Bangladesh Cricket League 2013-14, 4th day January 15, 2014

Twin draws as fog spoils final day

Mushfiqur Rahim and Naeem Islam helped themselves to aggressive centuries but North Zone had to settle for a draw against South Zone, with heavy fog curtailing play to only thirty overs at the BKSP-3 ground.

From their overnight second innings scored of 155 for 3, they ended the game on 341 for 7 in 70 overs. Mushfiqur struck his fifth first-class century, which included five sixes and eleven fours. He was dismissed soon after reaching the landmark.

Naeem made 106 off 127 balls - his 11th ton - with 17 fours before retiring out. Nasir Hossain, the next man in, blasted 50 off 35 balls and soon after weather intervened.

Left-arm spinner Taibur Rahman and seamer Robiul Islam took two wickets each as they battled hard on a docile pitch. Farhad Reza of North Zone was adjudged Man of the Match for his 153 and two wickets in the first innings.

The game between Central Zone and East Zone at the BKSP-2 ground was called off at 3:30 pm due to fog and bad light. The ground is a five-minute walk from the BKSP-3 ground, on the western part of the campus, and was worse off to due to the poor weather.

Shamsur Rahman was given the Man-of-the-Match award for a career-best 267, also the third highest score in Bangladesh's domestic cricket history.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • KH. RAFIQUE on January 16, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    Here is my 14 players for SL TEST series- 1.Tamim 2.Shamsur 3.Mominul Huq 4.Naeem Islam 5.Mushfiq 6.Shakib 7.Nasir 8.Shohag Gazi 9.Robiul Islam 10.Al Amin 11.Enamul Jnr 12.Marshall Ayub 13.Mahmudullah 14. Rubel Hossain Hope this squad is very balanced and would show a very good performance against the LIONs of South Asia...........

  • Android on January 15, 2014, 22:42 GMT

    Bangladesh squad for SL Series as follows:

    Tamim,Shamsur,Anamul, Naeem, Mushy, Mominul, Nasir, Marshall, Riyad, Gazi,Razzak/Enamul, Mashrafe,Nazmul, Shakib, Shahadat.. GURANTEED win in a test match with this 15! All are amazing players.

  • BIPUL KUMAR on January 15, 2014, 18:40 GMT

    Good performance from BD batters . Since BD play less number of internatinal matches , Same player should play all three format . BD team`s 7 batsman should be 1. Tamim , 2.Shamshur ,3. Naeem ,4. Mominul , 5.Shakib , 6.Mushfiq ,7. Nasir ..... Where is Taskin & nazmul ?

  • A on January 15, 2014, 16:48 GMT

    Good to see solid performances and many centurions! I am a bit concerned at the pace of which the batsmen are scoring, the strike rates are high for Test Cricket. They need to be careful of the shot selections and more patient when playing the other test nations. And no Test can be won without bowlers that can take 10 wickets! Where is Taskin? Shamsur/Imrul/Naeem/Mithul Ali are working hard and proving thier ability and will to play well - they need to be in the BD Test 11 for the Sri Lanka series! Shahsur, Tamim/Imrul, Naeem, Mominul, Mushfiq, Shakib, Nasir, Mithun Ali, Shohag, Abdur, Rubel Hossain. Mithun can be replaced by a bowler, but not sure who..

  • Dummy4 on January 15, 2014, 16:46 GMT

    Batsmen playing well which is mice to see however I am worried about the bowlers... seriously our curators need to know how to prepare a wicket. I am tired of seeing non spinning wickets and/or pacy ones. .. Please bring in some new curators BCB

  • Dummy4 on January 15, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    Good to see Batsmen from the national team batting well. But what happened to the bowlers? Atleast we had a decent spin dept before. Razzak is surely out of form. I just hope Gazi and Shak + (Mahmadullah maybe) does well.

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