TNCA: Vellore trounces Pudukottai

Chennai: Vellore’s all-round dominance proved too strong for Pudukottai as the former crusied to a 89-run win in the TNCA U-23 Inter-Districts T20 tournament.

Batting first, Vellore scored 181 for eight with R Vinoth Kumar topscoring with 44 not out. In reply, Pudukottai was shot out for 92 with MA Atheeq Ur Rahman being the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets for 10 runs.

Brief scores:

In Tirunelveli:

Thoothukudi 119/5 in 20 overs lost to Krishnagiri 120/8 in 19.5 overs (S Karthikeyan 3/27); Kanyakumari 106/8 in 20 overs (SC Venu Krishnan 34) lost to Tirupur 107/6 in 19.4 overs (S Pradeep 33, R Kamagodeeswaran 32*); Vellore 181/8 in 20 overs ( MA Atheeq UR Rahman 36, R Vinoth Kumar 44*, B Amal 3/28) bt Pudukottai 92 in 19 overs (M Ajim Khan 37, J Ameer Ali 34, MA Atheeq UR Rahman 3/10).

In Salem:

Tiruvannamalai 97/9 in 20 overs (SL Lawrence Nova 53*, P Saravanan 3/13) lost to Thiruvallur 98/3 in 14.2 overs (V Dinesh Kumar 49*); Villupuram 162/7 in 20 overs (A Kamaleeshwaran 45, T Baskar 62, K Meganathan 3/11) bt Karur 98 in 19 overs (SK Tendulkar 30, Raj Boobalan 4/22); Pondicherry 128/7 in 20 overs lost to Nagapattinam 129/4 in 16.1 overs (S Sesanth 37*, D Rahul 31); Salem 148/7 in 20 overs (N Rikesh Kumar Sharma 50, Sujith Govindaraju 38) lost to Kancheepuram 149/9 in 19.5 overs (V Bharath Hariharna 46, U Vishal 40, MS Promoth 4/22)

NT Bureau