During the second day of two Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) matches today, batters demonstrated a powerful response.
In Sylhet, two decisive blows from Mominul Haque and Parvez Hossain Emon solidified the East Zone’s lead over the North Zone, while two hard-hitting fifties from Naeem Islam and Mahidul Islam Ankon ensured that the Central Zone-South Zone match was well-positioned in Mirpur.
North was 117 runs down after the conclusion of the second innings at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, where they were 67 for three.
Earlier in the day, after the game had resumed at 122 for two, Parvez, one of the overnight hitters, failed to reach his hundred after a 200-ball stay by ten runs, but Mominul went on to score his 28th first-class century.
After 117 deliveries, the former captain of Bangladesh blasted 11 boundaries and two sixes. In response to North’s 108, Shahadat Hossain scored 56 to lead East to a formidable 352 in their first innings.
With a four-for, Nahid Rana continued to be the best bowler, while Hasan Murad took three wickets for North.
Naeem’s team-high 89 and Mahidul’s 66 helped Central rally from a shaky 54 for four to 248 all out in their opening innings at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Naeem narrowly missed out on a second straight century, but he held the innings from his end and was the final batter to go out as Central took a commanding 34-run lead. The veteran was building on his score of 22 from the previous night.
South, who were down to 47 for three at stumps, would play cautiously today after taking three wickets apiece from Sumon Khan and Nayeem Hasan.