Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB) – League leader Walton Central Zone were leading by 71 runs against Islami Bank East Zone in the 2nd innings on the 2nd day of the four-day 3rd round match of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) at Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogura on Thursday.
Replying to Walton Central Zone’s first innings total of 118 runs, Islami Bank East Zone resumed the first innings with their overnight score of 37 for 1 and finally were all out for 186 runs in 52.5 overs,
Opener Shamsur Rahman, who was on batting with 9 runs, scored 26 runs off 67 balls hitting four boundaries, another night watch batsman Mahmudul Hasan (9) contributed 101-ball 41 runs featuring six fours while number six Mahidul Islam Akond made 42-ball 34 runs featuring seven boundaries.
Besides, captain Farhad Reza scored 33-ball 27 runs, including five fours, while tail-ender Abu Jayed made 15-ball 14 runs with the help of three fours for East Zone.
Shahidul Islam grabbed five wickets for 62 runs while Salahuddin Shakil and Shahadat Hossain took two wickets each conceding 35 and 67 runs respectively.
In reply, Walton Central Zone opened the 2nd innings and scored 139 runs for 2 in 39.1 overs with opener Pinak Ghosh in batting on 52 runs after the departure of Rakin Ahmed (17) and Abdul Mazid (67).
Hasan Mahmud and Mohammad Ashraful picked up one wicket each.
In the other BCL match, Prime Bank South Zone resumed the first inning with overnight score of 280 for 9 and were all out for 329 in 108.4 overs against BCB North Zone on the 2nd day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Thursday.
Mahedi Hasan, who was on batting with 23 runs, contributed 63 runs off 90 deliveries with eight boundaries while another overnight batsman Kamrul Islam Rabbi (4) made 67-ball 13 runs, including a boundary.
Slow left arm orthodox bowler Sunzamul Islam made the major damage to the Prime Bank South Zone innings taking five wickets for 87 runs.
Inn reply, BCB North Zone opened the first innings and scored 136 for 2 in 71 overs at the end of the 2nd day to trail by 193 runs with eight wickets in hand.
National coloured opener Junaid Siddiqui (not out 70) and two down Naeem Islam (not out 62) were in batting when the bails were drawn for the 2nd day.