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S. Karthik of Vellore.
S. Karthik of Vellore.

Karaikudi: Two Karthiks, both bowlers with the same initial S., were prominent in their teams’ wins in the four-team Zone ‘C’ league in the TNCA inter-district under-19 cricket tournament here on Thursday.

The first one, medium-pacer S. Karthik of Vellore, by scalping eight wickets for 24 runs, starred in Vellore’s emphatic nine-wicket victory over host Sivagangai. This was the third win for Vellore in as many matches.

The other one, off-spinner S. Karthik of Pudukottai claimed six wickets for 18 runs, as Pudukottai defeated Karur by eight wickets. This was the first win for Pudukottai.

The scores: At Karaikudi: Sivagangai 121 in 29.1 overs (S. Karthik eight for 24) lost to Vellore 125 for one in 20 overs (Mani 38 n.o., Bilva Prasad 57 n.o.); Karur 110 in 36.2 overs (Vinod 37, Gowtham 32, S. Karthik six for 18) lost to Pudukottai 111 for two in 20.5 overs (Arun 48, Abdul Rashid 33 n.o.).

At Theni: Krishnagiri 109 for nine in 35.5 overs (Arun 43, Sivakumar three for 17, Senthilkumar four for 11) bt Tuticorin 74 in 25.2 overs (Prabu three for 28); Theni 168 in 47.3 overs (Ram Prasad 48) lost to Villupuram 169 for four in 41.3 overs (Sridharraj 57 n.o., Siva three for 26). (Vellore and Sivagangai qualify).

At Coimbatore: Coimbatore 174 in 44.2 overs (C.R. Kiruba Shankar 44, S. Kiran four for 20) bt Erode 161 in 47.5 overs (T. Anand 92, Harish four for 33); Thanjavur 202 for four in 50 overs (Aravindan 108 n.o.) lost to Puducherry 203 for seven in 39.4 overs (Ashok 80). (Coimbatore & Erode qualify).

At Salem: Tirunelveli 135 in 42.3 overs (Pradeep 43) lost to Salem 137 for two in 27 overs (V. Saravanan 76); Thiruvarur 242 for six in 48.5 overs (Saravanan 108, Kaviarasan 49, Velmurugan 41) lost to Madurai 246 for six in 38.5 overs (R. Vignesh 73, Prassana Venkatesh 45). (Salem and Madurai qualify).

At Tiruchi: Kancheepuram 215 for eight in 50 overs (Aashish Kumar 59 n.o, Uday Praveen 37, Senthamizhselvan four for 34) bt Tiruvannamalai 76 in 23.5 overs (G. Vijay six for 34); Nilgiris 165 in 41.2 overs (V. Vinu 50, V. Sukesh 32, P.S. Nirmal Kumar three for 23) lost to Tiruchi 169 for one in 22 overs (V. Pradeep Krishna 96 n.o.). (Kancheepuram and Tiruvannamalai qualify).

At Nagapattinam: Nagapattinam 276 for nine in 50 overs (Vigneshpathy 115 n.o., Vivek 39, Vignesh Kumar six for 50) bt Virudunagar 139 in 31.1 overs (Christopher 45, Raja four for 17); Kanyakumari 157 in 42 overs (Ansari three for 27) lost to Dindigul 158 for seven in 46.5 overs (Abdur Rahim 44, Muhilazhagan 31).

At Neyveli: Cuddalore 223 for seven in 50 overs (Rajesh 104, Kugan 31) bt Perambalur 73 in 25.1 overs (Nagarajan three for 13, U. Karthik three for 22); Ramanathapuram 195 in 48.4 overs (Durai Ajith Kumar 44, M. Lakshminarayanan 43 n.o.) lost to Tiruvallur 196 for three in 34 overs (G. Dinesh 83 n.o., S. Venkatvasan 34). (Tiruvallur and Cuddalore qualify).

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