North Zone top the table with emphatic victory

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BCB North Zone have sealed a comprehensive innings and 28 runs victory over Islami Bank East Zone on the third day of fifth round of  Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL). Prime Bank South Zone fought back in their second innings against Walton Central Zone on the other match.

Islami Bank East Zone started the day with the overnight score of 110 without loss. But Shoriful Islam and Yeasin Arafat’s shared 8 wickets as East Zone were all out for 217 earlier of the day. Shoriful and Yeasin both claimed 4 wickets each. Trailing by 198 runs, East Zone then batted again after after NortH Zone forced follow-on. This time East Zone were bowled out for 170 in 38.1 overs and lost the match by innings and 28 runs. Sohag Gazi scored the highest knock of 50. Yeasin took 3 wickets for 16. Yeasin was named man of the match for his 7-wicket haul in the match.

Mohammad Mithun and Tushar Imran led the fightback for Prime Bank South Zone on the third day. Prime Bank added 298 more runs to their tally with the expense of 5 wickets. At stumps, Prime Bank scored 348 for 6. Mithun was dismissed after scoring 118 while Tushar scored 88. Mosharaf Hossain bagged 3 wickets for 80.

Match : BCB North Zone vs Islami Bank East Zone

Venue : Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur.

North Zone : 415/10 in 122.3 overs (Jahurul 113, Ariful 101, Shanto 73; Sohag Gazi 4/91, Ashraful 2/67)

East Zone : 217/10 in 63.2 overs (Liton 69, Tasamul 56, Mominul 21; Shoriful 4/33, Yeasin Arafat 4/39, Shafiul 1/50) and 170/10 on 38.1 overs (2nd innings) (f/0) (Sohag Gazi 50, Saifuddin 32, Jaker Ali 16; Yeasin 3/16, Shoriful 3/21, Shafiul 3/28)

Result : BCB North Zone won by innings and 28 runs.

Player of the Match : Yeasin Arafat.

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Match : Prime Bank South Zone vs Walton Central Zone

Venue : Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium, Rajshahi.

South Zone : 191/10 in 49.5 overs (Fazle Mahmud 40, Nurul Hasan 28, Imrul 26; Ebadat 4/32, Mosharraf 4/57, Sakil 2/50) and 348/6 in 83.3 overs (2nd innings) (Mithun 118, Tushar 88, Anamul 45; Mosharraf 3/80, Tanbir 2/61, Ebdat 1/85)

Central Zone : 302/10 in 88.3 overs (Shadman 93, Irfan Sukkur 54, Abdul Majid 44; Razzak 6/106, Nayem Hasan 3/83)