Chennai: Aug 27, 2013
Uttar Pradesh produced an all-round performance to post a four-wicket win over Kerala and make the final of the Buchi Babu cricket tournament on Monday.
Kerala, who were 132 for two in 33 overs, wilted against these two spinners to be all out 188 in 56.1 overs.
UP batsmen were up to the task and maintained their consistency to win the match by scoring 192 for six in 46.5 overs.
In the other semifinal match, TNCA President’s most consistent batsman Baba Indrajit made a superb 165 after having missed centuries on three occasions in the tournament.
After the loss of openers in their match against TNCA, captain Subramaniam Badrinath (45) and Indrajith added 122 runs in 32.3 overs for the third wicket and then Indrajith put on another 110 runs in 24.5 overs for the fourth wicket with Vijay Shankar (49). Indrajith hit 17 fours and two sixes.
In reply to TNCA President XI total of 365 all out in 100 overs, TNCA were seven without loss in four overs when stumps were drawn for the day.
Kerala 188 (Abhishek Hegde 49, Niklesh Surendran 73, Saurabh Kumar 6 for 45, Kuldeep Yadav 3 for 66) lost to UP 192 for 6 (Tanmay Srivastava 32, Prasanth Gupta 54, Umang Sharma 32, Arish Alam 42 and Vinoop S Manohar 5 for 60) by 4 wickets.
TNCA Presidents XI 365 (KB Arun Karthick 28, Abhinav Mukund 28, Subramanium Badrinath 45, Baba Indrajith 165, Vijay Shankar 49, R Prasanna 2 for 33, Rahil Shah 2 for 98, Ravichandran Ashwin 4 for 83) vs TNCA 7 without loss.