Dhaka, Oct 11 (UNB) – All the four 2nd round matches of four-day National Cricket League (NCL) ended in draw on the 4th and final day due to drizzling and inclement weather at the zonal venues across the country on Thursday.
The match between Sylhet Division and Chattogram Division was not held after the first day’s (Monday) play due to rain in Cox’s Bazar.
Chattogram Division scored 282 runs for 9 featuring a century Sadiqur Rahman and 84 runs by Yesir Ali against Sylhet Division on the first day, but not a single ball being bowled in the rest three days due to continuous rain in Cox’s Bazar.
In the remaining three 2nd round NCL matches, not a single ball being bowled on the 4th and final day (Thursday) to settle for draw due to inclement weather following the influences of cyclone Titli.
In Khulna, replying to Barishal Division’s first innings total 299 runs, hosts Khulna Division made a total scoring 349 for 7 in 81 overs on the 3rd day (Wednesday) featuring two centuries Ziaur Rahman and Afif Hossain, but failed to make any impact as the 4th day’s play was abandoned due to rain.
In Fatullah, Dhaka Metropolis team scored 387 runs in the first innings featuring Sadman Islam’s career best 189 runs against Dhaka Division after dismissing them (Dhaka Division) for 206 runs in the first innings.
Dhaka Division made 50 for 2 when the bails were drawn for the 3rd day before the match could not held on the final day (Thursday) due to rain.
In Rajshahi, Hosts Rajshahi Division piled a huge 589 runs for 4 in the first innings featuring three centuries by Nazmul Hossain Shanto (173). Mizanur rahman (165) and Zaiur Rahman (100) after dismissing Rangpur Division for 151 runs in the first innings.
In Reply Rangpur Division scored 319 for 2 featuring a double century Liton Das (203), but the match was settled for draw due to rain on the final day (Thursday).