M.S. Akhil's fine allround performance (50 and four for 31), Bibin Oommen's 72 and Jomin Joseph's four-wicket haul helped host Tripunithura CC ‘A' crush Manoli Aluva CC by 97 runs and enter the first phase semifinal of the 61st Royal Projects-Pooja all-India cricket tournament at the Tripunithura Palace Oval.

The scores:

Tripunithura CC ‘A' 225 for nine in 45 overs (Bibin Ommen 72, M.S. Akhil 50, Shakthi three for 36) bt Manoli Aluva CC 128 in 30.5 overs (M.S. Akhil four for 31, Jomin Joseph four for 36).

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