Jaker’s ton not enough for Central
Central Zone batter Jaker Ali reached his second first-class century on the second day against South Zone in one of Bangladesh Cricket League's final-round fixtures at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogura on Sunday but his effort wasn't enough for his side to take a lead as they were bundled out for 283, in reply to South's 313.
The right-handed batter hit 15 fours and two sixes for his unbeaten 138, top-scoring in what was a lone fight from his end.
South's Khaled Ahmed and Nasum Ahmed picked up three wickets each.
Having started the day at 281 for seven, South managed to add 32 runs to their overnight total, with Central's Abu Hider returning with figures of five for 55 runs.
In the other match between North Zone and East Zone at the at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox's Bazar, North skipper Naeem Islam scored his 29th first-class century to help his side post 378 for nine before declaring.
Abu Jayed Rahi was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped four wickets for 93 runs, while Tanvir Islam scalped three.
In reply, East batter Mominul Haque scored the third century of the day as he remained unbeaten on 103 with Jahurul Islam not out on 50 at the other end as East trailed by 161.