PALAKKAD: K. Sreenath scored an unbeaten 51 as Central Zone made 224 for five in the allotted 70 overs against North on the opening day of the Kerala State under-14 inter-zone cricket championship at the Fort Ground here on Wednesday.

In reply, North finished the first day of the two-dayer at 48 for three.

The scores: Central 224 for five in 70 overs (K. Sreenath 51 n.o., Ankush Harikrishnan 42, Albin Alias 34, Anand Joseph 32, Vishnu three for 37) v North 48 for three in 30 overs.

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