Coimbatore, thanks to J. Kousik’s 131, entered the semifinals of the TNCA under-19 inter-district cricket tournament by virtue of its first innings lead over Krishnagiri here on Sunday.

At Tirunelveli, the host reached the semifinals after securing the first innings lead against Erode. K. Aravinth followed his 160 in the first innings with an unbeaten 92 in the second innings.

The scores: Quarterfinals (final day): At Hosur: Krishnagiri 174 & eight for one in two overs drew with Coimbatore 343 for eight in 90 overs (J. Kousik 131, S. Sujay 61, C. Hari Nishanth 32, N. Jagadeesan 28, M. Abhinav 26, T.K. Gowthamraj 25, R. Sonu Yadav five for 63). Coimbatore won on first innings lead.

At Nagapattinam: Nagapattinam 192 & 51 for four in 25 overs drew with Salem 171 in 73.2 overs (Jayaseelan 33, S. Syed Aziz four for 36, Aiyappan three for 42). Nagapattinam won on first innings lead .

At Tirunelveli: Tirunelveli 298 for eight in 90 overs (K. Aravinth 160, K. Stephen 64 n.o., M. Vijay three for 59, S. Dheenadhayalu three for 79) and 177 for three in 40 overs (K. Aravinth 92 n.o., M. Gowtham 39, K. Stephen 33) drew with Erode 126 in 49.1 overs (P. Sri Ramkumar 57, L. Praveen Joshua three for 7, M. Gowtham three for 16, S. Ramesh three for 21) and 125 for three in 21 overs (M. Vijay 58, S. Prithviraja 37). Tirunelveli won on first innings lead .

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