Ernakulam: Central Zone was in command against KCA XI at stumps on the first day of the Under-16 inter-zone cricket match at the KRL ground on Tuesday.

Nibu Jose took five for 42 as Central Zone dismissed KCA XI for 154 in the first innings. Central Zone in reply was 85 for four at stumps.

The scores: KCA XI 154 in 42.5 overs (Mohd. Famiz 59, Nibu Jose five for 42) v Central Zone 85 for four in 45 overs

North Zone 185 in 83.3 overs (Abhijit 45, Vaishak Chandran three for 41, Ashok Chandran three for 21) v South Zone 69for three in 14.5 overs.

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