Abir Rayhan
Both matches in Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) third round ended in draw. The intensely competitive match between Walton Central Zone and Islami Bank East Zone at Shaheed Chandu Stadium at Bogra eventually finished as draw. Ashraful and Mahmudul from East Zone did their job. Mahmudul scored a ton and Ashraful achieved a half-century. But others were failure. None of them crossed even forty. Nevertheless, East Zone was very close to winning, only six run lag behind from the winning target, with three wickets remaining in hand. But unfortunately for them, the day had come to an end. Shahidul from Central Zone took three for
Meanwhile, at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, thye match between Prime Bank South Zone and BCB North Zone was definitely headed towards a innings-short draw. And that’s exactly what happened. Nort Zone added only 12 runs before they lost their wickets this day. Abdur Razzak were tremendously successful, he only gave five more runs to take three more wickets, the rest of the batting order of North Zone. In their second innings, South Zone batsmen do their job with responsibility and skill. Three fifties from Al-Amin, Anamul and Mahedi gave them a honorable score of 248, in exchange of only five wickets. Ebadat took two, but gave only 27 runs. But, it was the ending day of the match and North Zone couldn’t even take to the field for their second innings before it all ended.
Score (Day 4): Central Zone (1st inn.) – 118; East Zone (1st inn.) – 186; Central Zone (2nd inn.) – 393; East Zone (2nd inn.) – 320/7 (Mahmudul 135, Shahidul 3/73); Match drawn.
Score (Day 4): South Zone (1st inn.) – 329; North Zone (1st inn.) – 394 (Junaid 112, Abdur Razzak 6/126), South Zone (2nd inn.) – 248/5 (Al-Aminl 75, Ebadat 2/27); Match drawn.