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TNPL 2018: iDream Karaikudi Kaalai vs Siechem Madurai Panthers Live Score, Commentary & Live Updates

Follow all the live updates from the top of the table clash between Karaikudi and Madurai.
Updated: 02 August 2018 23:14 IST - Published: 02 August 2018 15:33 IST
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MADURAI 162/6 def. KK 158

Arun Karthik has been named the Man of the Match for his 85 run knock
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And Arun Karthik finished off the game in style, just how he had begun it..with a four! What a knock by the man, who ends up unbeaten on 85. Madurai win by 4 wickets.
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That is surely the match for Madurai, with 15 runs coming off that! No questions on who the MOM will be.

Madurai 154-6 after 18 overs
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Tight over from Kishan Kumar, who finishes his spell with figures of 1/27. Madurai need 20 to win off the last three overs.

Madurai Panthers 139/6 after 17 overs
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OUT! J Kousik goes for another six but he ends up fielding the fielder at long on and Madurai are needlessly making things difficult for themselves. J Kousik c Rajkumar b S Kishan Kumar 9(8)

Madurai Panthers 135/6 after 16.2 overs
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Another good over for Madurai as they continue to pick up boundaries at crucial intervals. Although there was a slight scare in this one as KB Arun Karthik was almost run-out but no harm, no foul.

Madurai Panthers 134/5 after 16 overs
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Yo Mahesh came back into the attack and picked up a wicket but KB Arun Karthik continues to flay the bowling and take the game away from Karaikudi.

Madurai Panthers 126/5 after 15 overs
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OUT! Shijit tries to guide one down to third man but he ends up picking out the keeper. The fifth wicket stand is finally broken. Shijit Chandran c R Kavin b Yo Mahesh 38(25)

Madurai Panthers 119/5 after 14.2 overs
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Putting the bad balls away and picking off singles off the good ones. That seems to be the mantra of the fifth wicket partnership for Madurai.

Madurai Panthers 117/4 after 14 overs
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Excellent over for Madurai Panthers. 10 runs came off it and despite all the change in bowling, Karaikudi still can't break this partnership that has now crossed 50.

Madurai Panthers 108/4 after 13 overs
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SIX! Shijit smokes one over deep point to bring up the 100 for Madurai in the 13th over. The fielder was interested right till the end but the ball just kept sailing over him.

Madurai Panthers 105/4 after 12.1 overs
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KB is looking in great touch. After two excellent overs, Kishan goes for 15 in his third courtesy of a six apiece from Shijit and KB Arun Karthik.

Madurai Panthers 98/4 after 12 overs
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FIFTY for KB Arun Karthik! He continues to be the backbone of this Madurai batting line-up. His fourth fifty of the tournament comes in 34 balls.
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Good over for Madurai. Nine runs came off it and KB Arun Karthik is closing on another TNPL fifty.

Madurai Panthers 83/4 after 11 overs
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Another excellent over from Kishan, who concedes just two runs from his second over. At the halfway stage, the required rate is 8.5

Madurai Panthers 74/4 after 10 overs
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Back-to-back fours from Shijit to end that over from Maan Bafna. The first was the result of a misfield after a sweep but the second was a sweetly timed lofted extra cover drive.

Madurai Panthers 72/4 after 9 overs
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Kishan Kumar gets off to a tidy start. Just five runs off the over and both Shijit and Arun Karthik are happy to take singles and consolidate for now.

Madurai Panthers 61/4 after 8 overs
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OUT! Another one bites the dust. Karthikeyan tries to scoop it over short fine leg but only picks out Shajahan. That was an unnecessary shot when Arun Karthik was going great guns at the other end. Karthikeyan c Shajahan b Rajkumar 8(7)

Madurai Panthers 56/4 after 7 overs
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Arun Karthik has dominated the power play and ends it with 34 off 17 balls. Thanks to a six off the final ball of the power play, Madurai also reach the 50 mark.

Madurai Panthers 50/3 after 6 overs
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The spinners have brought Kaalai right back into the game. Maan Bafna follows up an excellent over from Mohan Prasath with another one that produced a wicket.

Madurai Panthers 38/3 after 5 overs
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OUT! Kishan Kumar takes a stunner at point to get rid of Thala. Excellent catch diving to his left. That was travelling at speed and Madurai are in deep trouble now. Thalaivan Sargunam c Kishan Kumar b Maan Bafna 7(7)

Madurai Panthers 36/3 after 4.4 overs
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SIX! Slightly short and Thala pounces on it like a student who has an excuse to not attend class.
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Excellent start from Mohan Prasath. Just two runs and a wicket off his first over and Madurai have some rebuilding to do now. Thankfully for them, they have two seasoned campaigners to help them do that.

Madurai Panthers 29/2 after 4 overs
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OUT! Nilesh gets a feather on it to the keeper and Mohan Prasath picks up a wicket off the first ball. He makes up for dropping the southpaw by getting his wicket first ball. Nilesh Subramanian c R Kavin b Mohan Prasath 2(7)

Madurai Panthers 27/2 after 3.1 overs
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Eventful over from Yo Mahesh. It includes a dropped catch and nine runs as well. Nilesh isn't having a great day so far.

