Surat: Kerala's hopes to make it to the semi- finals of the Ranji Trophy was shattered when Vidarbha beat them by 412 runs in their quarterfinal match at Lalbhai Contractor Cricket Stadium here on Monday.

Resuming their second innings at 431/ 6 on the final day of the match, Vidarbha declared at 507/9.

Kerala, who started their second innings chasing a formidable target of 578 runs, lost wickets in quick succession and were all out for 165. A A Sarvate ripped through the Kerala batting line-up by scalping 6 wickets. Only Salman Nizar, with 64, put up some resistance against the Vidarbha bowlers. 

The scores: Vidarbha 1st Innings: 246 all out 

Kerala 1st innings: 176 all out

Vidarbha 2nd innings: 507/9d

Kerala 2nd innings: 165 all out