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A rare good day for pacers in BCL

  • Published at 09:29 pm December 6th, 2018
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Central Zone's Shahidul Islam is all smiles with the match-ball during day two of their BCL third round match against East Zone in Bogra Thursday Courtesy

On day two in the third round of the 7th Bangladesh Cricket League, Thursday, Central Zone pacers ruled the roost with right-arm pacer Shahidul Islam recording his second first-class five-wicket haul

A green wicket at Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra has turned into a hunting ground for the pacers as batsmen of both Walton Central Zone and Islami Bank East Zone are feeling the heat.

On day two in the third round of the 7th Bangladesh Cricket League, Thursday, Central Zone pacers ruled the roost with right-arm pacer Shahidul Islam recording his second first-class five-wicket haul. 

In the other game, BCB North Zone left-arm spinner Sanjamul Islam was in the limelight with his 15th five-for of the format, and brought an end to the opposition innings for 329 runs.

Central Zone v East Zone

Batsmen of both teams were struggling as pacers ruled aided by a green wicket. 

East Zone resumed batting in the first innings on day two, but could only post 186 as Shahidul bagged five wickets for 62 runs. 

The right-arm pacer was complemented well by two other pacers in the shape of Shahadat Hossain and Salauddin Sakil and both took two wickets apiece. 

Top-order batsman Mahmudul Hasan’s 41 was the highest score in the East Zone innings as it ended with a 68-run lead.

Later, Central Zone scored 139 runs for two wickets as Abdul Mazid added 67 to the board while opener Pinak Ghosh remained unbeaten on 52 to give his team a 71-run lead at stumps.

7TH BCL, ROUND 3, DAY 2

Central Zone 118 & 139/2 in 39.1 overs (Mazid 67, Pinak 52*) lead East Zone 186 in 52.5 overs (Mahmudul 41, Shahidul 5/62) by 71 runs