With just the fourth and final day remaining, and still over two more innings to play, the match is headed towards a draw
Liton Das and Yasir Ali were the stars of the show with the bat while Mehedi Hasan was the pick of the bowlers on day three in the first round of the Bangladesh Cricket League.
BCB North Zone started the third day in a strong position where they needed six wickets to take a significant first-innings lead as they scored 445 and Islami Bank East Zone were 125/4 in the first innings at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi.
Middle-order batsman Yasir however, had other ideas and formed a 113-run partnership with Saifuddin to take the score to 269 before the latter departed after scoring 64.
Liton Das and Yasir Ali were the stars of the show with the bat while Mehedi Hasan was the pick of the bowlers on day three in the first round of the Bangladesh Cricket Leaguehttps://t.co/v1izfKFHKf#BCL #LITONDAS #YASIRALI #MEHEDIHASAN #BANGLADESHCRICKET #BCBTIGERS #TIGERS #BCB— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) November 23, 2018
There was yet more resistance from captain Farhad Reza as he remained not out on 55 while Yasir missed out on a century as he got out for 94.
Medium pacer Ebadat Hossain was the best bowler so far for North Zone as he took 3/76 though they managed to take just three wickets all day and East Zone decreased the deficit to just 65 runs with three wickets remaining.
With just the fourth and final day remaining, and still over two more innings to play, the match is headed towards a draw.
7TH BCL, ROUND 1, DAY 3
NORTH ZONE 1ST INNINGS R B
Mizanur retired hurt 63 96
Junaid b Hasan 28 25
Farhad lbw b Jayed 12 41
Naeem b Enamul Jr 137 246
Jahurul c Zakir b Jayed 104 163
Sabbir b Saifuddin 0 7
Ziaur c Zakir b Hasan 29 53
Sanjamul c Zakir b Hasan 5 15
Shariful c Tasamul b Enamul Jr 12 6
Subashish not out 1 3
Ebadat b Hasan 1 2
Extras (b 1, lb 8, nb 12, w 3) 24
Total (112.1 Overs) 445 all out
Fall Of Wickets
1-67 (Junaid), 2-100 (Farhad), 3-339 (Jahurul), 4-378 (Mizanur), 5-383 (Sabbir), 6-404 (Naeem), 7-420 (Sanjamul), 8-437 (Ziaur), 9-443 (Shariful), 10-445 (Ebadat)
Jayed 18-0-81-2, Farhad 10-1-56-0, Hasan 24.1-3-84-4, Saifuddin 21-4-47-1, Enamul Jr 30-4-122-3, Afif 8-0-37-0, Shamsur 1-0-9-0
EAST ZONE 1ST INNINGS R B
Rony c Farhad b Sanjamul 54 98
Shamsur b Sanjamul 24 54
Zakir c Jahurul b Ebadat 5 8
Afif c Ziaur b Ebadat 9 13
Tasamul c Junaid b Ebadat 37 90
Yasir c Jahurul Islam b Subashish 94 129
Saifuddin c Jahurul b Ziaur 64 103
Farhad not out 55 87
Enamul Jr not out 25 59
Extras (b 2, lb 7, nb 2, w 2) 13
Total (106.3 Overs) 380/7
Fall Of Wickets
1-46 (Shamsur), 2-61 (Zakir), 3-73 (Afif), 4-125 (Rony) 5-156 (Tasamul), 6-269 (Saifuddin), 7-317 (Yasir)
Subashish 26-5-113-1, Shariful 11-3-43-0, Ebadat 22-5-76-3, Sanjamul 31-8-78-2, Ziaur 10.3-0-42-1, Naeem 6-1-19-0
East Zone trail by 65 runs