Madurai Panthers 27/1 after 3 overs
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DROPPED! Nilesh top-edges a pull shot that ends up going to third man but Mohan Prasath takes a few steps forward and puts it down. Nilesh is off the mark thanks to that.

Madurai Panthers 25/1 after 2.3 overs
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The first run for Madurai that doesn't come off Arun Karthik's bat is a wide from Yo Mahesh. 
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Madurai's leading run-getter is doing what he does best, getting his side off to a good start. And after two overs, he has scored all of his side's runs so far.

Madurai Panthers 18/1 after 2 overs
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A good comeback by Yo Mahesh after a poor first three  deliveries. Arun Karthik is looking in fine touch however.

Madurai Panthers 7/1 after 1 over
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And D Rohit is gone first ball! After a good start by Arun Karthik, D Rohit has to walk back to the pavilion.
D Rohit c R Kavin b Yo Mahesh 0(1)
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Can Madurai chase this down and book their playoff berth? Join us again in 15 minutes to find out.
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It was an odd innings from Karaikudi Kaalai. They got off to a good start but lost a wicket in the final over of the powerplay. Although Anirudha Srikkant almost scored another fifty, he never really looked in control on a wicket. Although quite a few batsmen got starts, Karaikudi lost wickets at regular intervals and that meant that they couldn't really capitalize towards the end. The final over saw three wickets fall as Karaikudi were eventually bowled out for 158.
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OUT! Karaikudiare bowled out for 157 and after two wides, Abhishek Tanwar picks up a wicket to end the innings. Mohan Prasath is the last one dismissed.

Karaikudi Kaalai 158 all out after 20 overs
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RUN-OUT! Second successive wide from the bowler. The last one didn't look like one but this one did and although the keeper hits the stumps and picks up a run-out, he will have to bowl the final ball again.

Karaikudi Kaalai 158/9 after 19.5 overs
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OUT! R Srinivasan goes big but only picks out Karthikeyan at deep mid-wicket as Karaikudi lose another wicket. Can they bat out their quota of overs? R Srinivasan c Karthikeyan b Abhishek Tanwar 23(20)

Karaikudi Kaalai 148/8 after 19.1 overs
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Excellent over from CV Varun as he finishes his spell with figures of 2/16. Just three came off that over, including a wicket.

Karaikudi Kaalai 148/7 after 19 overs
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OUT! No problem Varun says as he clatters into Yo Mahesh's off stump. He wanted to go big but loses his shape and lost his stump as well. Yo Mahes b CV Varun 3(3)

Karaikudi Kaalai 148/7 after 18.4 overs
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Missed stumping! Nilesh hasn't had a great day behind the stumps and in his disgust in missing a stumping, he doesn't see where the ball is and they sneak through for a single.

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Another 10-run over, this time from Abhishek Tanwar but again it includes another wicket.

Karaikudi Kaalai 145/6 after 18 overs
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RUN-OUT! Excellent throw from deep mid-wicket and R Kavin's dive goes in vain as he has to depart. It didn't look like there was two there and despite the dive, Kavin departs thanks to a good throw and the keeper whipping off the bails in style. R Kavin run-out (Karthikeyan) 6(3)

Karaikudi Kaalai 141/6 after 17.3 overs
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Expensive end to Kiran Akash's spell but he picked up a wicket and at this stage, that was crucial.

Karaikudi Kaalai 135/5 after 17 overs
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OUT! J Kousik takes a stunner running in from deep mid-wicket. And Rajkumar has to go. He didn't time his pull perfectly but Kousik ran at full  speed to his right and took an excellent diving catch to get a much-needed breakthrough for Madurai. Rajkumar c J Kousik b Kiran Akash 20(9)

Karaikudi Kaalai 132/5 after 16.3 overs
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Karaikudi are following the golden rule of cricket. If the opposition is giving you runs, take it. With no fielder in front of square inside the ring on the leg side, they pick up five singles off Rahil Shah's final over which finished with a four down the ground.

Karaikudi Kaalai 125/4 after 16 overs
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Despite losing a wicket that was a good over for Kaalai, who plundered 13 runs off J Kousik's final over. He finishes with figures of 2/36.

Karaikudi Kaalai 116/4 after 15 overs
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10 in two balls! Rajkumar has given the innings some much-needed momentum. After somehow squirting a scoop over short fine leg, he beats the same fielder again but this time along the ground.

Karaikudi Kaalai 115/4 after 14.5 overs
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OUT! Srikkanth has to go. A leading edge and CV Varun backpedals from backward point and gets rid of the Kaalai captain. Anirudha Srikkanth c Chakravathi b J Kousik 48(43)

Karaikudi Kaalai 104/4 after 14.2 overs
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100 up in the 14th over, which again goes for eight runs. The spinners are being managed well by Karaikudi so far.

Karaikudi Kaalai 103/3 after 14 overs
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Even though wickets have been falling at the other end, Anirudha Srikkanth is in no mood to stop hitting sixes. His latest, which went out of the ground, results in the umpires asking for a new ball. Despite that only eight came off that over from J Kousik.

Karaikudi Kaalai 95/3 after 13 overs
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Back-to-back sucessful overs for Madurai as Varun's over produces a wicket and only five runs.

Karaikudi Kaalai 87/3 after 12 overs