Wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das registered a double century to put East Zone in the driving seat against Central Zone on the second day of round one in the ongoing Bangladesh Cricket League 2016-17 yesterday.
Liton, who started on his overnight score of 60, faced 241 balls and scored 219, hitting 26 boundaries and four over-boundaries.
Central Zone v East Zone, Bogra
Liton boosted East Zone but failures by the other batsmen saw the side manage only a 143-run lead in the first innings. At stumps on day two, Central Zone trail by 78 runs with nine wickets remaining.
East Zone resumed the day on 95 runs without loss. The side however, failed to resist the Central bowling attack, led by Shuvagata Hom’s five-wicket haul. Opening batsman Mehedi Maruf’s 41 was the second best figure for East Zone.
Later, Central Zone posted 65 runs on the board in the second innings in 18 overs. Both openers Shamsur Rahman and Raqibul Hasan, batting at number three, were unbeaten on 29 runs each.
North Zone v South Zone, Sylhet
Riding on Naeem Islam’s unbeaten 176 runs, North Zone, at stumps on day two, posted 474 runs losing seven wickets in the first innings against South Zone. North Zone resumed the innings on 210 for three and continued building, propelled by Naeem, who began the day on an unbeaten 54. The right-handed batsman faced 457 balls and stroked 12 boundaries and two sixes. Sohrawardi Shuvo added a 132-ball 57 to the tally with the help of four boundaries. Veteran South Zone spinner Abdur Razzak picked up three wickets.