Athletic

Tamim stars of East Zone’s emphatic victory in BCL

DHAKA After Tamim Iqbal's triple centuries Nayeem Hasan flared up with ball taking six wickets as East Zone registered an innings and nine runs victory over Central Zone in the Bangladesh Cricket League held on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur.

Hasan who claimed two Central Zone's wickets on the third day, took four

more wickets today (Monday) of Mohammad Mithun (83), Taibur Rahman (62),

Shahidul Islam (17) and finally Sohrawardy Shuvo (4) to finish his spells

with 6 for 85 after Central Zone resumed their second innings on the fourth

day with overnight score at 115 for 3. Taijul Islam supported him with 2 for

82 runs.

Mohammad Mithun toiled hard with 83 runs and also shared 113 runs with

Taibur Rahman (62 retired hurt) for the fifth wicket stand to stretch the

innings but it was not enough to save the defeat as Central Zone lost wickets

in regular intervals in the face of tight bowling attacks by the East Zone

bowlers, especially Hasan and eventually dismissed at 333.

Tamim Iqbal of Central Zone was named the player of the match for his

impressive batting performance.

Earlier, East Zone, rode on Tamim Iqbal's brilliant unbeaten knock of

334, declared their first innings at 555 for 2 after Central Zone dismissed

their first innings at 213.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)