Saturday, September 22, 2018 | ePaper
East Zone trailing by 308 runs against South Zone
Islami Bank East Zone were trailing by 308 runs in the first innings against Prime Bank South Zone after the 2nd day of the four-day 4th round match of the 6th Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
In reply to Prime Bank South Zone's 403 runs in the first innings, Islami Bank East Zone scored 95 for 3 in 33 overs after the 2nd day's play.
Prime Bank South Zone resumed the first innings in the morning with overnight score of 299 for 7 featuring 130 runs by veteran all-rounder Tushar Imran and were all out for 403 runs in 104.4 overs, despite 63 and unbeaten 44 runs by two lower order batsmen Delwar Hossain and Nurul Hasan.
Earlier, sent in to bat first on Tuesday, Prime Bank South Zone faced an initial batting collapse losing two national coloured openers -- Anamul Haque (6) and Shahriar Nafees (17) -- cheaply for 44 runs in 16.4 overs, but former national cricketer Tushar Imran pairing with one down Fazle Mahmud repaired the early damage scoring 165 runs in the 3rd wicket stand enabling the team to score a fighting total.
Number four batsman Tushar Imran, who regained his rhythm in the season, hammered a polished innings of 130 runsoff 221 balls featuring 15 fours and one six while Fazle Mahmud contributed 161-ball 89 runs, hitting 11 fours and a six.
Top order national coloured batsman Mohammad Mithun made a patient 56-ball 22 runs with three hits to the fence.
Khaled Mahmud, who grabbed two wickets for 67 runs on Tuesday, finally grabbed four wickets for 84 runs while Mohammad Saifuddin and Abu Jayed claimed two wickets each giving away 67 and 90 runs respectively.
In reply, Islami Bank East Zone opened the first innings in the afternoon and scored 95 for 3 in 33 overs with opener Liton Das contributing unbeaten 60 runs off 104 balls with the help of seven boundaries.
Besides, another opener Afif Hossain scored 22-ball 14 runs hitting three fours while former national skipper Mohammad Ashraful made a patient 59-ball 12 runs with boundary.
Kamrul Islam Rabbi picked up two wickets for 33 runs while veteran spinner Abdur Razzak took one for 22 runs.