It was raining runs on the second day of the fourth round of the National Cricket League yesterday. The highlight of the day was Taiabur Parvez's double century, which took Dhaka to a mammoth 662 for four against Rajshahi at the BKSP yesterday. Dhaka, which had already seen centuries from Abdul Majid and Rony Talukdar on the first day, witnessed Taiabur's onslaught today. He scored 20 boundaries in his eight-hour innings and was well supported by Nadif Chowdhury's 71 yesterday.
Ziaur Rahman joined in the fun with a well-timed 167 for Khulna which helped them post 352 against hosts Sylhet. In reply, the hosts reached stumps on 126 for three.
The surprise of the day came at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra where Dhaka Metro were dismissed for 48 (Tasammul Haque retired hurt) courtesy of a five-wicket haul from Sajedul Islam and a four-wicket haul by Subhasish Roy. After following on, scores of 94 from Asif Ahmed and 65 from Marshall Ayub helped them reach stumps at 260 for four.
At the MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong, the hosts were bowled out for 179 in their first innings. In reply, Barisal lost five wickets before reaching stumps with 135 runs on board.
SCORES IN BRIEF
SYLHET: 123 and 126 for 3 (Imtiaz 39; Nahidul 1-18)
KHULNA: 352 all out in 89.4 overs (Ziaur 167; Nabil 5-85, Enamul 4-127)
DHAKA: 662 for 4 (Taiabur 204, Majid 182; Saqlain 2-147)
DHAKA METRO: 48 for 9 (Marshall 13; Sajedul 5-24, Subhasish 4-20) and 260 for 4 (Asif 94 not out, Marshall 65; Sohrawardi 2-64)
BARISAL: 197 and 135 for 5 (Fazle 48; Yasin 3-56)
CHITTAGONG: 179 all out ( Irfan 58; Monir 6-27)