Rohtak: East Zone entered the final of the Vinod Mankad (under-19) Trophy final on Thursday after being declared winners on the final day by virtue of a first-innings lead against West Zone.
Neither of the teams could play a second innings owing to loss of a full day’s play due to bad weather on Day II.
East, in reply to West’s 162, were 243 for eight when the match was declared completed with the consent the captains even before close of play.
An 80-run stand between Niranjan Behera (39) and Dinesh Mahanta, who made an unbeaten 56, was the highlight of an otherwise dull match. East meet North Zone in the final on Sunday.
West Zone 162. East Zone 243/8 (Niranjan Behera 39, Dinesh Mahanta 56 n.o., Subit Biswal 40; Yusuf Pathan 3/ 36. East won by virtue of a first-innings lead.