MANGALDAI, Oct 23 - Hosts Assam earned three vital points by virtue of their first innings lead against Bihar in the three-day U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy match as it ended in a draw at the Mangaldai Stadium here today.
Assam took a 25-run first innings lead in reply to Bihar�s first innings total of 172. Assam were all out for 197. In the second innings, the visitors were 125 for eight when stumps were finally drawn. For Bihar Sraman Nigrodh top scored with 40 in the second innings while Yashraj Singh (21) and Raushan Kr Singh (19) were the other notable contributors. For Assam, Shivam Mittal (3/16), Jacky Ali (2/17) and Reshabh Dipak (2/45) were the main wicket takers.
Earlier, resuming at an overnight total of 178 for eight, Assam folded their first innings at 197. Shivam Mittal (44), Dhruva Raj Borah (26), Ankush Mazumdar (25) and Nihar Narah (20) were the notable contributors.