Bangladesh Cricket League
Anamul, Nurul, Mahedi hit tons for South zone
|| CF Correspondent ||
The second round of the ongoing Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) started on Friday as Anamul Haque Bijoy, Nurul Haque and Mahedi Hasan hit centuries for BCB South Zone against East zone
BCB South Zone took on Islami Bank East Zone at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground in Cox's Bazar. They won the toss and sent South Zone to bat first.
South Zone lost Shahriar Nafees for one run and within 16 runs they lost two more wickets. All of these three wickets were taken by right-arm medium pacer Rejaur Rahman. They lost the fourth wicket when Al Amin was removed by Saqlain Sajib for 18 runs.
South Zone were struggling after losing four wickets for 61 runs. However, in the fifth wicket partnership, Anamul and Nurul added 190 runs on the board and saved the day.
Anamul fell for 129 off 155 balls with 14 fours and four sixes. In the sixth wicket, South Zone added 175 runs with the help of Nurul and Mahedi who scored 112 off 85 balls with 10 fours and eight sixes before falling prey to Hasan Mahmud.
Nurul remained unbeaten for 155 off 220 balls with 19 fours and three sixes. Along with him, Farhad Reza also remained unbeaten for nine.
South Zone ended day one at 443 for six wickets in 87 overs. They scored at an astonishing run-rate of 5.09.
Rejaur took three wickets conceding 79 runs in 13 overs while Hasan Mahmud and Saqlain Sajib took one wicket each.
Brief score: South Zone 1st innings: 443/6 in 87 overs, Nurul 155*, Bijoy 129, Mahedi 112, Rejaur 3/79, Hasan Mahmud 1/73
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