Mahmudul Hasan (23 not out) and Mohammad Ashraful (24 not out) took the innings to 71/2 before the close of play, 255 runs away from victory
A Junaid Siddique century guided BCB North Zone to a first-innings lead against Prime Bank South Zone at the end of day three in the Bangladesh Cricket League.
In the other game, Walton Central Zone are eight wickets away from achieving a victory over Islami Bank East Zone after putting on 393 runs on the board with fifties from five of their batsmen at Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra.
Central Zone v East Zone
Central Zone began the day with Pinak Ghosh batting on 52 and the score on 139/2.
He would be the first to be dismissed after adding one more run to his tally by Mohammad Ashraful.
Ashraful bagged the best figure for East Zone with 4/34.
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Marshall Ayub would take the innings further to 270 before being dismissed by Abu Jayed for 70.
The fourth half century in the innings came from Taibur Rahman as he made 59 and took the score to 307.
There was further resistance from the Central Zone tail as Shahidul Islam scored the fifth fifty of the innings, and remained not out before his team were all out for 393.
Given a challenging target of 326, East Zone lost both their openers Rony Talukder (12) and Shamsur Rahman (11) with the score on 25.
From there, Mahmudul Hasan (23 not out) and Ashraful (24 not out) took the innings to 71/2 before the close of play, 255 runs away from victory.
7TH BCL, ROUND 3, DAY 3
CENTRAL ZONE 118 & 393 in 95.4 overs (Marshall 70, Ashraful 4/34) lead EAST ZONE 186 & 71/2 in 23 overs (Ashraful 24*, Mahmudul 23*) by 255 runs