Stalin nails Aussies in a friendly tie

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Chennai, Mar 16 (UNI) Local Administration Minister M K Stalin is the most sought after person not only in politics, but also in cricket, as he rolled his arms over to claim three wickets and fashion a 68-run win for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's XI against South Australian Premier XI.

It was an exhibition match, that saw Stalin and some of his Ministerial colleagues attired in white flannels along with other ''team members'', that included representation from the cricketing, corporate and film world.

The South Australia team was led by its Premier Mike Rann and the delegation accompanied by him.

For the record, the home team scored 191 in 20 overs with Indian cricketer Dinesh Kaarthick (93) and Krish Srikkanth (17) being among the runs.

As South Australia chased, the ball was handed over to Stalin, who rolled his arms over and claimed three wickets to bag the best bowler award. The visitors finished at 123 for seven.

''It was a friendly Twenty-20 match that seeks to leverage the cricketing traditions and boost the relations between South Australia and Tamil Nadu'', Stalin said.

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