CHENNAI, Sept 28: Bengal defeated Assam by five wickets on Friday for its third win from four games in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group C league here.
Asked to bat first, Assam lost opener Parviz Aziz (1) in the second over, when he was trapped leg-before wicket by Kanishk Seth. There were no significant partnerships with only the 38-run stand between Riyan Parag (32) and Abhishek Thakuri (27) being the highest as the team were skittled out for 150.
Spinner Pradipta Pramanik with 4 for 27 from his 10 overs was the most successful bowler for Bengal.
Bengal reached the target in 25.4 overs, but not before losing five wickets. Opener Vivek Singh led the way with an aggressive 51 (51 balls, 4x4, 4x6).
Captain Manoj Tiwari fell after hitting a six and a four in his knock of 12.
Earlier, a clinical performance by Tamil Nadu saw them thrash Assam by 130 runs on Thursday.
In another match today, Services continued its good run, thrashing a strong Gujarat by nine wickets, riding on a superb ton by opener Ravi Chauhan. Services, which opted to field after winning the toss, restricted Parthiv Patel-led Gujarat to 219 for 7 in 50 overs. Rujul Bhatt made the top score of 56 not out.
In reply, Services opener Nakul Verma (46) and Chauhan (106 not out) got off to a quick start and brought up the fifty in the seventh over and the 100 in the 17th.
Brief scores: Assam 150 in 38.5 overs (R Parag 32, Abu Nechim Ahmed 31 not out, Pradipta Pramanik 4 for 27) lost to Bengal 151 for 5 in 25.4 overs (Vivek Singh 51).
Points: Bengal: 4, Assam: 0. � PTI