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Liton Das' 219 sets up big East Zone victory

Liton Das' 219 came off just 241 balls BCB

Liton Das' maiden double-century set up East Zone's nine-wicket win over Central Zone in the opening round of the Bangladesh Cricket League first-class competition in Bogra.

Liton made 219 off just 241 balls, including 26 fours and four sixes as East Zone made 367 in reply to Central Zone's 224 all out which was hastened by Abu Jayed's five-wicket haul. Only three other batsmen, apart from Liton, reached double-figures in the East Zone innings.

Trailing by 143 runs, Central Zone were then bowled out for 198 in the second innings. Abul Hasan and Saqlain Sajib took three wickets each while Jayed and Ebadat Hossain picked up two wickets each.

East Zone reached their target of 56 runs on the third afternoon, losing one wicket in the process.

Liton was adjudged player-of-the-match for his effort, an innings that will keep him in the mind of the national selectors with so much cricket ahead of Bangladesh this year.