Manipal, Jan 2 (IANS) West Zone runners-up Jiwaji University scored a narrow 15-run win over East Zone winners Vir Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, to enter the semi-finals of the All-India Inter-Zone University cricket tournament at the Manipal Institute of Technology ground here Wednesday.
Jiwaji now take on Jain University, Bangalore, for a place in the final against the winner of the match between Bombay University and Jamia Millia, Delhi.
Jiwaji had a fight on their hands against VBS Purvanchal. Despite scoring 198 in 49 overs, they had to sweat it out because the East Zone winners fought hard.
At MIT Ground: Jiwaji University beat VBS, Purvanchal University Jaunpur by 15 runs.
Jiwaji University 198 all out in 49 overs (Bharat Anant 51, Sohrab Dhaliwal 21, Ravi Sikarwar 47, Ashish Savita 22, Rajesh Tomar 30; Gulab Nishad 2 for 22, Praveen Dubey 2 for 35)
VBS Puravanchal, Jaunpur 183 all out in 47.4 overs (Nishant Rai 17, Praveen Dubey 57, Gulab Nishad 36, Mahendra Jaiswal 24, Amit Yadav 16; Rajesh Tomar 2 for 18, Sohrab Dhaliwal 3 for 41 Pawan Dhakad 2 for 28).