Tanmay Srivastava came up with an unbeaten 177 (230b, 21x4, 3x6) as Uttar Pradesh CA defeated Tripura by eight wickets on the second day of the final round of league games in the Kalpathi-Buchi Babu all-India tournament here on Thursday. In the last eight clashes from August 24 to 25, Karnataka takes on Uttar Pradesh, Andhra meets TNCA XI, Haryana faces off with Kerala, and Hyderabad clashes with TNCA President’s XI.
The left-handed Tanmay put on 125 for the first wicket with Prasant Gupta (56, 93b, 6x4, 1x6) and a unbroken 174 runs for the third with Umang Sharma (73 not out, 87b, 8x4, 1x6) as Uttar Pradesh breezed to the target of 323. Despite a century by K.S. Bharat (100, 171b, 9x4), Karnataka defeated Andhra by 196 runs. Amit Verma, bowling leg-spin, scalped four.
Weighty knocks from B. Indrajith (96 not out, 137b, 8x4, 5x6) and M. Shahrukh Khan (63 not out, 97b, 4x4, 1x6) — the duo added 138 runs in 22.4 overs in an unbeaten fourth wicket stand — gave TNCA President’s XI a seven-wicket win over Baroda.
Lifted by opener Abhimanyu Khoda’s 94 (158b, 10x4, 1x6) and Avi Barot’s 60 (114b, 3x4, 2x6), Haryana managed a three-wicket win over TNCA Districts. For Districts, off-spinner P. Sakthi picked up four wickets.
The scores: Group ‘A’: Karnataka 496 for nine in 100 overs bt Andhra 300 in 77.2 overs (K.S. Bharat 100, K. Sreekanth 67, K. Bharat Reddy 48, Amit Verma four for 41). Points: Kartanaka four, Andhra 0. Both Karnataka and Andhra qualified for quarterfinals.
Group ‘B’: Tripura 322 in 100 overs lost to UPCA 323 for two in 72.1 overs (Tanmay Srivastava 177 n.o., Prasant Gupta 56, Umang Sharma 73 not out). UPCA 4, Tripura 0. Uttar Pradesh qualified for quarterfinals.
Group ‘C’: TNCA Districts 280 in 94.2 overs lost to Haryana 281 for seven in 89.2 overs (Abhimanyu Khoda 94, Avi Barot 60, Sachin Rana 36, P. Sakthi four for 73, D.T. Chandrasekar three for 80). Haryana 4, Districts 0. Haryana qualified for quarterfinals.
Group ‘D’: Kerala 205 in 69 overs bt Assam 193 in 65 overs (J. Syed Mohammed 52, Vinoop Manoharan five for 43, C.P. Shahid four for 76). Kerala 4, Assam 0. Kerala qualified for quarterfinals.
Group ‘D’: Baroda 229 in 72.1 overs lost to TNCA President’s XI 235 for three in 64 overs (Abhinav Mukund 36, B. Indrajith 96 n.o., M. Shahrukh Khan 63 n.o., Atit Sheth three for 42). Points: TNCA President’s XI 4, Baroda 0. TNCA President’s XI qualified for quarterfinals.