Murali Vijay Powers Trichy Warriors to a Win with a Century in TNPL 2019

Published 08/06/2019, 3:59 PM EDT
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Murali Vijay powered  Ruby Trichy Warriors for a massive win against Tuti Patriots in the Tamil Nadu Premier League at the NPR College Ground in Dindugal.

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Vijay’s magnificent innings of 101 off 57 balls saw Trichy end their innings at 177 for 4 before their bowlers restricted the Patriots to 160 for 7 in their 20 overs.

Chasing 178, Tuti started well with theie opener Akshay Srinivasan giving a good start with a 47 ball 69 with two fours and five sixes. His dismissal in the 17th over made it difficult for his team. Left arm spinner Chandrasekar (2 for 34) and medium pacer M Poiyamozhi (2 for 36) led the bowling for the Warriors.

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The Warriors, earlier did not start well as they found themselves 27 for 2. But the third wicket saw a momentous partnership of 141 runs between Murali Vjay and Aditya Ganesh with the former contributing 55 while the later contributing 83 in the partnership. By the team the partnership was broken, the Warriors had already reached a good score.

Vijay, in the previous match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League on Saturday, missed the three figure mark by one run when he scored 99 against Dindugal Dragons.

Murali Vijay made his international debut for India in 2008 against Australia in Nagpur. He was later  induced into the One Day side in 2010, but did not see much success. But he had secured a good amount of runs in the test format though, with runs in overseas conditions

Vijay has played 61 Test matches for India, but has recently lost his place to the likes of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. With Prithvi Shaw also growing among the ranks, it can now be very difficult for the 35 year old to return back to the Indian team. His limited overs stint for India has been very short with just 17 One Day Internationals and nine Twenty 20 internationals. He last featured in a limited overs game for India in 2015 against Zimbabwe.

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Saketh Kandadai

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