The ever-consistent Narayan Jagadeesan and India star <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravichandran-ashwin/news/">Ravichandran Ashwin</a> excelled with the bat as Dindigul Dragons downed Tuti Patriots by 40 runs to notch their third successive victory of the ongoing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/TNPL-2019">Tamil Nadu Twenty20 Premier League</a> (TNPL) at the India Cements Ltd-Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>The 24-year-old Jagadeesan scored 53 off 41 balls (1 four, 3 sixes) and Ashwin hit 52 off 28 balls (4 fours, 3 sixes) to help DD pile 173-7 in 20 overs. In reply, the DD fast bowlers Rohit Ramalingam (3-16), Jagannathan Kaushik (2-13) and Trilok Nag (2-25) inflicted heavy damage early in the innings to stifle the opposition, that could only muster 133-9 in 20 overs. <p></p> <p></p>Such was the dominance of the DD bowlers that half of the TP side was inside the hut (29-5 in 5.2 overs) before the Powerplay overs ended. <p></p> <p></p>In the second match of Saturday's double-header, Lyca Kovai Kings batted and bowled with purpose to upstage Ruby Trichy Warriors by 26 runs at the India Cements Limited- Sankar Nagar Ground in Tirunelveli. <p></p> <p></p>It was LKK's second victory of the season from three matches, putting them in the race for a playoff spot. They had won the first match, against VB Kanchi Veerans, by eight wickets before losing to Tuti Patriots by six runs in a rain-affected match on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>Batting first after winning the toss, LKK did well to post a fighting 161-6 in 20 overs. Their bowlers led by fast bowler Krishnamoorthy Vignesh (2-12), who accounted for both RTW openers S Aravind (21 off 15 balls) and debutant K Mukunth (2 off 5 balls), did not allow the rival batsmen to settle in and eventually bowled them out for 135 in 19 overs. <p></p> <p></p>Left-arm pacer Thangarasu Natarajan enhanced his reputation as a death-over specialist by claiming four wickets in his second spell (3-0-20-4) after conceding 13 runs in his first over.