TIRUCHI: Ranjith’s five-wicket haul was the highlight of Madurai’s two-wicket win over Thanjavur in an ‘A’ Zone knock-out encounter of the TNCA u-22 inter-district cricket tournament on Wednesday.

The scores (knock-out): Thanjavur 143 in 45.4 overs (P. Sakthi 58, Ranjith five for 26) lost to Madurai 145 for eight in 41 overs; Villupuram 224 for eight in 50 overs (R. Karthikeyan 57, T. Dhanajayan 53, K.T. Dayalan 43) lost to Tiruvarur 228 for four in 38.1 overs (E. Sivakumar 62 not out, G. Jashpaul 52 not out); Nagapattinam 124 in 28.5 overs (G. Antony five for 34) bt Kanyakumari 116 in 31.3 overs (Antony Dass 61); Tiruchi 218 in 48.3 overs (R. Shanmugaraj 48) bt Theni 136 in 42.5 overs (I. Vijay 48).

Sivananda wins

At Chennai, S. Sivananda of Loyola College beat his doubles partner R. Abishek 11-7, 12-10, 11-6, 11-6 in the final of the table tennis singles event of the Bertram Memorial tournament at Loyola College on Wednesday.

The scores: Table tennis: Singles: Final: S. Sivananda (Loyola) bt R. Abishek (Loyola) 11-7, 12-10, 11-6, 11-6. Semifinals: R. Abishek bt R.S. Raja (SSN) 7-11, 9-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-8, 11-7; S. Sivananda bt S. Ramnath (St. Joseph’s) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6. Doubles: Final: R.S. Raja & Raghuram (SSN) bt R. Senthil Kumar & Vivek Prasad (Santhome) 11-7, 11-9, 11-4. Semifinals: Raja & Raghuram bt R. Abishek & Sivananda (Loyola) 11-13, 11-6, 11-5, 11-13, 11-9; Senthil Kumar & Vivek Prasad (Santhome) bt M.H. Kalvath & N. Vishal (Loyola) 11-9, 8-11, 12-10, 13-11.

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