Mahedi took three top order wickets as Central Zone’s Shadman Islam (23), Pinak Ghosh (10) and Abdul Mazid (26) were dismissed with the score at 63/3
South Zone are in a strong position to win the game against Central Zone thanks to the all-round efforts of Mahedi Hasan where he scored 46 runs and then took 3/44 in the third day of their Bangladesh Cricket League’s round four match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chittagong.
The day started with South Zone in a solid position at 309/5 with a first innings lead, but Central Zone fought back to take the remaining five wickets for just 88 runs. Raqibul Hasan was the first batsman to go after scoring 65 and the team total at 325/6.
Mahedi held up one end as wickets fell at the other with Nahidul Islam (6), Abdur Razzak (19) and Kamrul Islam Rabbi (0), all losing their wickets and the score was 376/9 at that point. Mahedi was the last to be dismissed with the team’s score at 397. Arafat Sunny was the pick for the Central Zone bowlers as he took 4/122.
In reply, Mahedi took three top order wickets as Central Zone’s Shadman Islam (23), Pinak Ghosh (10) and Abdul Mazid (26) were dismissed with the score at 63/3. Marshall Ayub would be the next batsman out for 17 but captain
Shuvagata Hom played a steady innings of 55 not out from 114 deliveries to give his side a lead.
The last and fifth Central Zone batsman do be dismissed was Taibur Rahman for 33 as the day ended with the score at 180/5 and a lead of 44 runs.
7TH BCL, RD 4, DAY 3
CENTRAL ZONE 180/5 in 65 overs (Shuvagata 55*) and 261 in 97.4 overs (Taibur 68, Shadman 60) lead SOUTH ZONE 397 all out in 105.2 overs (Tushar 78, Anamul 77) by 44 runs