Tushar can't stop scoring
He isn't likely to get a call into the national team any time soon or any time in the future. He may not even be included in Bangladesh's second-string tours due to his age. But that doesn't stop Tushar Imran from scoring runs.
He has already surpassed 1000 runs this season and at the rate he is going, it won't be a surprise if he becomes the first ever Bangladeshi player to score more than 10,000 first-class runs by next season. He is also the highest run-getter of the Bangladesh Cricket League at the moment.
Can anything stop Tushar Imran? Apparently not.
He, along with Mohammad Mithun scored centuries to help Prime Bank South Zone make a good start in the final round of the competition. They finished the day on 325 for 2 against Walton Central Zone at the BKSP in Savar.
After electing to bat first, Imrul Kayes laid the platform with a 126-ball 57. He put on 88 with Fazle Mahmud for the opening wicket. However, they both were dismissed by the 39th over. That's when Mithun and Tushar joined hands to score an unbeaten 213-run partnership for the third wicket.
While Mithun scored three sixes and 13 fours during his 127, Tushar remained unbeaten on 101 with nine fours.
In the day's other game at the Khan Shaheb Osman Alit Stadium in Fatullah, league leaders BCB North Zone were driven by Forhad Hossain's 108 as they finished the day on a positive 305 for 5 against Islami Bank East Zone. Forhad was well supported by Junaid Siddique's 84.
With 19 points, North Zone are the favourites to win the BCL this season. If they draw this game and take a first innings lead, they will get three points which will be enough for them to win the championship.
Second-placed South Zone have 13 points at the moment. A win will give them six points, whereas, an innings victory will give them seven. Therefore, they will hope North Zone have a bad day on the field today.
SCORES IN BRIEF
PRIME BANK SOUTH ZONE VS WALTON CENTRAL ZONE
PRIME BANK SOUTH ZONE: 325 for 2 (Mithun 127 not out, Tushar 101 not out, Imrul 57, Fazle 39; Mosharraf 1-91, Shuvagata 1-94)
BCB NORTH ZONE VS ISLAMI BANK EAST ZONE
BCB NORTH ZONE: 305 for 5 (Forhad 108, Junaid 84, Nasir 40, Nazmul 33; Saifuddin 2-42, Kapali 1-19, Afif 1-23)