Pace bowler Mukidul Islam's career-best figures powered Rangpur Division to a seven-wicket win against Khulna Division in the NCL's Tier 1 match at the Rangpur Cricket Garden. Mukidul's match-haul of 12 for 131 meant defending champions Khulna lost their first game since October 2018, and suffered their first defeat against Rangpur in six years.
Dhaka Division consolidated their lead on top of the Tier 1 points table following their drawn game against Sylhet Division. Batting first, Zakir Hasan's second successive century helped Sylhet to 370. Zakir made 159 off 228 balls with 17 fours and two sixes, adding 155 runs for the fourth wicket with Jaker Ali, who made 67. Asadulla Al Galib also made 67, while Shuvagata Hom took four wickets for Dhaka.
Dhaka Metropolis and Chittagong Division also played out a draw in Cox's Bazar, keeping the former in pole position in Tier 2 despite Rajshahi Division's demolition of Barisal Division inside two days.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84