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TNPL 2018 Playoffs: Dindigul Dragons vs Siechem Madurai Panthers Live score, Commentary & Live Updates

Dindigul Dragons beat Madurai Panthers by 75 runs to reach the final of TNPL 2018.
Updated: 09 August 2018 18:54 IST - Published: 09 August 2018 14:26 IST
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Dindigul Dragons beat Madurai Panthers by 75 runs to reach the final of TNPL 2018.
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One over to go, Madurai have one wicket in hand and Madurai need 81 to win.

Madurai 123/9 after 19 overs
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RUN-OUT! Silambarasan hits the stumps at the bowler's end and that is the end of Rahil Shah. What a hit from the left-arm spinner.

Madurai 122/9 after 18.4 overs
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Madurai need 81 to win off the last two overs. They have two wickets in hand. Can they play out their 20 overs or will they get bowled out?

Madurai 122/8 after 18 overs
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OUT! Abhishek Tanwar finally departs as he gets a feather on it to the keeper.

Madurai 121/8 after 17.3 overs
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An expensive over but still nowhere near enough. Madurai need 88 off the last three overs.

Madurai 116/7 after 17 overs
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Varun Todari quickly slips in a tight over, but the deficit is less than a 100 runs now. Only three runs from that over.

Madurai 105/7 after 16 overs
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Just as I say that Abhishek Tanwar hits a couple of sixes to keep things interesting. Madurai need much more than a couple of hits if they are to get over the line in this one.

Madurai 101/7 after 15 overs
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Just three off Varun Totadri's first over and Madurai look like they are happy to just complete their quota of overs.

Madurai 86/7 after 14 overs
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The last rites being performed here as Abhinav completes a successful over with figures of 2/11 from his three overs.

Madurai 82/7 after 13 overs
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OUT! Nilesh Subramanian goes for a big shot but he ends up getting an edge to first slip, who takes a simple catch. Nilesh Subramanian c Hari Nishaanth b M Abhinav 3(8)

Madurai 81/7 after 12.1 overs
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Trilok Nag completes another fantastic over as he has figures of 2/17 from his 3 overs.

Madurai 81/6 after 12 overs
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Just two runs and a wicket from M Abhinav's over. The game is slipping away from Madurai.

Madurai 77/6 after 11 overs
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OUT! Another excellent catch from R Vivek and that must be that for Madurai. But what a catch. WOW! He was running to his right near the ropes, did a bit of juggling and eventually held onto the ball with his left hand. J Kousik c R Vivek b Mohan Abhinav 7(6)

Madurai 75/6 after 10.2 overs
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Two wickets in two overs for Trilok Nag, who is generating plenty of pace and bounce from this track.

Madurai 75/5 after 10 overs
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OUT! Karthikeyan goes for a big pull shot but gets nothing on it and the mid-wicket fielder takes a simple catch. Is that the end of the chase for Madurai or will Nilesh have anything to say about that? R Karthikeyan c Varun Totadri b Trilok Nag 19(16)

Madurai 73/5 after 9.2 overs
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After playing out three successive dot balls, Karthikeyan picks up back-to-back boundaries but that is still not enough to keep up with the required run rate.

Madurai 72/4 after 9 overs
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Trilok Nag gets off to a successful start but concedes 11 off his first over.

Madurai 64/4 after 8 overs
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OUT! Shijit goes for the big one but ends up with a top edge and Jagadeesan completes the catch. Trilok Nag gets a wicket off his first ball. Shijit Chandran c N Jagadeesan b Trilok Nag 18(14)

Madurai 53/4 after 7.1 overs
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Just six off the seventh over and Madurai really need to get a move on if they are come out on top in this encounter.

Madurai 53/3 after 7 overs
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Another excellent over from Mohammed, who concedes just four of this one and ends the power play with figures of 3/16 in 3 overs. That also brings to an end an eventful power play.

Madurai 47/3 after 6 overs

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13 runs off the penultimate over of the power play, including a couple of boundaries from Shijit Chandran.

Madurai 43/3 after 5 overs
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The hat-trick is averted but just two came off this over, along with two wickets. M Mohammed has changed the complexion of this game in the first spell itself.

Madurai 30/3 after 4 overs
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HAT-TRICK BALL coming up for Mohammed.
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OUT! two in two for Mohammed and Abhinav completes another catch. Thala tries to flick that but finds the only fielder in the deep on the leg side. Thalaivan Sargunam c Abhinav b Mohammed 8(9)

Madurai 30/3 after 3.5 overs
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OUT! M Abhinav takes a stunner at deep square leg to get rid of the Madurai captain. That was always going away from the fielder, who ran to his right before taking a excellent diving catch. Rohit c Abhinav b Mohammed 10(10)

Madurai 30/2 after 3.4 overs
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Rohit finally manages to break the shackles after scoring just 1 off the first five balls with back-to-back boundaries through cover.

