BCL: East Zone score 293/3 against North Zone, Afif hits century

BCL: East Zone score 293/3 against North Zone, Afif hits century

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Dhaka – East Zone made a solid start in the first class Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) scoring 293 runs for 3 in 90 overs against North Zone in the first innings on the first day of the four-day affairs at Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Saturday.Batting first after winning the toss, East Zone made the flying start scoring 197 runs in the opening stand by Afif Hossain and Imtiaz HossainOpener Afif Hossain made his maiden century on his first class debut contributing 105 runs off 171 balls hitting 14 fours and two sixes while Imtiaz Hossain contributed 81 runs off 148 balls hitting eight fours and two sixes.Besides, one down batsman Tasamul Haque (34), Zakir Hasan (48) and Yasir Ali (not out 10) were the other notable scorers for East Zone.Yasir Arafat claimed two wickets for 34 runs while Nasir Hossain took one for 30 runs.In the day’s other match at BKSP ground-3, South Zone scored 260 runs for all in 83.5 overs in the first innings against Central Zone on the first day of the four-day league.Right-arm off break bowler Shuvagata Hom picked up six wickets for 91 runs for the Central Zone while Abu Haider Ronny and Sharifullah took two wickets each to restrict their opponent.Sent to bat first, Central Zone lost three early wickets of Fazle Mahmud (14), Shahriar Nafees (19) and Anamul Haque (10) within 51 runs in 19.4 overs.Later, former national cricketer Tushar Imran paired with Mohammad Mithun contributed 61 runs in the 4th wicket stand to repair the primary damages.Number four batsman Tushar Imran hammered 81 runs off 168 balls with eleven fours while Mohammad Mithun scored 42 runs off 62 balls featuring four boundaries.Besides, lower order Shohag Gazi (43) and middle order Al Amin (30) were the other main scorers for South Zone. In reply, Central Zone opened the first innings and scored four runs for no loss in four overs before the closing of the day’s play.UNB

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