Kerala entered the quarterfinals of Ranji Trophy cricket tournament. Kerala defeated Himachal Pradesh to enter the quarter-final.
Kerala beat Himachal for five wickets. Kerala overcome the 297 runs set by Himachal.
Kerala has 26 points from 8 matches. This is the fourth victory in the season. This is the second time that the state reaches the quarter of domestic cricket league.
Chasing 297 in the second innings, Kerala reached the target on the backs of solid performances from Vinoop (96), captain Sachin Baby (92) and Sanju Samson (61 not out). Kerala also lost the wickets of P Rahul (14), Sijomon Joseph (23) and Mohammad Azharuddeen (0).