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TNPL 2018: Jones Tuti Patriots vs VB Kanchi Veerans Live Score, Commentary & Live Updates

Welcome to the live coverage of the match between Jones Tuti Patriots and VB Kanchi Veerans
Updated: 15 July 2018 18:38 IST - Published: 15 July 2018 15:13 IST
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That's it from the first match of the doubleheader today. The moment Kaushik Gandhi scored his century, it was always going to be tough for Veerans to pull things back. Thanks to some brilliant bowling from the Spinners and Athisayaraj Davidson, Tuti managed to restrict VB Kanchi Veerans for 143/9 in their innings, earning a 48-run win. 
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Veerans need 57 runs off the last over to win. 
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R Sai Kishor gets into the act as he dismisses Sunil Sam in his last over. 

Sunil Sam b R Sai Kishor 10 (5)
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The Lyca Kovai Kings and iDream Karaikudi Kalai players arrive at the venue for their match. 
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10 runs and a wicket off Akash Sumra's second over.

VBKV 130/8 after 18 overs
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Number 8 for Tuti Patriots. Akash Sumra gets the wicket of Sanjay Yadav, who lofts one straight to S Dinesh at long-off.

Sanjay Yadav c S Dinesh b Akash Sumra 11 (12)
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A run out and eight runs off the 17th over. This is turning out to be a no contest as there is just one team calling the shots for the past hour or so. Veerans need 72 runs to win off three overs.

VBKV 120/7 after 17 overs

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Wicket! Run out is the last thing Veerans needed as S Arun is run out after a collision with his partner, Sanjay Yadav. Sai Kishore collects the ball at covers and threw the ball to Davidson, who dislodged the bails in time. 

S Arun run out (R Sai Kishore) 4 (5)
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Just six runs and a wicket off Akash Sumra's first over. Veerans need 80 runs off four overs. 

VBKV 112/6 after 16 overs
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Yet another wicket for Tuti! Akash Sumra comes into the attack and gets a wicket off his first ball as he has S Lokeshwar caught behind. 

S Lokeshwar c U Sushil b Akash Sumra 3 (6) 
Tuti 106/6 after 15 overs
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Subramania Siva tries to take on Athisiyaraj Davidson and is clean bowled by the pacer. 

Subramania Siva b Athisiyaraj Davidson 33 (18)
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Malolan finishes with spell with figures of 4-0-31-2. In spite of a bad last over, this is a good spell from the offie. 
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Finally, some intent from Veerans batsman. Subramania Siva takes on Malolan and ruins his bowling figures by scoring 22 runs in final over with the help of two fours and two sixes. 

VBKV 100/4 after 14 overs
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Yet another brilliant over from Tuti Patriots! Athisayaraj concedes just three runs in the 13th over. 

VBKV 78/4 after 13.
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WICKET! Athisayaraj strikes! Malolan Rangarajan in action again. This time, he takes a simple catch to dismiss Aparajith. it's all but over for Veerans now. 

B Aparajith c Malolan Rangarajan b Athisayaraj Davidson 29 (30)
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Malolan goes wicket-less this time but kept the pressure by conceding just four runs off his third over. 

VBKV 75/3 after 12 overs. 
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Tuti bowlers are choking the run flow here in Tirunelveli. Fourth successive over with less than six coming off it. Sai Kishore is doing a fantastic job here. 

VBKV 71/3 after 11 overs.
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Yet another successful over from Malolan Rangarajan. Just five runs and a wicket off the tenth over. Veerans need 126 runs to win in the last 10 overs. 

VBKV 66/3 after 10 overs
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Malolan strikes again as he traps U Mukilesh plumb in front of the stumps. 

U Mukilesh lbw Malolan Rangarajan 2 (6)
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Sai Kishore backs up Malolan's brilliant spell and conceded just 2 runs. Veerans need some big overs now.

VBKV 61/2 after 9 overs.
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A brilliant over to begin his spell. Malolan conceded just two runs and took the wicket of Vishal Vaidya. 

VBKV 59/2 after 8 overs.
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Malolan Rangarajan comes on to bowl and strikes straightaway. Vishal Vaidya tried to hit him over midwicket but ends up offering S Anand an easy catch.

Vishal Vaidya c Anand Subramanian b Malolan Rangarajan 33 (28)
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Ganesh Moorthi finishes ff his spell by conceding just five off his last over. He conceded 22 runs and took the wicket of S Siddarth in his spell. 

VBKV 57/1 after seven overs
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Vishal Vaidya takes Athisayaraj Davidson to the cleaners. A six followed by a couple of boundaries from Athis' first over. 15 runs off it. A good start from the Veerans. 

