Senthil (six for 10) bowled a deadly spell as VOC Port Trust defeated APL by 56 runs to enter the semifinals of the TDCA Sterlite Copper Trophy Twenty20 cricket tournament at the SAV grounds here on Sunday.

After scoring 117 for nine, VOC, thanks to Senthil, bundled out its opponent for 61 in 16 overs.

The scores (quarterfinals): VOC Port Trust 117 for nine in 20 overs (Ramesh 47, Prabhakar 25, Gurusami four for 14) bt APL 61 in 16 overs (Senthil six for 10); AICCI 61 in 20 overs (Ujjal Singh four for 16) lost to Sterlite ‘A' 62 for five in 16.2 overs.

Earlier scores: All India Chamber of Commerce & Industry 86 in 19.3 overs (Krishnan 32, Sathish three for 19, Robin three for 16) bt APL77 in 19.1 overs (Gurusami 31, Sathish Kumar four for 13, Ganesh Kumar three for 17); DCW (Sahupuram) 100 for nine in 20 overs (Raj 42) bt Costal Energen 81 in 19 overs; India Cements 72 in 18.2 overs lost to Sterlite ‘B' 73 for five in 15 overs; VOC Port Trust 114 for nine in 20 overs (Joffar 28) bt Indbharath Powr 76 in 19 overs; PSA Sical 55 in 16 overs (Gurusami three for 6) lost to APL 56 for two in 9.2 overs (Dinesh 28 not out); Costal Energen 104 in 19.1 overs (Asif 28) bt Tuticorin Thermal Power Station 75 in 16 overs (Raguram three for 14).

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