Islami Bank East Zone posted a mammoth total of 735 runs losing six wickets, riding on Zakir Hasan’s double century and Yasir Ali and Alok Kapali’s hundreds against Walton Central Zone at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna Monday.
In the other match, BCB North Zone scored 410 against Prime Bank South Zone and at stumps on day two, South Zone registered 125 for the loss of two wickets at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi.
East Zone v Central Zone
Zakir converted his century to a double hundred on day two. The left-hander scored 211 off 320 balls with 23 boundaries. Yasir and Kapali also smashed tons to guide their side to a huge total. Yasir made 132 with a dozen fours and a couple of sixes. Kapali was aggressive at the other end as he scored 165 off just 139 balls with 10 boundaries and nine sixers. Shuvagata Hom took three wickets for Central Zone while Abu Haider Rony took two.
North Zone v South Zone
North Zone ended their innings on 410 all out on day two. Junaid Siddique, who was unbeaten on 82 on day one, eventually made 137 off 239 deliveries with 13 fours and two sixes. Dhiman Ghosh (66) and Taijul Islam (54) struck fifties in the late stage to take North Zone past 400. Veteran spinner Abdur Razzak, who recently claimed 500 first-class wickets in the last match, took six wickets conceding 107 runs in 37 overs. In reply, South Zone finished the day on 125 for two at the close of day two. Imrul Kayes (58) and Tushar Imran (23) were the unbeaten batsmen at the crease. Shahriar Nafees (14) and Soumya Sarkar (29) lost their wickets for South Zone.
735/6d in 164 overs (Zakir 211, Kapali 165*, Yasir 132, Liton 112) v Central Zone
125/2 in 28 overs (Imrul 58*, Soumya 29, Tushar 23*, Shahriar 14) trail North Zone
408 in 106.2 overs (Junaid 137, Mizanur 106, Dhiman 65, Taijul 54) by 283 runs