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North Zone off to good start

  • Published at 10:06 pm December 12th, 2018
Rony
Rony Talukdar

BCB North Zone produced a strong reply at 178/2 in reply to the big 466-run first innings score by Islami Bank East Zone at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Cricket Stadium in Rajshahi

Tushar Imran was once again among runs as he scored 78 on the second day of the fourth round of the Bangladesh Cricket League to help his team Prime Bank South Zone take a 48-run lead at 309/5 against Walton Central Zone, who scored 261 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium in Chittagong Wednesday.

In the other match, BCB North Zone produced a strong reply at 178/2 in reply to the big 466-run first innings score by Islami Bank East Zone at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Cricket Stadium in Rajshahi.

East Zone v North Zone

Starting the day at 354/3, overnight centurion Rony Talukdar was the first to depart after adding just two runs to his tally after being dismissed by Ebadat Hossain for 185. 

The other overnight centurion Mohammad Ashraful held his end while quick wickets – Tasamul Haque for 19 and Mahidul Islam Ankon for 10 – fell at the other end. 

Ashraful would be the next to depart for 136 with the score at 431/8. 

Taijul Islam showed some late order fight scoring 37 but North Zone managed to keep the total below 500, a score which seemed very likely at the beginning of the day. 

The pick of the bowlers were Sanjamul Islam, who took 5/115, while Ebadat and Sohag Gazi took 2/95 and 2/74 respectively.

In reply, North Zone started strong with Jahurul Islam and Junaid Siddique both getting fifties – 65 and 51 – respectively before being dismissed. 

Abu Jayed and Enamul Haque Jr took a wicket apiece.

7TH BCL, ROUND 4, DAY 2

North Zone 178/2 in 54 overs (Jahurul 65, Junaid 51) trail East Zone 466 in 120.1 overs (Rony 185, Ashraful 136) by 288 runs