An unbeaten 75 by Abdur Rahim helped Dindigul thrash Cuddalore by nine wickets in the TNCA inter-district cricket tournament for the S.S. Rajan Trophy, here on Monday.

In another match, Karur won a thriller, beating Tirunelveli by one wicket.

The scores:  First round: At Tirunelveli: Cuddalore 117 in 27.1 overs (G. Shivagnanam 37, H.J. Assain three for 18) lost to Dindigul 118 for one in 16.1 overs (M. Abdur Rahim 75 n.o., K. Thangapandian 26); Ramanathapuram 57 in 15.5 overs (M. Poiyyamozhi three for 19, R. Srivatsan three for one) lost to Tiruvallur 60 for one in 5.2 overs (D. Karthik 40 n.o.); Theni 182 in 47.4 overs (I. Vijay 33, R. Karthik 29, Sankar five for 50) lost to Pondicherry 186 for six in 37.1 overs (Yuvaraj 53 n.o., Praveen 32 n.o., I. Vijay three for 38); Tirunelveli 232 in 49.5 overs (M. Ganesh 39, S.M. Ansar 32, A. Chokkeswaran 39, K.J. Rakesh 37, G. Kanagaraj four for 46) lost to Karur 233 for nine in 46.5 overs (R. Saravanan 59,  K. Venkatesh 29, P. Manikandan 28, N. Imran Khan three for 47).

At Tiruchi: Tiruchi 350 for five in 50 overs (A. Saleem 125 n.o., P.S. Nirmal Kumar 65 n.o., S. Jeraldd 45) bt Vellore 200 in 41.3 overs (M. Bilwaprasad 50, V. Nareshbabu 39); Dharmapuri 138 in 42 overs (C. Sasi 33, C. Dinesh 28, B. Aiyappan five for 25) lost to Nagapattinam 139 for two in 24.5 overs (T. Chandrasekar 32 n.o., H. Raja 32); Tirupur 103 in 36.3 overs (N. Senniappan 43, M. Raja six for 21) lost to Kancheepuram 107 for six in 31.5 overs (K. Varun Kumar 46, S. Omesh 25); Kanyakumari 148 in 41.5 overs (W. Antony Dhas 56, G. Godson 30, B. Arul five for 25) lost to Nilgiris 149 for seven in 40.2 overs (D. Mallikanth 43, I. Abbas 28, W. Antony Dhas three for 18).

At Salem: Thoothukudi 222 in 44.2 overs (J. Raj 45, M. Edwin Raja 45) bt Thiruvarur 95 in 33.4 overs (M. Pradeep six for 15); Thanjavur 110 in 24.5 overs (Anbalagan 49, K. Karthi four for 24) bt Virudhunagar 51 in 23.4 overs (Tamil Kumaran six for 17, K. Senthil Kumar four for 15); Namakkal 84 in 24.5 overs (T. Suresh Kumar six for 23, P. Mohanraj three for 30) lost to Salem 87 for four in 23.1 overs (S. Anand Jagathrinath 46).

At Karaikudi: Coimbatore 313 for six in 50 overs (Petson Mathews 93, J. Suresh Kumar 63 n.o.) bt Sivaganga 45 in 16.5 overs (Akash Kunikullaya three for 18, R. Murali five for five including hat-trick).

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