There were three centuries in the second round, and two of them came on the first day. Dhaka Divison's Abdul Mazid and Saif Hassan added 118 runs for the second wicket against Rangpur, with both reaching the three-figure mark. Mazid struck ten fours and three sixes in his 110, while Saif made 107 with eight four and two sixes.
The veteran Mohammad Ashraful took the first hat-trick of his first-class career during Barisal's big win over Chattogram. Ashraful removed Sadikur Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Yasir Ali in the eighth over of Chattogram's first innings. He finished with figures of 5 for 53.
Sylhet chased down a target of 203 on the final day to beat Khulna. Amite Hasan and Jaker Ali made 41 each, but it was Shahanur Rahman and Tanzim Hasan Sakib who took them home with a 26-run unbroken stand for the seventh wicket.
Shanto, Saif and Nayeem would feel they are priming themselves for the Test series against Pakistan next month. It is important that Bangladesh's Test specialists get runs and wickets under the belt. Nayeem and Saif have shown good form, while Shanto's second-innings century will encourage him for the rest of the tournament.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84