: J. Sandeep scored a fine century (130, 200b, 16x4, 1x6) as Central Zone secured the first innings lead over North Zone in the ACA under-14 inter-zone tournament league match, which ended in a draw at Mangalagiri on Wednesday.

Sandeep and M. Nova (82), who claimed three wickets earlier, helped Central rally from its overnight score of 16 for four, to post 277 for eight in the allotted 90 overs.

The scores : North Zone 169 for eight drew with Central Zone 277 for eight in 90 overs (J. Sandeep 130, M. Nova 82). Central Zone 3 pts, North Zone 1 pt .

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