Anamul, Razzak star in South Zone win
South Zone 352 and 266-3 (Anamul 111) beat North Zone 235 and 167 (Razzak 6-69) by 216 runs
South Zone outplayed North Zone by 216 runs in the opening match of the Bangladesh Cricket League's first-class competition. Abdur Razzak's six-for on the final day completed the win, and gave him his seventh ten-wicket haul.
Batting first, South Zone posted 352 with Sohag Gazi hitting his fourth first class century. He came to bat when Anamul Haque was dismissed for 94 late on the first day. Gazi struck five sixes and eleven fours in his 113-ball 108. He added 105 runs for the ninth wicket with Al-Amin Hossain who contributed just 13 runs to the partnership. Medium-pacer Ariful Haque took 6 for 75.
In reply North Zone were bowled out for 235 runs with Al-Amin Hossain and Razzak taking four wickets each. South Zone extended their 117-run first innings lead by adding 266-3 in 56 overs in their second innings. Anamul slammed his ninth first-class hundred, 111 off 165 balls with 13 fours and two sixes. Saikat Ali and Tushar Imran also struck fifties.
On the final day North Zone were set 384 to win, and they hardly gave themselves a chance. Apart from Razzak's six, Gazi picked up three wickets as they were bowled out for 167 runs.