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TNPL 2018: LYCA Kovai Kings vs Siechem Madurai Panthers Live Score, Commentary & Live Updates

Follow all the live updates as Lyca Kovai Kings take on Siechem Madurai Panthers in Tirunelveli.
Updated: 04 August 2018 22:15 IST - Published: 04 August 2018 15:39 IST
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Lyca Kovai Kings finish with a boundary and they beat Madurai Panthers by eight wickets.
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Seven off that over and Kovai are now one boundary away from their fourth win of the season.

Kovai Kings 101/2 after 17 overs
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Lyca Kovai Kings are now one hit away after a sneaky boundary past the keeper.

Kovai Kings 98/2 after 16.1 overs
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Courtesy of a six from Ashwin Venkataraman off the final ball of Abhishek Tanwar's over, the target is down to 10 runs.

Kovai Kings 94/2 after 16 overs
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Expensive over from Shijit Chandran. Madurai need wickets but they are at least keeping the scoring rate down.

Kovai Kings 82/2 after 15 overs
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Both Ashwin and Rohith don't entirely seem too concerned with the required run rate or the team's net run rate as Karthikeyan finishes his spell with figures of 1/16.

Kovai Kings 74/2 after 14 overs
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Shijit Chandran into the attack and he concedes just five runs and Kovai's search for a boundary continues.

Kovai Kings 71/2 after 13 overs
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Rahil Shah completes his spell with figures of 1/20.

Kovai Kings 66/2 after 12 overs
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Just three off that over as well from Karthikeyan and the two left-arm spinners are doing well in tandem.

Kovai Kings 63/2 after 11 overs
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Rahil Shah does well to back up the good work done by Karthikeyan but Madurai need a few more wickets if they are to realistically entertain hopes of a win in this one.

Kovai Kings 60/2 after 10 overs
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Successful over from Karthikeyan, who has done well to increase the pressure by bowling dots consistently.

Kovai Kings 57/2 after 9 overs
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OUT! Shahrukh Khan gets out just one short of becoming the leading run-getter in TNPL 2018. He drills one back to the bowler, who does well to take a low catch. Shahrukh Khan c and b R Karthikeyan 29 (24)

Kovai Kings 51/2 after 8.1 overs
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Another tight over, this time from Rahil Shah and Madurai are doing a good job of delaying what looks like the inevitable.

Kovai Kings 51/1 after 8 overs
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Tight over from Karthikeyan to start off as he concedes just four off his first over.

Kovai Kings 45/1 after 7 overs
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At the end of power play, Kovai are maintaining a decent run rate but look in no hurry to get to the target.

Kovai Kings 41/1 after 6 overs
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The fall of Mukund hasn't stopped Shahrukh from going for his shots but the run rate has certainly not shot up inside the power play.

Kovai Kings 33/1 after 5 overs
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OUT! Abhinav Mukund has to go after he chips a return catch to the bowler, who does well to dive to his left and complete the catch. Mukund c and b Rahil 12(14)

Kovai Kings 27/1 after 4 overs
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A decent over from CV Varun, who concedes just five. But Madurai need wickets and wickets in bunches if they are to win this game.

Kovai Kings 20/0 after 3 overs
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A couple of boundaries from Shahrukh Khan and Abhinav Mukund in an over that saw a misfield go to the boundary and captain Rohit drop a sitter at first slip to give the Kovai skipper an early life.

Kovai Kings 15/0 after 2 overs
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SIX! Monster hit from Shahrukh Khan. New ball needed as the Kovai opener nonchalantly puls one over deep square leg. 102m six and Kovai are off. Even he seemed a little surprised by that.

Kovai Kings 9/0 after 1.1 overs
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Tight start for Madurai. Just three runs off the first over but they need wickets inside the power play.

Kovai Kings 3/0 after 1 over
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And we are underway. Kovai Kings openers Shahrukh Khan and Abhinav Mukund walk out as Abhishek Tanwar has the new ball.
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Can Madurai defend this? Join us in 15 minutes to find out.
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Thanks to some late hits from J Kousik and CV Varun, Madurai cross 100. They eventually finish on 103/8 thanks to Kousik's unbeaten 32.
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10 runs off the penultimate over. And Madurai are slowly closing in on a century thanks to CV Arun and J Kousik.

Madurai 88/8 after 19 overs
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Just three of Natarajan's third over and Madurai are slowly but surely inching towards 100.

Madurai 78/8 after 18 overs
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Excellent over for Madurai, who finally got to double digits in an over. 10 came off that over from Manigandan including back-to-back fours to end the over.

