Bangladesh stalwarts Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque roared back into form ahead of impending Pakistan series with the timely tons in the ongoing Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Islami Bank East Zone batsman Tamim reached his 16th First-class century off 126 balls on Saturday morning session against Walton Central Zone. Later, he completed his second First-class double-ton off 242 balls with 29 fours to his name.
Tamim’s first double-ton in First-class cricket came against Pakistan at Sheik Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna in 2015.
After Tamim, East Zone captain Mominul also hit a century. The southpaw struck his 21st First-class hundred off 180 balls.
Earlier, Walton Central Zone lost the toss and batted first. They posted 213 runs on the board riding on the lone fifty of the opener Saif Hassan. The other Central Zone batsmen could not contribute significantly with the bat. Taijul Islam, the national left-arm spinner, bagged five wickets for Islami Bank East Zone.
Bangladesh national team will tour Pakistan for the first Test of the two-match series in February. Tigers will leave for Pakistan on February 4 or 5. The Test will commence from February 7 in Rawalpindi.