After making a creditable total of 328 for seven in their first innings, hosts Hyderabad shot out Tripura for a paltry total of 123 off 46 overs. Pragyan Ojha (4/32) and PIS Reddy (3/36) were the pick of the Hyderabad bowlers.
Hyderabad then declared at the score of 115 for eight wickets in 40 overs, in their second effort. Tushar Saha (3/41) was the pick of the Tripura bowlers. At stumps, Tripura was nine without loss, facing an impossible task of scoring 312 runs in 38 overs to win the match.
In another match, Mumbai was sitting pretty with a 69 run overall lead and 23 overs to go with 10 wickets in hand, against Railways.
The latter managed only a slender 21 run first innings lead.
In the third quarter-final, India Cements batsman S Sarath made a responsible 115 off 188 balls (13x4, 1x6) against TNCA.
Against Karnataka, Ramkumar of Chemplast scored 74 off 109 balls (10x4) and Satish made 60 off 89 balls (8x4) to contribute to a total of 336 all out. Earlier, Karnataka had made 201.
Brief Scores: At Gymkhana grounds:
Hyderabad 1st innings 328 for 7&2nd Innings 115 for 8 in 40 overs (Ibrahim Khaleel 40 n o, Tushar Saha 3/41, Rajib Saha 3/34, Tamir Chandra 3/20)
1st innings 123 all out in 46 overs (Pragyan Ojha 4/32, Indra Sekhar Reddy 3/36, Kaushik Reddy 2/25&2nd innings 9 for no loss in 2 overs
At Rajiv Stadium:
Ist innings 201 all out
Ist Innings 336 all out in 83.2 overs (Ram Kumar 74, Satish 60, Mithun Minhas 39, Dinesh Karthik 32, Aiyappa 3/63, Gourav Dhimani 2/30, K P Appanna 2/56)
At NFC grounds: TNCA COLTS Ist 1nnings 290 all out&2nd Innings 78 for 6 in 20.5 overs (Amarnath 2/34, Suresh 2/12).
VS India Cements
Ist innings 247 all out in 85.1 overs (S Sharath 115, Harish 44, T Kumaran 3/66, Ganapath 2/12, Ashwin 3/102).
At RRC-1 grounds:
Mumbai 1st innings 202 all out&2nd innings 90 for no loss in 17 overs (Rohit Sharma 50 batting, Ashok Kadam 39 batting).
1st innings 223 all out in 87.5 overs (Salvi 52, Rahul Deb 49 n o, Karan Sharma 42, Rajesh Verma 5/47, Iqbal Abdullah 2/66).