Manipal, Jan 1 (IANS) South Zone runners-up Jain University, Bangalore, prevailed over North Zone winners Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) by three wickets in a quarter-final match of the All-India Inter-Zone University Cricket here at the Manipal Institute of Technology ground Tuesday.
In the other two quarter-finals, South Zone champions University of Madras went down to North Zone runners-up Jamia Millia Islamia by eight wickets at the Manipal University ground one while Bombay University had no difficulty in disposing of API Rewa University, East Zone runners-up, by 76 runs at the MGM College ground.
Heavy showers overnight rendered the second Manipal University ground unplayable so the match between West Zone runners-up Jiwaji University and East Zone winners Jainpuri University will be played Wednesday. The other three quarter-final matches had a late start, with reduced number of overs.
According to the draw, the semi-finals were to start Wednesday but as one quarter-final was rescheduled, the managers of the affected teams in the upper half agreed to play the semi-final of 50 overs instead of two days and 90 overs.
Teams in the lower half, however, will follow the two-day 90-over format in the other semi-final in which Bombay play Jamia Millia.
Jain University Tuesday moved into the semi-finals with a three-wicket win over AMU and will await the winners of the quarter-final between Jainpuri University and Jiwaji.
AMU scored 183/9 in 40 overs and Jain took 49 overs to achieve their target.
At MIT: Jain University beat Aligarh Muslim University by three wickets. AMU 183 for 9 in 40 overs ( Yassir Kaleem 29, Taha Ali 27, Rohit Saini 24, Vipin Kumar 44, Danish Ali 22. Shashindra 2 for 23, Majid 2 for 35). Jain University 184 for 7 in 39 overs ( Gaurav Goel 32, Liyan Khan 65 n.o. Kaunaian Abbas 34, Nihal Ullal 34 n.o.. Meraj Ahmad 2 for 34, Rohit Saini 2 for 36).
At Manipal University Ground 1: Jamia Millia beat University of Madras by eight wickets. U of Madras 145 all out in 30 overs ( Jaya Chandra 24, R Rohith 34, Vasanth 32, Kiran 13 n.o. Abhay Negi 2 for 2, Atif Ahmad 2 for 29, Ashish Chopra 2 for 31 Mayank Vasisht 2 for 28). Jamia 146 for two in 25.5 overs ( Amit Verma 42, Parveen Singh Yadav 50 n.0, Shivam Sharma 35 n.o.).
At MGM College Ground: Bombay University beat API Rewa by 76 runs. Bombay U 214 all out in 36.4 overs ( Jaideep Pardesi 83 and Shashank Singh 70. Ankit Singh 2 for 25, Anil Singh 2 for 38, Naveen Tewari 3 for 43 and Rohit Singh 2 for 53). API Rewa 138 all out in 31 overs ( Arif Khan 18, Ankit Singh 14, Ajay Tewari 17, Shashank Tewari 27, Naveen Tewari 11, Rakesh Yadav 21 and Anil singh 15. Sagar Gorivale 5 for 21 and Saurabh 2 for 38).