Abdur Razzak took 7-69 to help Prime Bank South Zone bundle-out BCB North Zone for 293 in the first innings before reaching 21-1 at stumps on the opening day of the sixth and final round of the Bangladesh Cricket League in Chattogram on Monday
In the other sixth round match, Mominul Haque and Imrul Kayes struck fifties as Islami Bank East Zone reached 380-8 against table-toppers Walton Central Zone at stumps in Sylhet.
North Zone v South Zone
Opting to bat first, North Zone openers Junaed Siddique (44) and Mizanur Rahman (29) put up 60-run for the opening stand before the latter became Razzak s first scalp of the match.
Mahedi dismissed Junaed to reduce North to 96-2, which initiated a collapse as North lost their next four wickets for 40 runs, with Razzak picking up three wickets and Shafiul Islam claiming one.
Ariful Haque and Ziaur Rahman (69) then came to the rescue of North, forging a 135-run seventh wicket stand before Zia was dismissed off Nahidul Islam with the score on 271.
Ariful missed out from a hundred, getting dismissed on 98 off Razzak as the latter picked up the remaining wickets to bowl-out the opposition.
In reply, South Zone lost Shahriar Nafees (one) early before closing out the day s play on 21-1 with Fazle Mahmud and Anamul Haque remaining not-out on eight and seven respectively.
East Zone v Central Zone
Opting to bat first, East Zone lost opener Rony Talukdar in the very first over as Taskin Ahmed dismissed him for a duck.
Skipper Mominul and Imrul then added 136 runs for the second wicket to resurrect the innings, before the latter was dismissed for 78 off 79 balls.
Mosaddek Hossain then bowled Mominul (82 off 95 balls) and East lost a few quick wickets to be reduced to 216-5.
Mahmudul Hasan then forged a 100 and 63-run partnership with Zakir Hasan and Taijul Islam respectively to take the score to 380-8 at stumps.
Mahmudul remained not-out on 74 as Abu Hider, Taskin, Mosharraf Hossain and Mosaddek claimed two-wicket each for the Central Zone.