Palakkad defeated Idukki by seven wickets in the Central Zone under-22 inter-district cricket tournament at the Fort Maidan, here on Tuesday.

Idukki, which started 99 runs in arrears, didn't fare any better in the second innings and was dismissed for 143. Krishna Kumar (four for 19), Anwar (three for 25) did the damage with the ball. Needing 44 for a win, Palakkad reached the target for the loss of three wickets.

Match drawn

The Thrissur-Ernakulam match in Central Zone ended in a draw with Thrissur taking the honours for the first innings lead.

In South Zone matches at Kottayam, the Thiruvananthapuram-Alappuzha encounter ended in a draw.

The highlight of the last day's play was Shajan Salim's century (143).

The Kollam-Pathanamthitta match also ended in a draw

Anfal scores century

In North Zone matches at Thalassery, Kasargod took the honours against Kannur. Anfal struck a century as Kasaragod took a massive first innings lead.

But defiant second innings batting enabled Kannur to draw the match.

The Wayanad-Malappuram match was called off due to rain.

The scores:

Central Zone: Idukki 119 & 143 in 35 overs (Santu Jose 53, Krishnakumar four for 19, Anwar three for 25) lost to Palakkad 218 in 68 overs (Subramanian 52, Ajith Babu 48, Hari Prasanth 48, Santu Jose three for 52) & 49 for three in 16.5 overs.

Thrissur 94 & 167 in 90 overs (Akhil Haran 81) drew with Ernakulam 76 & 23 for five in six overs (Sandeep Warrier three for eight).

South Zone:

Thiruvananthapuram 205 & 321 in 59.5 overs (Shajan Salim 143, Monish 70, Jithin Ramachandran 52) drew with Alappuzha 188 in 52 overs (Deepak Muarli five for 56).

Kollam 292 & 198 in 55 overs (Aneesh 54, Shiraz Khan 45, Vineeth five for 60, Rintu Joseph four for 79) drew with Pathanamthitta 100 in 42.5 overs (Sreerag five for 24).

North Zone:

Kannur 131 & 177 for five in 40 overs (Fawaz 52 n.o., Rahul Sasi 39) drew with Kasaragod 316 in 69 overs (Anfal 119, Akshaya 78, Shahseem five for 95).

Wayanad 230 in 57.4 overs (Vishnu 85, Unnikrishnan 50, M.S. Arjun seven for 42) drew with Malappuram ( match called off due to rain) .

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