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Nasum completes hundred first-class wicket milestone

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  • 21 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Nasum completes hundred first-class wicket milestone

Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed shone with the ball once again as he claimed 6-126 to help BCB South Zone bowling out BCB North Zone for 385 runs in their first innings during the second round Bangladesh Cricket League match in Chattogram on Monday.

Nasum, who finished with seven wickets including a five-for during the first round, dismissed five out of six North Zone batsmen on the second day to complete his 100 first-class wickets and bowl out North Zone, which resumed an overnight score of 246-4, before they touched the 400-run mark.

Naeem Islam top scored with 137 runs off 342 balls including 15 fours and a six while Mahidul Islam Ankon and Sharifullah made 76 and 56 runs respectively.

South Zone finished the day at 112-2, still trailing by 273 runs with Towhid Hridoy and Amite Hasan were at the crease batting on unbeaten 39 and 31 runs respectively.

Meanwhile, in Mirpur, Walton Central Zone lost their initial advantage over Islami Bank East Zone after they finished the second day at 223-9 during their second-round match.

Central Zone, which resumed on 4-0, lost half of their side at only 32 runs before Taibur Rahman (76) and Jaker Ali (92) put up a 152-run stand for the sixth wicket to rescue their side from a massive embarrassment.

Both the batsmen then departed in quick succession that triggered another collapse before Robiul Haque made unbeaten 22 runs to help their side go beyond 200 and finished the day with a deficit of 22 runs.

Asaduzzaman Payel claimed 3-48 while Anamul Haque, Nayeem Hasan and Tanvir Islam all took two wickets each for East Zone, which earlier made 245 runs in their first innings on day one.