Madurai 75/8 after 17 overs
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Madurai haven't batted well but at least they crossed their lowest total in TNPL history, which was 59 against Tuti Patriots.

Madurai 65/8 after 16 overs
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OUT! Kiran Akash picks out Abhinav Mukund and Madurai lose another. Good catch diving forward by Mukund. Kiran Akash c Abhinav Mukund b S Manigandan 5(7)

Madurai 59/8 after 15 overs
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K Vignesh finishes his spell with figures of 2/23. Six came off his final over.

Madurai 56/7 after 14 overs
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RUN-OUT! Abhishek Tanwar is run-out after he is ball-watching instead of responding to J Kousik's call. That would have been a single to short third man had he set off immediately. Abhishek Tanwar run out (MP Rajesh/ S Manigandan) 1(9)

Madurai 50/7 after 13 overs
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Just three runs off Nattu's over, which also produced a wicket. Things just aren't going according to plan for Madurai irrespective of what they have tried.

Madurai 49/6 after 12 overs
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OUT! Nattu picks up another as Shijit Chandran departs. Shijit tries to work that into the leg side but only finds the fielder. And Madurai have lost six even before crossing 50. Shijit Chandran c Prasanth Rajesh b T Natarajan 4(8)

Madurai 47/6 after 11.1 overs
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Madurai just can't seem to get any momentum to their innings. Just three runs PR Rajesh.

Madurai 46/5 after 11 overs
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There was a boundary. An actual boundary in that over. Still, at the halfway stage, Madurai haven't even crossed 50.

Madurai 43/5 after 10 overs
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MP Rajesh bowls a wicket maiden and just like that Madurai are in a state of complete disarray. That is also the fourth maiden of the season.

Madurai 36/5 after 9 overs
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OUT! SP Nathan finds the bowler with a line drive straight at him. And just like that half the side has been dismissed inside the ninth over. And Nathan is finally put out of his misery. SP Nathan c and b MP Rajesh 9(17)

Madurai 36/5 after 8.5 overs
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RUN-OUT! From almost being a catch at deep mid-wicket, there is a run-out off the overthrow and Thala has to go. After a miscue the ball fell just short of Shahrukh Khan at deep mid-wicket who threw at the bowler's end but  it wasn't collected cleanly and it went to K Vignesh at deep extra cover, who threw it to the keeper and found Thala short. Thalaivan Sargunam run out (K Vignesh/Rohith) 8 (12)

Madurai 36/4 after 8 overs
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Manigandan is brought into the attack and the leg spinner concedes just two runs in his first over.

Madurai 27/3 after 7 overs
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That brings to an end a miserable power play for Madurai, who manage just 25 in the first six overs. This is also the worst power play score this season.

Madurai 25/3 after 6 overs
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OUT! Ajith Ram gets rid of Karthikeyan and Madurai are in deep trouble inside the powerplay. The southpaw advances but doesn't connect and the keeper whips off the bails in a flash. Karthikeyan st Rohith b S Ajith Ram 13(13)

Madurai 24/3 after 5.1 overs
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Another tight over from Vignesh but this doesn't produce a wicket. Still only seven came off it.

Madurai 24/2 after 5 overs
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The introduction of spin has done nothing to the run rate as this is another tight over.

Madurai 17/2 after 4 overs
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Another successful over for K Vignesh, who has troubled the batsmen with both pace and bounce early. And that is reflected in his figures so far.

Madurai 13/2 after 3 overs
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OUT! Madurai captain is trapped lbw and K Vignesh has got rid of both openers. That was quick and angled into the pads and Rohit was beaten for pace and has to go even though it was a close call. Rohit lbw b K Vignesh 4(8)

Madurai 7/2 after 2.1 overs
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Rohit gets a life as he ends up skying one behind the keeper and it just falls short.

Madurai 7/1 after 2 overs
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Excellent start for Kovai Kings. Just four runs and a wicket off the first over.

Madurai 4/1 after 1 over
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OUT! Nattu takes a stunner to get rid of KB Arun Karthik. He went for a big shot over cow corner and T Natarajan came running in from the deep and takes a stunning catch to get rid of the in-form Madurai opener. Arun Karthik c T Natarajan b K Vignesh 1(2)

Madurai 3/1 after 0.5 overs
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KB Arun Karthik and captain Rohit D are the two openers for Madurai. K Vignesh has the new ball for Kovai Kings.
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Lyca Kovai Kings players walk onto the field followed by the two Madurai openers.