Chennai: TNCA President’s XI defeated TNCA Districts XI by four wickets to set up a fi nal with Hyderabad in Kalpathi AGS – Buchi Babu All-India Invitation cricket tournament here. Hyderabad outplayed Uttar Pradesh by 139 runs in the second semifinal played at MRF-Pachaiyappa’s College grounds thanks to a disciplined bowling performance.
In the match between the two host outfi ts, captain Baba Aparajith led from the front with a knock of 90 which included eight boundaries and one sixer as President’s XI reached the target of 271 in 85.4 overs. Left-handed batsman Pradosh Ranjan Paul took the team home with an unbeaten knock of 66 studded with nine fours and one six.
In the other semifinal, UP was bowled out for 190 in 81.2 overs as the batsmen struggled to get going with only Ekalvya Dwivedi contributing significantly with a knock of 55.
For Hyderabad, right-arm medium-pacer M Ravikumar took three for 16 and leggie Akash Bhandari captured two wickets. The fi nal would be played on September 14 and 15 at SSN College grounds