VBKV 52/1 after 6 overs.
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Tamil Nadu's Lasith Malinga, Athisayaraj Davidson comes on to bowl
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Eight runs from Ganesh Moorthi's third over. Kanchi Veerans are getting a move on here but they need to take on the bowlers to come close to the target. 

VBKV 37/1 after 5 overs
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10 runs came off the fourth over bowled by R Sai Kishore. It could have been more if not for an acrobatic save by S Dinesh at deep mid-wicket that saved four runs for his team. 

VBKV 29/1 after 4 overs. 
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A good over by Ganesh Moorthi in spite of a beautiful cover drive for a four off Aparajith's bat. Six from the third over. 

VBKV 19/1 after 3 overs
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B Aparajith makes his presence felt as he hits R Sathish for a six over long-on. A total of 10 runs came from that over. 

VBKV 13/1 after 2 overs
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A wicket and just three runs to start the first over from Ganesh.

VBKV 3/1 after one over. 
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Great start for Tuti Patriots! Ganesh sends back S Siddharth for a first-ball duck to get things underway.

S Siddarth c Akash Sumra b Ganesh Moorthy 0(1)
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S Siddharth and Vishal Vaidya open the batting for VB Kanchi Veerans while Ganesh Moorthi to start the proceedings for Tuti.
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VB Kanchi Veerans need 192 runs to win this game and for that to happen, they will need their skipper B Aparajith to produce a Kaushik-like innings.
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Kaushik Gandhi's unbeaten 111 off 68 balls takes Jones Tuti Patriots to 191/3 at the end of their 2 overs. Tuti were looking good throughout the innings and reaching this total is an ode to their batting performance. It was Kaushik all the way. What a fantastic innings by the Tuti skipper!
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Century!!!!! And that's the first of the 2018 TNPL. Kaushik Gandhi paddle scoops one through the fine-leg boundary to reach the three-figure mark. And he celebrates like Cristiano Ronaldo after reaching the milestone. Take a bow, Kaushik!
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Trying to score a maximum, R Sathish skies one straight to the backward point fielder and makes the long walk back to the pavilion. 

R Sathish c Siddarth b Silambarasan 17 (9)
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A six followed a couple of boundaries help Tuti take 16 runs off the penultimate over bowled Sunil Sam. Skipper Kaushik Gandhi is batting on 94 and is just six short of his maiden T20 to.n.

Tuti 174/2 after 19 overs
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The duo is taking the attack to the opposition bowlers as they take 13 runs off Silambarasan's 18th over. 180 looks good here.

Tuti 158/2 after 18 overs
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Kaushik Gandhi is really getting a move on here and has shifted gears in a bid to help his team reach 180. With R Sathish at the other end, things can only get better for Tuti PAtriots in the last three overs. 

Tuti 145/2 after 17 overs
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Sunil Sam strikes. S Anand miscues a pull shot and offers U Mukilesh an easy catch at square-leg.

Anand Subramanian c U Mukilesh b Sunil Sam 37 (26)
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An acrobatic Aushik Srinivas saves four runs for his side as he leapt, caught the ball that was sailing over the fence, threw it away in play by the time he went into the boundary. Four crucial runs were saved by the spinner. 
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Nine runs were taken off Aushik Srinivas' last over. Both the batsmen are looking ominous here. 

Tuti 127/1 after 15 overs. 
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While we are out for some fan engagement, Tuti have scored 23 runs in three overs and their skipper Kaushik Gandhi reached his half-century. With wickets in hand, Tuti should eye at least 190 in their 20 overs. 

Tuti 118/1 after 14 overs
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A brilliant over from Sanjay Yadav. The slow left-armer pulled things back briiliantly by conceding just four runs off his third. Brilliant stuff this.

Tuti 95/1 after 11 overs. 
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B Aparajith comes on to bowl to complete the fifth bowler's quota and does a decent job for his team by conceding just nine runs including a boundary. 

Tuti 91/1 after 10 overs
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A decent over by Sanjay if not for that big six. Eight came off it. Tuti should look to accelerate here. 

Tuti 82/1 after nine overs. 
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OUT OF THE PARK! S Anand slog sweeps Sanjay Yadav for a huge six. It looks like the ball has gone out of the ground into the highway. The fourth umpire is out with a ball case. 
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After bowling five brilliant balls which conceded just three runs, Subramania Siva concedes a boundary off the last ball to ruin his figures. Still, a good over for VB Kanchi Veerans.

Tuti 74/1 after eight overs.