A high-scoring draw in Rajshahi, between Central Zone and East Zone, closed out this season’s Bangladesh Cricket League. Liton Das and Abdul Mazid struck double centuries while Shadman Islam, Afif Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin made hundreds.
Batting first, Central Zone posted 546 with Mazid making 205 off 246 balls with 22 fours and eight sixes. Shadman’s 112 off 157 balls contained 11 fours and three sixes. Sohag Gazi took 5 for 188.
Liton then scripted 274 off 293 balls, hitting 35 fours and two sixes. He added 148 runs for the third wicket with Tasamul Haque and a 298-run fourth-wicket stand with Afif who made 142 off 227 runs with 15 fours and five sixes.
From 546 for 6, East Zone took the lead and then extended it to 165 thanks to Saifuddin, who made his maiden first-class hundred. Central Zone made 196 for 5 in 38 overs before play was called off. Marshall Ayub and Shuvagata Hom struck fifties while Abu Jayed took three wickets.