Marshall Ayub’s 16th first-class ton and Mosharraf Hossain’s unbeaten half-century guided Walton Central Zone to a huge total against BCB North Zone on day two of round four of the Bangladesh Cricket League Wednesday.
In the other game of the franchise-based four-day tournament, Islami Bank East Zone trail Prime Bank South Zone by 308 runs in a rain-interrupted affair. Delwar Hossain and Liton Das struck fifties for South Zone and East Zone respectively.
Central Zone v North Zone
Marshall’s 132 and Mosharraf’s undefeated 83 in his 100th first-class match saw Central Zone stretch their first innings score to 529 for the loss of all wickets in 174.1 overs at Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra.
Central Zone resumed the day on 249/3 in 90 overs and riding on Marshall and Mosharraf’s heroics, the side produced the massive score. North Zone’s Ariful Haque picked up four wickets conceding 79 runs in 30 overs.
Later, North Zone batted out one over in the remainder of the day, remaining scoreless and not losing a wicket.
South Zone v East Zone
South Zone resumed day two on 299/7 in 87.1 overs and took their total to 403 all-out in 104.4 overs. At stumps, East Zone trail by 308 runs in the first innings at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
South Zone’s innings was propelled by Delwar’s 63 and unbeaten 44 from captain-cum-wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan. East Zone’s Khaled Ahmed bagged four wickets while Abu Jayed and Saifuddin notched two scalps each.
Later, East Zone batted 33 overs amid rain delay and posted 95 losing three wickets in 33 overs. In-form opener Liton remained unbeaten on 60 while South Zone’s Kamrul Islam Rabbi took two wickets for 33 runs.
BCL, ROUND 4, DAY 2
95/3 in 33 overs (Liton 60*, Kamrul 2/33) trail South Zone
403 in 104.4 overs (Tushar 130, Fazle 89) by 308 runs
0/0 in one over trail Central Zone
529 in 174.1 overs (Marshall 132, Shadman 107) by 529 runs