Asif Ahmed continued his run-spree in the National Cricket League as the right-hander cracked his second hundred on the first day of the third-round matches at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday.
Riding on the 21-year old batsman's unbeaten 171, Dhaka Metro bounced back from their early collapse to finish the first day on a high at 295-3 against Barisal. Asif along with Marshall Ayub, who got back among the runs with a 79-run knock, added 190 runs for the third wicket after the openers were dismissed for 18.
At the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna, Sayem Alam hit an unbeaten hundred and Alok Kapali accompanied him with 63 as Sylhet finished the day on top against Dhaka Division, who were bundled out for 100 in their first innings.
Chittagong's Mohammad Moniruzzaman shone with the leather at the Shahid Chandu Stadium in Bogra as his five-wicket haul restricted Khulna to 265 runs in their first innings.
Rajshahi managed a decent total of 260 for nine in their first innings against hosts Rangpur thanks to number nine batsman Muktar Ali, who made an unbeaten 50.