Madras reach semi-finals of South Zone varsity cricket

Last year’s finalists Madras University entered the semi-finals by beating University of Calicut in the South Zone Inter-University cricket tournament © AFP

Manipal: Dec 26, 2012

Runners-up University of Madras beat University of Calicut to enter the semifinals of the South Zone Inter-University cricket tournament at the Manipal University Ground here Wednesday.

Calicut made 150 for six in 45 overs and Madras got the runs losing just four wickets. M. Kamalesh was declared man of the match for his 55 for Madras

In other matches, Mangalore University made it to the quarter-finals with a comfortable 90-run win over Osmania University at the second ground in Manipal University.

A fine 77 from Naveen and fine bowling from Pawan, Ritesh and Nishant enabled Mangalore reach the last eight stage. Bangalore University also made the pre-quarters with a comfortable six wicket win over Kannur University.

Kannur batting first were bundled out for 123 by some good bowling from Stallin Hoover, Yousuf Aziz and Chetan. Bangalore got the runs losing just four wickets. Arjun Hoysala top scored with 38.

Brief Scores: At MIT Ground: Manipal University 147 all out in 45 overs ( Nishant 17, Sumit Agarwal 70; R. Raja 3 for 36, M Rahamathulla 2 for 22) lost to Sri Venkateswar University 149 for 4 in 23. 5 overs (Y Premsagar 42, V Anil Kumar 38; Prashant 3 for 49) by six wickets.

At Manipal University Ground 1: University of Calicut 150 for 6 in 45 overs (Sreejith PJ 42*, Akhil K Das 39; Kiran Kashyap 2 for 16) lost to University of Madras 152 for 6 (M Kamalesh 55, Shivaramakrishnan 29; Mohd Aashiq 3 for 25) by four wickets.

At Manipal University Ground 2: Mangalore University 207 in 48.5 overs ( Naveen MG 77, Shaeer M 32; Surya Teja 3 for 24) bt Osmania University 117 all out (Manoj Kumar 61; Pawan Gokhale 3 for 25, Ritesh 3 for 22) by 90 runs.

At MGM College Ground: Kannur University 123 all out in 35.2 overs ( Rifayi T.H. 17, Rayees Kk 21;  Yousuf Aziz 3 for 23) lost to Bangalore 127 for 4 in 17.4 overs ( Arjun Hoysala 36, Hemant Kumar 28; Rayees KK 2 for 38) by 6 wickets.

At NIT-K Surathkal Ground: Annamalai University 255 for 7 in 50 overs (Manibharathi K 107, Tamil Manarvannan 47; Surendar S 2 for 37) beat Bharath University 201 all out in 46.3 overs (Surendar 103, Sujeeth 32; Prabhakaran 5 for 16) by 54 runs.