Madurai 28/1 after 3 overs
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10 runs off the second over but that brought a wicket as well. The big wicket of the in-form KB. How crucial will that be?

Madurai 17/1 after 2 overs
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OUT! KB goes for another one but ends up giving a simple catch to the fielder at mid-off who hits the stumps and wants the run-out of Rohit as well. But just one wicket for Dindigul but that is the big wicket of KB. Arun Karthik c R Vivek b M Mohammed 11(4)

Madurai 11/1 after 1.2 overs
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Arun Karthik gets his side off to the perfect start with a six off the first ball and then rotates the strike but Rohit plays out four dot balls to finish the over.

Madurai 7/0 after 1 over
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And we are back underway for the chase with Madurai openers KB Arun Karthik and captain Rohit D
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Can Madurai chase down the total and in doing so create history at Dindigul? Join us in 15 minutes to find out.
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Dindigul Dragons were put into bat and took that as a challenge to put on a massive total for Madurai. On the back of fifties from Hari Nishaanth and R Vivek, Dindigul posted the highest TNPL total at the NPR College Ground and the highest of this year's TNPL as well. 203/6 was what they ended with thanks to a late cameo from Rohit, who pushed them past 200.
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Three successive boundaries to end the innings from Rohit and just like that Dindigul post 203/6, which is the highest total in this year's TNPL.
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OUT! Excellent yorker from Sinivas who finishes with a wicket to get rid of Chaturved. Excellent over from Sinivas, who has been rewarded for his excellent variations. Chaturved NS b Jaganath Sinivas 0(1)

Dindigul 189/6 after 19 overs
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OUT! Anirudh Sita Ram's luck finally runs out as he finds R Karthikeyan at long off. Good catch this time as the fielder comes running in and completes the catch comfortably.  Anirudh Sita Ram c R Karthikeyan b Jaganath Sinivas 22(15)

Dindigul 189/5 after 18.5 
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DROPPED! Anirudh Sita Ram goes big again but doesn't get enough length on it. Shijit Chandran runs in from long on but drops it.
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OUT! M Mohammed tries to go big but J Kousik moves swiftly to his left from deep mid-wicket and completes the catch. He made that look very easy. M Mohammed c J Kousik b Jaganath Sinivas 7(8)

Dindigul 181/4 after 18.2 overs
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While Dindigul are going at a run rate of 10, CV Varun finishes his spell with figures of 0/15 in his four overs, going at under 4 rpo.

Dindigul 180/3 after 18 overs
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Dindigul are closing in on 200 as the runs are coming thick and fast irrespective of who is batting.

Dindigul 178/2 after 17 overs
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Abhishek Tanwar's loooooong over comes to an end. It went for 11 runs but they came off 10 balls after four wides were bowled.

Dindigul 164/3 after 16 overs
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OUT! Vivek goes for another but ends up miscuing that and it results in a simple catch for Madurai captain Rohit at short third man. R Vivek c Rohit b Abhishek Tanwar 54 (25)

Dindigul 162/3 after 15.4 overs
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FIFTY! Vivek gets there in style. A full toss outside off and Vivek clobbers that over a hapless long off fielder who just watches the ball sail over him.

Dindigul 162/2 after 15.3 overs
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The sun has gone away for a while and makes a return now but Dindigul haven't dropped their scoring rate at all. Vivek is closing in on a fifty.

Dindigul 153/2 after 15 overs
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Madurai's most economical bowler has been hit for nine in his penultimate over. The final ball gets a kick off the surface and Dindigul won't mind that at all.

Dindigul 140/2 after 14 overs
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SIX! Vivek welcomes CV Varun back into the attack with a massive hit straight over the bowler's head. What a shot! And the sixes keep on coming for Dindigul.
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A six from Vivek over long on makes this an expensive over. J Kousik got rid of the Dindigul skipper and almost got Vivek as well but Karthikeyan couldn't hold on to a tough catch near the ropes.

Dindigul 131/2 after 13 overs
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OUT! Excellent yorker and Jagadeesan's middle stump goes for a walk. J Kousik strikes in his first over. That was a much-needed breakthrough for Madurai. N Jagadeesan b J Kousik 43(34)

Dindigul 123/2 after 12.3 overs
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13 off Karthikeyan's third over and Dindigul are cruising towards the highest total in this year's TNPL with a run rate of over 10.

Dindigul 121/1 after 12 overs
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Rahil Shah is doing everything he possibly can, from delivering a yorker and diving to his left to save a single to ensure that he doesn't leak runs and yet he concedes eight.

Dindigul 108/1 after 11 overs