Tamil Nadu cruised to a 51-run victory over Haryana last evening and consolidated their position in Group B of the All India Inter-State Twenty20 Tournament being played at the Sardar Patel Stadium.
Tamil Nadu skipper Dinesh Karthick led from the front and starred with both the bat and gloves. Karthick, after winning the toss and opting to bat, top-scored for his team scoring 37 runs from 27 balls which included one six and 5 fours. His team amassed a healthy 162 all out in 20 overs.
Haryana pacer Jitendra Billa took 4 wickets for 26 runs in four overs.
When Haryana stepped out to bat, Karthick effected five dismissals which included four stumpings.
Haryana were never in the chase as they lost quick wickets and were all out for 111 in 19.4 overs. S Vidyut, with three wickets for 14 runs, emerged as the top bowler for Tamil Nadu.
After yesterday's game, Tamil Nadu has two wins in three matches and need to emerge victorious in their encounter against Madhya Pradesh to stay in reckoning for a place in the final.
Ranji champion Mumbai and Bengal, who also have two wins from three matches each, will clash against each other in the second game today.