Haryana, Secretary's XI advance to semis

Bangalore, August 1 (IANS) Haryana CA along with KSCA Secretary's XI completed the semifinal line-up in the Safi Darashah All India cricket tournament here Thursday.

Haryana drew their concluding league fixture with KSCA Colts to pick up three points that took their tally to 11 while a fine knock of 97 (101b, 12x4) by Karun Nair powered KSCA Secretary's XI to a five-wicket win over Assam.

The Secretary's XI finished on seven points, the same as Baroda CA and Andhra CA, but advanced to the knock-out stage on the basis of superior net win rate.

In the semifinals, to be played Aug 4-7, KSCA XI take on KSCA Secretary's XI while Haryana CA face KSCA President's XI.

Brief scores:

KSCA Colts 363 all out in 99.1 overs and 337 all out in 79.2 overs (Ranjan Kumar 78, Dinesh Borwankar 72; Rahul Tewatia 7-97, Jayant Yadav 2-83) drew with Haryana CA 462 for 8 in 120 overs and 146 for 6 in 60 overs (Jayant Yadav 39, Yatharth Tomas 34 not out, David Mathias 2-28; Abar Kazi 2-47). Points: Haryana CA 3, KSCA Colts 1.

CA of Bengal 445 for 8 in 120 overs and 227 all out in 58.1 overs (Shreevats Goswami 57, Sandipan Das 32; Shahid CP 5-103, Sanuth ME 2-46) lost to Kerala CA 521 for 4 in 120 overs and 202 for 2 in 36.5 overs (VA Jagdeesh 77 not out, Sachin Baby 83 not out) by 8 wickets. Points: Kerala CA 5, CAB 0.

Goa CA 289 all out in 100 overs 270 for 9 in 80 overs beat Jharkhand CA 254 all out in 89.3 overs and 250 all out in 72.1 overs (Bhawin Thakar 38, Bhawik Thakar 80; Amit Yadav 6-53) by 55 runs. Points: Goa CA 5, Jharkhand CA 0.

At Mysore: Assam CA 314 all out in 103.4 overs and 299 all out in 73.1 overs lost to KSCA Secretary's XI 366 all out in 113 overs and 251 for 5 in 56.1 overs (Karun Nair 97, Anirudh Joshi 58; Sujay Tarafdar 3-80, Prasana Sonowal 2-76) by 5 wickets. Points: KSCA Secretary's XI 5, Assam CA 0.

Baroda CA 257 all out in 97.5 overs and 295 for 5 in 82 overs drew with Andhra CA 211 all out in 85 overs and 247 for 7 in 97.2 overs (Srikanth 43, DB Prashanth 59, Sri Ram 61; Swapnil Singh 3-84, Shoeb Jai 2-72). Points: Baroda CA 3, Andhra CA 1.

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