Visakhapatnam: Dhawal Kulkarni returned with a four-wicket haul after Cheteshwar Pujara (60) and Yusuf Pathan (70) hit half-centuries to guide West Zone to a 42-run victory over Central Zone in the second semi-final of the Deodhar Trophy, here, on Tuesday.
Electing to bat, West posted a competitive 233 for nine in their stipulated 50 overs at the ACA-VDCA Stadium here.
They then dismissed Central for 191 in 44.3 overs to set up a summit clash with North Zone on Thursday.
Chasing 234 to win, Central were struggling at 15 for two in four overs when Shalabh Shrivastava stepped up. He played a patient knock of 65 off 115 balls and hit seven boundaries.