Alur, Aug 6 (IANS) Samarth Ravikumar struck his second century of the match (129 batting, 150b, 9x4) as KSCA President's XI took command of their semifinal game against Haryana CA on the third and penultimate day of the Safi Darashah All-India Cricket Tournament here Tuesday.
Haryana, replying to KSCA President's XI's first innings total of 581 for three, were all out for 514. The home team, in their second essay, rattled up 301 for four in 50 overs with Samarth leading the charge.
In the other semi-final, KSCA XI were sitting pretty with an overall lead of 536 against KSCA Secretary's XI who were 230 for no loss in 45 overs with Mayank Agarwal (118 batting,160b, 16x4,3x6) and Karun Nair (97 batting, 113b, 15x4) going strong.
Earlier, KSCA XI, after gaining a first innings lead of 136, scored 430 for 5 in 93 overs in their second outing.
KSCA Presidents' XI 581 for 3 in 120 overs and 301 for 4 in 50 overs (Samarth Ravikumar 129 not out, Kunal Kapoor 75, Sunil Rahu 44, Jayant Yadav 2-76) vs Haryana CA 514 all out in 119.2 overs (Nitin Saini 118, Abhimanyu Khod 92, Sunny Singh 58, Rahul Tewatia 54, Kuldeep Hooda 45 not out, SK Moinuddin 4-180, Ronit More 3-123, Arjun Shetty 2-98).
KSCA XI 341 all out in 86.2 overs and 430 for 5 in 93 overs (Ganesh Satish 103, Manish Pandey 55, CM Gautam 34, Amit Verma 92, Parappa Mordi 2-83, Jagadeesha Suchith 2-142) vs KSCA Secretary's XI 205 all out in 56.4 covers and 230 for no loss in 45 overs (Mayank Agarwal 118 batting, Karun Nair 97 batting).