The third round of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) is seemingly following the same pattern, joyless innings-short draw or intense drama-filled ending.
Walton Central Zone has shown great improvement from their first innings in the Shaheed Chandu Stadium at Bogra. Four fifties from Ayub, Abdul Mazid, Taibur and Pinak lead them into the mountain top of 393 runs. Ashraful, who is batsman, took lead in bowling for the day.He earned four wickets for 34 rruns, but failed to stop Central Zone run-machine.
In response Islami Bank East Zone started the day not so good, but they hold their ground in the end. After losing two wickets before 3o runs, Ashraful and Mahmudul set themselves and are still on the crease.
Score (Day 2): Central Zone (1st inn.): 118; East Zone (1st inn.): 186; Central Zone (2nd inn.): 393 (Ayub 70, Ashraful 4/34); East Zone (2nd inn.): 71/2 (Ashraful 24*, Mahmudul 23*); East Zone trail by 255 runs.
Meanwhile, At Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, Prime Bank South Zone locked horn with BCB North Zone in a match which only had less than two innings in three days. Like South Zone, North Zone batsmen showed tremendous skills and amass massive score to counter the challenge. Junaid earned a century and Ziaur and Naeem missed their’s at ninties and eighties, respectively. Dhiman also had a fifty. Abdur Razzak was the most successful bowler with three wickets, but for 121 runs.
Score (Day 2): South Zone (1st inn.) – 329; North Zone (1st inn.): 382/7 (Junaid 112, Abdur Razzak 3/121), North Zone lead by 53 runs.