The situation could have been worse for Central, were it not for a fighting century from Marshall
A total of 24 wickets fell on the first day of round three of the Bangladesh Cricket League, with North Zone’s Mushfiqur Rahim and Central Zone’s Marshall Ayub scoring centuries to prop up their sides in the first innings of their respective matches.
Mushfiq scored a quick-fire 140 off 157 deliveries to take North to 272 all out against East Zone, while Marshall scored a more measured 116 off 186 balls to take Central to 235 all out against South Zone.
The South bowlers put in a team performance to restrict Central to just 235 in their first innings.
The situation could have been worse for Central, were it not for a fighting century from Marshall.
A total 24 wickets fell on the 1st day of round three of the @BCBtigers Bangladesh Cricket League with North Zone’s @mushfiqur15 and Central Zone’s Marshall Ayub scoring centuries to prop up their sides in the first innings of their respective matcheshttps://t.co/HJtItoASpv#BCB— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) February 14, 2020
Central were on 37/3 when he came to the crease, and the score was 212 when he was finally dismissed as the second to last batsman for his side.
South all-rounder Mahedi Hasan was the top wicket-taker for his side with three, while Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam and Nasum Ahmed chipped in with two each and Farhad Reza got one.
In the South’s first innings, opener Shahriar Nafees (10) was bowled out by seamer Irfan Hossain while No 3 batsman Irfan Sukkur (three) was run out to leave them on 29/2 at stumps on day one.
8TH BCL, ROUND 3, DAY 1
SOUTH ZONE 29/2 in nine overs (Anamul 13*, Shahriar 10) trail CENTRAL ZONE 235 in 82.2 overs (Marshall 116, Mahedi 3/78) by 206 runs