KARAIKUDI: Petson Mathew’s unbeaten century and Murugan’s five-wicket haul helped Madurai score a thumping 259-run win over Sivaganga and book a place in the semi-finals of the TNCA senior inter-district cricket tournament for the S.S. Rajan Trophy here on Friday. Tiruchi and Tiruvallur have also made it to the last four stage.

The scores: (quarterfinals): At Karaikudi: Madurai 306 for nine in 50 overs (Petson Mathew 108 n.o., Santhosh Gopi 75, Jaishankar 42) bt Sivaganga 47 in 12.2 overs (Murugan five for 14).

At Tiruchi: Vellore 107 in 31 overs (M.R. Muthupandi four for 26) lost to Tiruchi 108 for five in 30.2 overs.

At Dindigul: Kanyakumari 162 in 45 overs lost to Tiruvallur 163 for six in 32.4 overs (Shijith Chandran 58 not out, W. Antony Dhas four for 47).

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