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Shishir Bhavane scored a century for HCA © Getty Images (Representation photo)

Bangalore: Aug 11, 2014

Haryana Cricket Association and the National Cricket Academy (NCA) moved into the final of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA)’s All-India invitational cricket tournament defeating KSCA Colts by 170 runs and the KSCA President’s XI by eight wickets, respectively, in the semi-finals that concluded on Sunday.

A fighting century by Shishir Bhavane (105, 125b,11×4, 3×6) went in vain as the Colts were bundled out for 228 in their second innings as Haryana coasted to a comfortable victory.

In the other semi-finals, the NCA made light of the target to score 196 for two in their chase to ease past President’s XI whose second innings effort of 423 made no impact as Chirag Khurana (66 not out) and Anikit Bhavne (75 not out) carried the Academy to victory.

Brief scores:

Haryana CA 405 & 228 (Rahul Dalal 40, Jayant Yadav 35, Kuldeep Hooda 50; Prasidh Krishna 2 for 54, Gowtham K 5 for 107, J Suchith 2 for 49) beat KSCA Colts 246 and 228 in 48.4 overs (Shishir Bhavane 105, Suchith J 37; Yuzvendra Chahal 3 for 30, Jayanat Yadav 2 for 69, Sachin Rana 2 for 19) by 170 runs.

KSCA President’s XI 214 & 423 in 100.1 overs (Abrar Kazi 72; Chirag Khurana 5 for 79, Deepak Chahar 2 for 82) lost to National Cricket Academy 443 and 196 for 2 (Chirag Khurana 66*, Ankit Bhavne 75*) by 8 wickets.