NCL (FC) Scores, Round 3, Day 2 of 4
Dhaka trail Chittagong by 187 runs with 5 first innings wickets remaining
Chittagong 377 all out (105.4) Masumud Dowla 73, Gazi Salahuddin 47, Nazimuddin 86, Faisal Hossain 91; Mohammad Rafique 4 for 72
Dhaka 190 for 5 (72) Anwar Hossain Piju 31, Mohammad Ashraful 33, Mahmudallah 62*
After polishing off the Chittagong tail in the morning, the Dhaka batsman found the going tough against a fairly inexperienced Chittagong bowling attack, and owed a great deal to the spirited resistance of young all rounder Mahmudallah. Dhaka, incidentally, are missing both of the in-form openers, Javed Omar and Rashidul Haque.
Barisal trail Khulna by 212 runs with 5 first innings wickets remaining
Khulna 379 all out (107.2) Tushar Imran 34, Manjural Islam Rana 108, Saghir Hossain 56, Abdur Razzak 56; Sajid Islam 3 for 54, Marshall Ayub 3 for 58
Barisal 167 for 5 (70) Imran Ahmed 41, Shahriar Nafees 64; Jamaluddin Ahmed 4 for 40
Shahriar Nafees made a positive 81 ball 64 but Khulna remained in charge on day two, thanks to a wagging tail and a late Barisal collapse instigated by off-spinner Jamaluddin Ahmed.
Sylhet trail Rajshahi by 10 runs with 4 first innings wickets remaining
Rajshahi 242 all out (93.3) Farhad Hossain 48, Naeem Islam 58; Hasibul Hossain 4 for 40, Enamul Haque jnr 3 for 53, Nazmul Hossain 3 for 58
Sylhet 232 for 6 (84) Moniruzzaman 86, Golam Mawla 31, Alok Kapali 38
Sylhet moved into pole position in Bogra on day two, thanks to Moniruzzaman's 86, and useful scores from Kapali and Mawla. The Rajshahi tail captitulated early on as left armer Enamul Haque jnr finished with three wickets, as did seamer Nazmul, while Hasibul took four. The match itself though remains firmly in the balance.