Bangladesh Cricket League final, Dhaka, 5th day May 12, 2014

Razzak six leads South Zone to title

South Zone wrapped up the BCL final in the first two hours of the final day, beating North Zone by 213 runs. Chances of a tight contest ended in the second over of the morning when Al-Amin Hossain bowled half-centurion Nasir Hossain.

It was a much-needed breakthrough for South Zone, who had admittedly showed poor body language since Tuesday afternoon, despite setting North Zone a target of 573 runs. Al-Amin's inswinger broke a 132-run fourth wicket stand between Nasir and Farhad Hossain which set the dominoes tumbling. Tanveer Haider was next to go, leg before to Mustafizur Rahman in the following over. Hamidul Islam was bowled by Abdur Razzak, who took care of the lower order to finish with 6 for 102.

Farhad tried to hold one end together, adding eight fours to his overnight tally of nine. He made 129 off 219 balls, including five sixes. He had been quite comfortable against spin, but with seven wickets down and 228 runs in deficit, he fell trying to cut Razzak. The left-arm spinner broke No.11 Subashis Roy's stumps to signal the end of the game.

Imrul Kayes was adjudged Man of the Match for his double-century in the second innings while 22-year old left-arm spinner Taijul Islam was named Man of the Tournament for his 37 wickets, including an 8 for 86 in the first innings.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • Akber Ullah on May 13, 2014, 22:29 GMT

    Improve domestic wickets and live stream matches, bangladesh will get desired results in all format.

  • KH. RAFIQUE on May 13, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    It was a very competitive final all though.Kayes,Taijul,Farhad Hossain,Naeem etc. showed the good performances in BCL.But players like- Nasir, Junaid, Tamim, Mahmudullah,Marshall Ayub etc are still the disappointed cases.I think no way Nasir and Tamim should be considered for the TEST team with their poor batting in last 1 year or so.

  • Shoaib on May 13, 2014, 8:51 GMT

    It just shows the poor quality of our tournaments. Razzak is like a beast domestically but when it comes to International level he goes for plenty of runs. Its good to see tournaments like BCL but what's the point if pitches are just flat? makes no sense whatever.

    The problem is BCB for bad Bangladesh team if you think about it. No serious plan and lack of knowledge in the sport to make the team seriously competitive in all departments.

  • Dummy4 on May 13, 2014, 8:26 GMT

    a very good final seen in BCL, the players are improve more bowl/bat both station are seen improve a lot. its has to be continue every years, it will be a structure of made cricketers for BANGLADESH...... BCL, NCL, DPL,VDAYt20, all this has to be continue every year...

    thanks BCB, please make a 100% pure 2 years domestic plan with - BCL, NCL, DPL,VDAYt20, or more.

    and keep BCB out of politics.

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