Sai Praneeth went down 12-21, 8-21 to Olympic champion and former world No.1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the men's singles quarterfinals.
The winners led 1-0 at the half-time break before pumping in six goals in the second period at the Kalyani Stadium.
Kerala's win coupled with Himachal Pradesh's loss at the hands of Uttarakhand lifted them to second spot in Elite Group D with 14 points from five matches.
Openers Will Young and Tom Latham mounted a strong reply for New Zealand who finished day two on 129 for no loss, 216 behind India's first innings total of 345.
Head coach Bino George has named a 22-member squad for the qualifers to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.
Gokulam Kerrala's Manisha Kalyan scored India's lone goal.
Manpreet Singh will lead the 20-member Indian team.
The PVL, sponsored by fantasy game leader A23 and marketed by Baseline Ventures, is scheduled to begin in January, 2022.
Blasters were a pale shadow of the team that showed the right attitude and played fearlessly against ATK Mohun Bagan in the previous match.
The Mumbai right-hander is the first Indian to score a hundred on Test debut after Prithvi Shaw achieved the feat against the West Indies in 2018.
Cummins, 28, becomes only the second specialist fast bowler to take over the Australian captaincy after Ray Lindwall, who led for one Test against India in the mid-1950s.
Maradona's family marked the first anniversary of his death on Thursday by revealing that one of his last wishes was for his remains to be left in a mausoleum where fans can pay homage to the former Argentina great.
Paine, who was the only specialist wicketkeeper named in Australia's 15-man Ashes squad, is likely to be replaced by experienced white-ball wicketkeeper Alex Carey or Josh Inglis, both of whom were named in the recent Australia 'A' squad.
The wicketkeeper-batter was the first player Royals wanted to keep before the retention window closes on November 30, reported ESPNcricinfo.
Sanjay scored a second consecutive hat-trick while Araijeet Singh Hundal too found the net thrice for the defending champions.
Sahal Abdul Samad missed an easy chance for Blasters early in the second half.
Axelsen ended the campaign of Srikanth, beating him 21-14, 21-18 in 37 minutes.
Iyer (75 batting) and Ravindra Jadeja (50 batting) have added 113 for the fifth wicket.
Captain Salman and Ananthakrishnan J added 120 for the fifth wicket in 26 overs.
The middle order batter became the 303rd Test cricketer for India.
Apart from Dhoni, the franchise has retained all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, who played key roles in their title win in IPL 2021.
The 48-year-old former Olympic champion, who set 27 long distance running records, said he felt compelled to join up because Ethiopia's existence was under threat.
PSG also advanced to the last 16 thanks to Leipzig's win over Club Brugge but the loss highlighted their continued problems in finding an effective way to harness their star-studded attack.
Sanjay (15th, 57th, 58th) converted three penalty corners for India while Uttam Singh (10th) scored the other goal for the hosts in the losing cause.
Odisha, who finished bottom last season, have started their campaign with an encouraging victory.
The Blasters had lost their season opener, 2-4 to ATK Mohun Bagan.
In a repeat of last week's Indonesia Masters quarterfinal, Srikanth once again got the better of compatriot HS Prannoy.
It was Kerala's first win from three matches in the six-team Elite Group D.
However, the Versailles court decision is unlikely to affect Benzema's immediate sporting future.
Chelsea claimed a thumping 4-0 victory over Juventus.
"Future husband," the Australian wrote in a caption to a photo posted on Instagram that showed the smiling couple embracing with her engagement ring in full view.
Vlagyimir Koman scored from the spot to give Chennaiyin all three points as Hyderabad were left to rue their wastefulness in front of the goal.
Lakshya Sen fought hard before going down to top seed Kento Momota of Japan.
Only 'halal' meat has been recommended for the Indian cricketers during their stay in Kanpur for the series-opening Test against New Zealand.
It is understood that Shreyas Iyer or Suryakumar Yadav will make Test debut and bat in the middle order.
After bundling out Kerala for 128, J&K achieved the target in 37.4 overs to pocket four points.
Taking to Twitter, the ICC wrote, "The greatest moustache in cricket history? Happy birthday, Merv Hughes!"
Amnesty International's China researcher Alkan Akad told Reuters the video call did little to ease fears over Peng's wellbeing.
Kohli will be back at the helm for the second Test starting in Mumbai on December 3.
Being captain was the one thing that guaranteed the 36-year-old selection and he now faces a challenge to prove he deserves a spot behind the stumps.
Alvarez has previously described the relationship in media interviews as consensual, but also said that Maradona had at least on one occasion forced himself upon her.
Vishnu, who is known for big-hitting, has boosted his IPL prospects with a sensational knock against Tamil Nadu in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Tendulkar shared a lighter video on his Twitter account in which two children were seen playing cricket along with a dog.