Chennai: Kerala hunted down a 398-run target to upstage Saurashtra by four wickets here on Tuesday and qualify for the semi-finals of the Buchi Babu trophy All-India cricket tournament.
In the semi-finals later this week, Kerala take on Baroda who crushed Maharashtra by 154 runs while Karnataka, who edged out TNCA President's XI by four wickets, face Mumbai who got past Odisha by 112 runs.
Kerala batting came good as openers Abhishek Hegde (47) and V.A. Jagadeesh put on 78 runs in 19 overs to lay a solid foundation. Thereafter, Sanju Viswanath (66), Sachin Baby (74) and Ralphi Vincent Gomez (68) chipped in with half-centuries to help Kerala overhaul Saurashtra's total of 397 in the 88th over.