Cordiant (Ernakulam) defeated host Jolly Rovers by three wickets to enter the semifinals of the Dr. M.S. Nair memorial all-Kerala cricket tournament, here on Thursday.

Also through to the last four was Century CC, which defeated Muthoot ECC by 71 runs in an all-Ernakualm encounter.

The scores: Jolly Rovers 176 for eight in 30 overs (M.S. Arjun 79, Vishnu Jayendran 45, Sandeep Varrier three for 20) lost to Cordiant 177 for seven in 29.5 overs (Manu Krishnan 66 n.o., Akhil Kumar 41, K.P. Sandeep 35, Jithesh three for 26); Century 172 in 30 overs (K.K. Jiyas three for 29) bt Muthoot 101 in 21.3 overs (Monish four for 20).

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