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Thampi landed the first two punches when he dismissed Kathan Patel and Priyank Panchal with just 10 on the board in the sixth over. Picture credit - KCA

Kerala vs Gujarat, Wayanad

Kerala improved its performance from last season, when they reached the quarter-finals for the first time in a General Trophy, as they beat Gujarat by 113 seal running a place in the last four. The visitors began the day needed to win 195, on a hard surface, which had seen an avalanche of wickets on the opening two days. Basil Thampi bagged folded five for Kerala, Gujarat, 81.

Thampi on landed the first two blows, when he Kathan Priyank Patel and Panchal dismissed with only 10 on the Board in the sixth. Parthiv Patel was run-in the next, before Sandeep warrior Rujul Bhatt made to leave the team, panting to 18 for 4. There was brief resistance from Rahul Shah and Dhruv Raval, but the latter fell soon after, the team went past the 50-run mark.

There was not much to cheer for the visitors from there, as they were knocked out with ease.

Brief scores: Kerala 185/9 (Chintan Gaja 4-57) & 171 (Sijomon Joseph 56; Roosh Kalaria 3-36) beat Gujarat 162 (Parthiv Patel 43; Sandeep warrior 4-42) & 81 (Basil Thampi 5-27) of 113 runs.

Karnataka vs Team Rajasthan, Bangalore

K Gowtham (4 of 54) and Shreyas Gopal (3 of 52), has folded for the majority of the damage on the third day, as a Team of Rajasthan for 222. In their hunt 184, Karnataka 45 were stumps for the 3, need 139 to seal a place in the second semi-final.

You start the day on 11 for no loss, Rajasthan were injured, some poor stroke play. Amit Kumar Gautam (24) and Robin Bist (44) threw their wickets just when it seemed they would trouble the hosts. Mahipal Lomror fell victim to a bad decision, because Rajesh has a Bishnoi, but Ashok Menaria handed over to the advantage of Karnataka with his dismissal in the last over before lunch. Salman Khan looked promising during his 25 but the real twist in the game came shortly after the tea. Salman was trapped in front by Shreyas, while reducing Gowtham dismissed Rahul Chahar and Aniket Choudhary from consecutive deliveries, the visitors to 218 for 9. Abhimanyu Mithun took the last wicket, to be sure, Karnataka, hopes are high on a track to play pranks.

Aniket Choudhary grabbed two early wickets to have the game in the balance, as both teams pushed for any kind of advantage.

Brief scores: Team Rajasthan 224 & 222 (Robin Bist 44; K Gowtham 4-54) lead Karnataka 263 & 45/3 (Aniket Choudhary 2-9) 139 runs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Saurashtra, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh pinned Saurashtra on the Mat heading into the fourth day, as they extended their lead to 349, and were 172 for 8 at stumps. Dharmendrasinh Jadeja bagged the first four wickets to fall but practically, the contributions of Mohammad Saif and Rahul Rawat meant that the pressure to climb. The problems, however, had begun on the second day itself. After the reduction to 170 for 7, Prerak Mankad s 67 raised to 208, but Uttar Pradesh bagged lead a massive 117-run.

Rawat and Saif scored 73 for the second wicket but Saurashtra a small comeback with quick wickets from the duo. Rinku Singh, the set-up of Uttar Pradesh domination with 150 in the first innings to be dismissed for a first ball duck of Jadeja as the hosts slipped to 116 for 4.

Brief scores: Uttar Pradesh 385 & 172/8 (Mohammad Saif 48; Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 4-53) lead Saurashtra 208 (Prerak Mankad 68; Yash Dayal 4-55) of 349 runs.

Vidarbha vs Team Uttarakhand, Nagpur

Wasim Jaffer's ninth first-class double-ton to put the defending champion in the ascendancy against the Team of Uttarakhand. Jaffer s 204 lifted the page 559 for 6 tree stumps with a lead of 204, and the visitors were made to toil the whole day.

Jaffer began the day on 111, but his partner Sanjay Ramaswamy (141) lost early in the day. The dismissal of Dhanraj Sharma, the end of the 304-run stand as the hosts wobbled a bit to slip from 349, - for 1 to 370 for 4. Akshay Wadkar also had his share of fun and scored 98 to extend Uttarakhand misery on the field

Brief scores: Uttarakhand 355 (Saurabh Rawat 108; Umesh Yadav 4-90) and trail Vidarbha 559/6 (Wasim Jaffer 206, Sanjay Ramaswamy, 141) by 204 runs.

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