Vijay CC lost only two wickets the whole day even as it added a further 353 runs in 98 overs on day two.
Himmat remained unbeaten on 306 (415b, 24x4, 9x6) and he stitched together a huge 281 runs for the sixth wicket with KB Arun Karthick, who scored his third hundred this season before getting out at 135 (224b, 15x4, 2x6). Through the course of his century, Arun Karthick crossed the 700-run barrier in the current season.
Meanwhile, in a low scoring match that got over inside two days, India Pistons defeated Nelson SC by 115 runs to reach the semi-finals. Pistons’ win was masterminded by its captain and off-spinner M Prabhu who hastened Nelson’s end by accounting for 11 wickets for 67 runs in the match. It was his fifth five-wicket haul of the season and first 10-wicket haul.
Brief scores: Elite: Vijay 585/6 in 155 overs (G Rahul Singh 58, Himmat Singh 306*, KB Arun Karthick 135) vs Globe Trotters. Young Stars 210 in 61.5 overs (R Rohit 51*, B Arun 6/90, NS Harish 4/44) and 10 for no loss in two overs vs Grand Slam 308/8 decl. in 85 overs (L Suryapprakash 50, Bhargav Merai 122*, S Mohan Prasath 6/98). India Pistons 163 and 103/9 in 22.1 overs (Shoaib Md. Khan 6/42) bt Nelson 48 in 20.4 overs (M Prabhu 6/33, Rajwinder Singh 4/11) and 103 in 27.4 overs (Shoaib Md. Khan 45*, M Prabhu 5/34, Rajwinder Singh 4/25). Points: Pistons 8 (22); Nelson 0 (19). Plate: Jolly Rovers 232 in 67 overs (V Ganga Sridhar Raju 45, M Kaushik Gandhi 49, J. Syed Mohammed 53, Varun Sood 5/46, R Sanjay Yadav 3/89) vs TI Cycles 213 in 89 overs (R Nilesh Subramanian 84, DT Chandrasekar 7/89). UFCC (T Nagar) 314/8 in 98 overs (Kaushik U Ram 54, R Rishi Kumar 49, M Abhinav 61, V Arun Kumar 40, GR Manish 46*, M Siddharth 3/59) vs Alwarpet. AG’s Office 305/5 decl. in 82 overs (M Adithyan 41, Arpit V Vasavada 130, P Francis Rokins 87*) vs CromBest.