Kovai Kings reach Tamil Nadu Premier League final
Shahrukh Khan played a captaincy innings of 58 runs in 24 balls.
New Delhi. The second qualifier of Tamil Nadu Premier League was played between Lyka Kovai Kings and Nellai Royal Kings. In this match, the bowlers were involved and it rained heavily. Combining both the innings, more than 400 runs were scored, then 30 sixes were hit. Shahrukh Khan’s team Kovai Kings, who played IPL 2022 on behalf of Punjab Kings, won this match. Captain Shahrukh also played an important role in this victory of the team. He fought till the last ball and took his breath only after taking the team to the final.
In this match, Kovai Kings needed 16 runs to win in the last over to win. Captain Shahrukh Khan was on strike and the ball was in the hands of Mr. Neranjan. Shahrukh also batted according to the status of his match finisher and ended the game in just 4 balls.
Shahrukh hit a four in the direction of the covers on the first ball of the last over. The second ball was outside the off stump. He also hit it by lifting it towards the covers. But, this time the ball went straight across the boundary and 6 runs were added to Shahrukh Khan’s account. With this six, he completed his half-century. Played a vigorous drive on the third ball towards long on. The fielder caught the ball just like that. But, collided with the boundary rope. In this way 4 more runs were added to the account of Kings. That is, 14 runs came in the first 3 balls.
Shahrukh Khan turns the dice in 4 balls
On the fourth ball, Shahrukh gave a strike to fellow batsman by taking 1 run. With this the score became even. Now 1 run was needed in two balls to win. But, after this full-on drama happened. On the fifth ball, Shahrukh’s fellow batsmen got out and the match which seemed to be coming easily in the bag, got stuck in the screw. But, the new batsman did not disperse under pressure and stole the 1 run needed to win by playing the last ball towards mid-on and Kovai Kings cut the ticket for the final.
Kovai Kings won the qualifiers by 2 wickets
Shahrukh Khan played a captaincy innings of 58 runs in 24 balls. He hit 4 fours and 5 sixes. That is, 50 runs were hit only by sixes and fours. He returned to the dugout only after winning the team. He also took 1 wicket in the match. Shahrukh Khan was adjudged the player of the match for this all-round performance. Earlier, Nellai Royal Kings had scored 208 runs in 20 overs. The target of 209 runs was achieved by Kovai Kings for the loss of 8 wickets.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 30, 2022, 14:02 IST