The Nadigar Sangam’s celebrity cricket tournament, which is also called Natchathira Cricket, was held on Sunday, April 17, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Eight teams led by stars participated in the event.
It has been organised by the Nadigar Sangam, also known as the South Indian Film Artistes Association (SIFAA), to raise funds to construct its new building. Big stars from other film industries attended the event.
Telugu superstars Balakrishna, Nagarjuna, Kannada actors Shivaraj Kumar, Sudeep and many others graced the event, and Kollywood was in full attendance.
The tournament was won by Chennai Singams, which defeated Thangai Warriors in the final by eight wickets. In the last match, Jiiva’s team scored 83 runs in six overs which was succesfully chased by the Suriya’s men.
|Team 1||Team 2||Result|
|Match 1||Chennai Singams||Trichy Tigers||Chennai Singams won the match by 9 wickets|
|Match 2||Ramnad Rhinos||Kovai Kings||Ramnad Rhinos won the match by 11 runs.|
|Match 3||Salem Cheetas||Madurai Kaalais||Salem Cheetas defeats Madurai Kaalais by 5 wickets.|
|Match 4||Nellai Dragons||Thangai Warriors||Thanjai Warriors defeat Nellai Dragons by 5 wickets.|
|Semi Final 1||Chennai Singams||Salem Cheetahs||Chennai Singams won the match by 8 runs.|
|Semi Final 2||Thanjai Warriors||Ramnad Warriors||Thanjai Warriors won the match by 5 wickets.|
|Final||Chennai Singams||Thanjai Warriors||Chennai Singams won the match by 8 wickets.|
Here is the full list of the teams and their players who will take part in the five-over matches in Natchathira Cricket:
Chennai Singams: Surya (captain), Vikranth, Arjun Sarja, Hansika Motwani, Arun Vijay, Siva, Nanda, Uday, Keerthi Chawla, Gowri Mungal, Divya and Rukmani.
Madurai Kaalais: Vishal (captain), Soori, Rishi, Arulnithi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Ramana, RK Suresh, Manzoor Ali Khan, Janani Aiyer, Madhumitha, Chandini and Nikki Galrani.
Kovai Kings: Karthi (captain), Prashanth, Vishnu, Bharath, JK Rithish, Sanjay, Mahendran, Tamannaah Bhatia, Shrushti Dange, Madhu Shalini, Abhinayasri and Mumtaz Misha.
Nellai Dragons: Jayam Ravi (captain), Arvind Swamy, Vaibav Reddy, Vijay Vasanth, Soundarraja, Prithvi, Ashwin Shekar, Sri Divya, Namitha, Manisha Yadav, Vijayalakshmi, Komal Sharma and Parvathy Nair.
Ramnad Rhinos: Vijay Sethupathi (captain), Jai, Kalai, Bose Venkat, Varun Ganesh, Shakthi, Sirish, Arun Balaji, Remya Nambesan, Soniya Agarwal, Vasundhara, Gayathri and Rythvika.
Thanjai Warriors: Jiiva (captain), Atharvaa, Pasupathy, Sharan, Ashok, Lakshman, Black Pandi, Amala Paul, Dhanshika, Nikisha Patel, Flora Shiny and Sanjana Singh.
Salem Cheetas: Arya (captain), Karthick Muthuraman, Udhayanidhi Stalin, Athav, Udhaya, Jithan Ramesh, Senthil, Bindu Madhavi, Nandita, Poonam Kaur, Ragasya and Suja Varooni.
Tiruchi Tigers: Sivakarthikeyan (captain), Vikram Prabhu, Ashok Selvan, Shaam, Keerthi Suresh, Hemachandran, Nithin Sathya, Sathish, Sriman, Chaaya Singh, Gayathri Raghuram, Tejashri and Vedhika.
Final Match: Chennai Singams vs Thanjai Warriors
Chennai Singams won the match by 8 wickets with one over to spare.
Dream start for Chennai Singams, who score 53-0 in 2 overs. Need 32 runs from 24 balls.
Thanjai Warriors post a target of 84 for Chennai Warriors.
Second Semi Final match: Tanjai Warriors Vs Ramnad Rhinos
Tanjai Warriors reach the march for no loss.
Tanjai Warriors won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Ramnad Rhinos score 45 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 5 overs.
First Semi-Final Match: Chennai Singams Vs Salem Cheetahs
Salem Cheetahs Won the toss and chose to bowl first
Chennai Singams scored 79-2 in 5 overs
Chennai Singams won the match against Salem Cheetahs by 8 wickets.
Tanjai Warriors defeat Nellai Dragons by five wickets
Fourth Match: Nellai Dragons vs Thanjai Warriors
Nellai Dragons score 51-1 from 5 overs.
Nellai Dragons won the toss and decided to bat first.
Saleam Cheetas defeats Madurai Kaalais by 5 wickets with two balls to spare.
Third Match: Madurai Kaalais vs Salem Cheetas
Vishal’s team score 59-2 in 5 overs.
Madurai Kaalais score 11 runs from the first over.
Second Match: Ramnad Rhinos vs Kovai Kings
Ramnad Rhinos won the match by 11 runs.
Ramnad Chinos score 71 in five overs. Kovia Kings need 72 to win.
Karthi’s team to bat first. Score: 44-2 after 3 overs.
Kannada superstar Shivaraj Kumar, Telugu stars like Nagarjuna and Balakrishna are spotted at the event.
First Match: Chennai Singams vs Tiruchi Tigers:
Chennai Singams won the match by nine wickets. Vikranth declared man of the match.
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