South Zone take 21-run lead over North Zone

BCL: South Zone take 21-run lead over North Zone


Dhaka – Prime Bank South Zone took 21-run lead against league leader BCB North Zone scoring 429 for 8 in 114 overs in the first innings on the 3rdday of the four-day first class Bangladesh Cricket League at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Tuesday, featuring two centuries by national opener Imrul Kayes and consistent performer Tushar Imran.Replying to BCB North Zone first innings total 408 runs, Prime Bank South resumed the first innings with overnight 125 for 2 and piled up moderate total featuring two good partnerships in the 3rd and 5th wicket stands.Imrul Kayes pairing with Tushar Imran contributed 143 runs in the 3rd wicket partnership while Al Amin pairing with Nurul Hasan added 84 runs in the 5th wicket stand.Imrul Kayes, who was on batting with 58 runs, hammered a ton scoring 118 runs off 131 deliveries, including 14 fours and six sixes, Tushar Imran, the highest scorer in the first class cricket, scored an unconquered 148 runs off 291 balls, hitting 16 boundaries.Besides, All Amin made 64-ball 46 runs with six fours, Nurul Hasan scored 44-ball 35 runs, including six fours and a six and spinner Abdur Razzak hits 18-ball 19 runs with two fours and a six.National pacer Shafiul Islam and national colored spinner Taijul Islam captured three wickets each giving away 54 and 136 runs respectively.In the day’s other match, replying to Islami Bank East Zone’s mammoth first innings total 735 for 6 declared featuring a double century by Zakir Hasan and two centuries by Yasir Ali and Alok Kapali, Walton Central Zone resumed the first innings with overnight 40 for 1 and scored 352 runs for 7 in 101 overs at stumps on the 3rd day of the four-day affairs at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi on Tuesday.National coloured Raqibul Hasan (85), Shuvagoto Hom (73), Marshall Ayub (65), opener Shadman Islam (56), and Tanvir Hayder (batting 20) and Irfan Sukkur (batting 11) were the main scorers for Central Zone reaching the double figure.National colored all-rounder Shohag Gazi earned a honour of grabbing five wickets for 106 runs while spinner Enamul Haque Junior took two for 80 runs.UNB news agency


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