North defeated South by 109 runs in the under-25 inter-zone cricket tournament at here on Tuesday.

North, which conceded a first innings lead of 46, set a victory target of 162 for South. However, the North bowlers Shanib (four for eight) and Akshay (three for 19) bundled out South for 52.

The scores: North 112 & 207 in 52.5 overs (Azharudeen 43, Shakir 33, Mithun four for 37, Deepak four for 83) bt South 158 & 52 in 19.3 overs (Shanib four for eight, Akshay three for 19).

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