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South Zone lead by 369 runs against East Zone in BCL

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Title contender and also the league leader Prime Bank South Zone led by 369 runs against second slot holder in the points table Islami Bank East Zone on the third day in their four-day final round of the Bangladesh Cricket League at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday.
In the day's play, Islami Bank East Zone resumed the first innings with overnight score of 159 runs for 3 wickets in 50 overs and piled up the scored to 247 runs for all in 83.3 overs with number seven Abul Hasan scoring 50 runs off 82 balls featuring eight fours and one six on the third day.
Overnight opener Sadman Islam who scored 86 runs for the side on the second day finished his innings adding just one runs. Sadman's 87 runs came off 193 balls involving 13 runs.
Another overnights batsman cum skipper Alok Kapali also failed to stay long as he added 2 runs with his previous score, was out for 20 runs, while number six Asif Ahmed (22) was the other player able to touch the double digit mark on the third day.
National star spinner Shohag Gazi captured four wickets for 62 runs in the first innings and Al Amin Hossain grabbed three wickets conceding 45 runs. Veteran national spinner cum skipper Abdur Razzak took two wickets for 73 runs in the innings while Mustafizur Rahman took one wicket for 41 runs.
Prime Bank South Zone (385 runs in the first innings) opened the second innings on the third day with an advantages of 138 runs lead and raised the lead margin to 369 runs scoring 231 runs for 4 wickets at stumps in 54 overs, spurred by an unbeaten fifth stand of 92 runs in 19 overs between Soumya Sarker and Mosaddek Hossain.
Soumya's team highest unbeaten 75 runs off 101 balls on the day involved seven fours and three sixes while opening batsman Anamul Haque played out 70 runs innings that came off 114 balls with 11 fours.  Mosaddek was batting on scoring 43 runs off 58 balls with two fours and three sixes while Shahrier Nafees hit 29 runs off 25 balls with six fours. Mithun (10) was the other scorers for the side.
Abu Jayed grabbed tow wicket for 48 runs while Abul Hasan and Nazmul Apu took one wicket each conceding 14 and 58 runs respectively.
Brief score:
Prime Bank South Zone first innings: 385 for all in 109.2 overs; Shahriar Nafees 96, Mohammad Mithun 95, Imrul Kayes 56, Anamul Haque 39, Abdur Razzak 35, Abul Hasan 3/31, Nazmul Apu 3/78, Ahmed Sadikur 2/83, Alok Kapali 1/10, Kamrul Islam Rabbi 1/61.
Prime Bank South Zone second innings: 231 for 4, at stumps, in 54 overs; Soumya Sarker batting 75, Anamul Haque 70, Mosaddek Hossain batting 43, Shahriar Nafees 29, Mithin 10, Abu Jayed 2/48, Abul Hasan 1/14, Nazmul Apu 1/58.
Islami Bank East Zone first innings: 247 for all in 83.3 overs (overnight 159/3 in 50 overs); Shadman Islam 87, Abul Hasan 50, Liton Kumar 38, Asif Ahmed 22, Alok Kapali 20, Shohag Gazi 4/62, Al Amin Hossain 3/45, Abdur Razzak 2/73, Mustafizur Rahman 1/41.

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