Starting the day on 92/5, North Zone lost Naeem Islam early, as he departed for 30 off the bowling of Shahidul Islam leaving the score at 97/6
Twin fifties from openers Saif Hasan and Nazmul Hossain Shanto gave Walton Central Zone complete control after the third day of their fifth round Bangladesh Cricket League match against BCB North Zone at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi on Thursday.
North Zone scored 146 while Central Zone made 149/1 and have a lead of three runs already with nine wickets in hand.
Starting the day on 92/5, North Zone lost Naeem Islam early, as he departed for 30 off the bowling of Shahidul Islam leaving the score at 97/6.
Captain Jahurul Islam and wicket-keeper Dhiman Ghosh would try to reconstruct the innings but Central Zone’s Robiul Hoque had other ideas as he dismissed Jahurul for 19 with the score on 122/7.
Dhiman would be the next to depart shortly as he was lbw to Arafat Sunny after scoring 17 with the score on 130/8.
Sunny would next get the wicket of Ziaur Rahman for 11, making it 145/9, and he was the most successful bowler for Central Zone with 3/38.
In reply, Saif and Shanto put up a 116-run opening partnership in 33.2 overs before Shanto was dismissed for 67 by Naeem.
Saif then formed a partnership with Abdul Mazid to take the score to a first innings lead as both remained not out on 66 and seven respectively.
7TH BCL, Round 5, DAY 3
CENTRAL ZONE 149/1 in 42 overs (Shanto 67, Saif 66*) lead NORTH ZONE 146 in 56 overs (Junaid 35, Sunny 3/38) by three runs