The Tamil Nadu Premier League has already started and people are enjoying the quality of cricket this tournament has. But it was only the 2nd game of the tournament and something unusual happened. Abhishek Tanwar, Salem Spartans team captain gave away 18 runs in just one ball. The unwanted record was made in Chepauk Super Gillies vs Salem Spartans.
Chepauk Super Gillies vs Salem Spartans, TNPL 2023, 2nd Match, SRN College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore
Chepauk puts a massive total on the board
After winning the toss, Chepauk Super Gillies elected to bat first. Both openers, Pradosh Paul and N Jagadeesan laid a solid foundation. The pair added 91 runs for the first wicket.
Pradosh Paul continues to play well even after this partnership and Aparajith joins him at the crease. There was another partnership of 73 runs between the two for the 2nd wicket.
CSG lost a slight momentum
After that 2nd wicket partnership, CSG lost a bit of momentum. At one stage, they were 187 for 5 with 9 balls left in the inning.
Then comes Abhishek Tanwat over, when CSG puts the pressure back to Salem Spartans.
How did it happen?
It happened in the last over of the first inning. Salem Spartans’ captain Abhishek Tanwar bowled a no-ball when the last ball of the inning left. He bowled a pinpoint Yorker which took Sanjay Yadav’s leg stump but counts for nothing as it was a no-ball. It was the 2nd no-ball of the over as Tanwar already bowled a no-ball before that.
On the next ball, he again bowled a no-ball (overstepped) and went for a six. He bowled a low full toss and Sanjay Yadav launch it over deep mid-wicket for a six.
The inning still didn’t complete after that as Tanwar bowled the fourth no-ball of the over. This time, he bowled a very good Yorker, of which, Sanjay Yadav took 2 runs towards long on.
Abhishek Tanwar bowled a wide down leg and it was the 10th ball of the over.
Finally, the inning comes to an end. Tanwar tries to bowl a Yorker, but Sanjay Yadav hits it away over deep mid wicket for a flat six.
Five balls, one legal delivery
Abhishek Tanwar bowled a total of 5 balls when the last ball of the inning left. He conceded 18 runs on those 5 deliveries. But only one legal ball, so it counts as 18 runs off one ball.
11 deliveries in one over
Overall, he bowled 11 balls in one over which includes 4 no-balls and a wide. He conceded 26 runs in that over and the momentum shifted towards Chepauk Super Gillies. They took their total to 217. Pradosh Paul made 88 while N Jagadeesan, Aparajith, and Sanjay Yadav’s cameos helps the team to score a huge total.
Salem Spartans were never in a run chase
When Salem Spartans came out to chase the target, they started slowly and continues to lose wickets at regular intervals as well.
At one stage, they were 108 for 7. Then, Muhammad Adnan Khan and Sunny Sandhu stitched a 49 run stand for the 8th wicket. But that was just a formality. They were already out of this game earlier.
Muhammad Adnan Khan played a quick knock of 47 off just 15 balls with a four and 6 sixes. Salem Spartans only manage to score 165 in their 20 overs.
Baba Aparajith, Rocky Bhasker, and M Viju Arul took 2 wickets each.
Salem Spartans lost the match by 52 runs. And an unwanted record of 18 runs in one ball was also made in this game. It’s the first time in TNPL that a bowler gave away 18 runs in one ball. Abhishek Tanwar would like to forget this day and try to move on.
Salem Spartans’ next match is against Ba11sy Trichy on June 18. This will be Salem Spartans’ 2nd game and overall 7th game of TNPL 2023. It will be the first game at NPR College Ground, Dindigul in TNPL 2023.
Spartans finished last at the points table with just one win in TNPL 2022. Abhishek Tanwar led side will look to improve their performances in TNPL 2023.
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