A splendid century by I.T. Thabaraq Baig and good bowling by V. Naresh Babu (five for 51) enabled Vellore district defeat Kancheepuram district by an innings and 45 runs with a day to spare on the second day of the semifinal match in the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association under-22 inter-district cricket tournament here on Saturday.

The scores: Vellore 348 in 87.4 overs (I.T. Thabaraq Baig 135, S. Sikkander Sheriff 43, D. Mani 66, S. Prabhu 27) bt Kancheepuram 121 in 44.5 overs (S. Chatturved 34, R. Rohit three for 35) and 182 in 37.2 overs (S. Chatturved 64, K. Tharun 35, V. Naresh Babu five for 51) .

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