North Zone stay top despite rain-affected draw

File photo: Shamsur Rahman top-scored for Central Zone with 103 in the first innings © BCB

North Zone remained on top of the Bangladesh Cricket League table despite a rain-affected draw against East Zone in Bogra. All four days were marred by showers, with no play possible at all on the second and fourth.

Batting first, East Zone were bowled out for 214, with Tasamul Haque top scoring with 45 and Liton Das contributing 43. Sunzamul Islam took three wickets, while Subashis Roy, Mahmudul Hasan and Nasir Hossain shared two scalps each. North Zone had made 59 for 3 at the end of the third day, with Abul Hasan helping himself to two wickets.

There were more overs bowled in the other game, but Central Zone and South Zone still did not have enough time to force an outright result in Rajshahi.

Central Zone, batting first, were bundled out for 381, with Shamsur Rahman making 103 and Sharifullah and Shuvagata Hom getting 91 and 83 respectively. Abdur Razzak took five wickets for South Zone.

In reply, South Zone were bowled out for 246 with only Mohammad Mithun (78) providing a score of substance. Sharifullah took four wickets while Shuvagata and Shahidul Islam picked up three each. Central Zone got to 45 for 1 in their second innings, but with the entire second day washed out, the draw was never really in question.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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