Yasir hits career-best knock as North Zone takes lead

Dhaka, Sunday   05 April 2020


Yasir hits career-best knock as North Zone takes lead

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:59 PM, 16 February 2020   Updated: 08:09 PM, 16 February 2020

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Yasir Ali enjoyed his maiden call up in Bangladesh’s squad for lone Test against Zimbabwe, hitting his career-best 165-run knock on the third day of the third round of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar, ground-2 on Sunday.

Thanks to his knock, Islami Bank East Zone piled up 331, before being all out in their first innings. That, however, gave them a 59-run lead against North Zone in the first innings.

However, before the bails were drawn, North Zone reached 145-5, taking an overall 86-run lead. Mushfiqur Rahim was batting on 23 with Mahidul Islam Ankan on 22. North Zone’s fate however will depend on the duo as the lead is not daunting still.

Left-arm spinner Sunzamul Islam snapped up 7-115 but his bowling couldn’t torment Yasir much.

Resuming the day on 261-7, East Zone could add just 70 runs to their overnight total.

Sunzamul however got the better of Yasir after he struck 17 fours and two sixes in his 165 off 318.

Captain Imrul Kayes made 76 while Nayeem Hasan was the other notable scorer with 31. Apart from Sunzamul’s seven-for, Naeem Islam snared 3-75.

North Zone fell in trouble initially with Hasan Mahmud rattling the stump of Rony Talukdar for 5.

The likes of Junaid Siddiqur (36), Naeem Islam (35) got the start but couldn’t carry on. Nayeem Hasan ended on 2-58 while Hasan Mahmud had figures of 1-39.