. Can they get there?
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The required rate goes up to 14 and with just the bowlers left, the games look to be beyond the Super Gillies.
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SIX! Harish just walkd down the track and lofts one over long on. Super Gillies will need a few more of those if they are to even get close to the target. Still just nine runs off that over

Super Gillies 96/5 after 13 overs
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M Ashwin comes in and he needs to produce a miracle for the defending champions to win their first game of TNPL 2018.
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OUT! Gopinath departs for 47 and is that the game for the Super Gillies? He wants to accelerate and goes for the slog sweep but only gets a feather on it to the keeper. Gopinath c R Kavin b Maan Bafna 47(38)

Super Gillies 87/5 after 12.2 overs
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Shajahan simply cannot do anything wrong today. Although he didn't pick up a wicket, his over went for just five runs and also included a run-out.

Super Gillies 87/4 after 12 overs
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RUN-OUT! Absolute chaos and lack of communication means that Karthik has to depart. That was short and wide and hit straight to the fielder at deep cover. There was never two there but Karthik was convinced there is. Gopinath doesn't return the favor and a good throw means that Karthik is out by a mile

Super Gillies 83/4 after 11.2 overs
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Shajahan did the job with the bat but can he do it with the ball as well?
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Nine runs came off that over but a beautifully flighted ball from Bafna almost got rid of S Karthik off the last ball. The run rate continues to climb.

Super Gillies 82/3 after 11 overs
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SIX! What a shot from S Karthik. First ball he faces and he calmly places that over wide long on. What a way to get off the mark. With the required rate creeping over 12, that was a much-needed maximum for the Super Gillies.
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A couple of run-out chances for the Kaalai in that over. Both times, a direct hit would have resulted in a wicket but they will be happy that they broke that third partnership. Just five runs came off that over.

Super Gillies 73/3 after 10 overs
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OUT! Sasidev has to depart and a crucial wicket there. That was full and wide and the southpaw picks out the sweeper at cover who takes a simple catch to break the partnership. Sasidev c Aditya b Rajkumar 23(19)

Super Gillies 73/3 after 10 overs
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The good news is that it looks as though Gopinath is fine. And quietly he is closing in on a fifty.
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This is not good news if you are a Super Gillies fan as captain Gopinath is asking for some medical attention. Not sure if that is a back or a hip issue but the Super Gillies will want that to be nothing more than some minor issue.
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From early trouble, the fifty partnership between Gopinath and Sasidev has rescued the hosts but they still have a long way to go if they are to come out on top in this game as the run rate creeps up above 11.

Super Gillies 68/2 after 9 overs
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The runs have slowly started to flow for the Super Gillies and the duo of Gopinath and Sasidev have steadied the ship and got them back on track.

Super Gillies 59/2 after 8 overs
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Six runs came off that over from Bafna and that is a tight over that stems the flow of runs for the Super Gillies.

Super Gillies 51/2 after 7 overs
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Bafna comes in to bowl the first over after the powerplay. And he has got some uncertain bounce from the pitch.
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After a poor start, Super Gillies finally have some momentum. Three boundaries came off the final over of the powerplay that went for 15 runs.

Super Gillies 45/2 after 6 overs
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FREE-HIT coming up and this is already a massive over for the Super Gillies. That was a wide and that the FREE-HIT remains. Already 10 runs off three balls in this over.
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Back-to-back boundaries from Sasidev who plays two cracking cut shots and that immediately brings the crowd to its feet. And that is followed by a NO BALL from Lakshman.
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Back-to-back boundaries from Gopinath in that over and the Super Gillies finally gain some momentum. 12 came off that over but their run rate is still only 6, well below the required rate.

Super Gillies 30/2 after 5 overs
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FOUR! Gopinath says enough is enough and just launches one over mid-on. So far, he has three boundaries and it looked as though all three were going to be sixes but the third umpire says this one hit the ropes on the half volley and it is just a four.

Super Gillies 24/2 after 4.4 overs
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Another tight over from Mohan Prasath and this one produced a wicket and Kaalai are dominating the proceedings so far but the two best Super Gillies batsmen are now at the crease.

Super Gillies 18/2 after 4 overs
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U Sasidev walks in at No.4 under trying circumstances.
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OUT! The experiment has failed. Sunny Singh goes for a 10-ball 2. He tries to go for a big shot again and misses a ball that was darted into the off stump. Sunny Kumar b Mohan Prasath 2(10)

Super Gillies 18/2 after 3.5 overs
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SIX! That is the difference between a front-line batsman and a pinch hitter. That was short and on the pads. While Sunny Singh played out a maiden off the previous over to similar balls, Gopinath just pulls that behind deep square leg for his second six of the innings.
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Yo Mahesh has done his job early so far. He has swung the new ball, made the batsmen think twice about hitting him and kept the runs down. He almost picked up a second wicket in his second over as well.

Super Gillies 10/1 after 3 overs
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DROPPED! Maan Bafna misjudges that and that should have been Sunny Singh back in the pavilion for a 7-ball duck. Instead they sneak a single and he is off the mark.

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SIX! Just a little short and Gopinath starts with a six over fine leg. He was always looking for the pull and this time he got all of it and gets Super Gillies' first runs off the bat and what a way to do that.
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WIDE! 14 dot balls and so far the only 2 runs Super Gillies have scored have been off two wides.
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Not the start that the defending champions would have wanted. And it isn't getting any better as Yo Mahesh continues.