Gujarat entered the semifinals of the Cooch Behar Trophy under-16 cricket tournament by virtue of first innings lead after the quarterfinal against Kerala ended in a draw at Ahmedabad on Thursday.

Gujarat was denied an outright win by Sanju V. Samson's century. Sanju came to the wicket when the visitor was reeling at 20 for three and counterattacked to score a century off 122 balls.

The scores: Kerala 297 and 280 for nine in 83 overs (Sanju V. Samson 112, Vinoop Manoharan 51, K.D. Patel three for 75) drew with Gujarat 535 .

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