MANGALDAI, Oct 21 - Host Assam restricted Bihar to 168 for 8 on the first day of the ongoing three-day U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy at the Mangaldai Stadium here on Sunday.
Opting to bat first, Bihar lost wickets at regular intervals against a disciplined bowling attack by Assam. Mayukh Hazarika (3/39) and Pritish Raha Roy (2/31) were the key wickettakers for the home team, while Kanishk Kaustabh top scored for Bihar with unbeaten 78. At stumps, Reshu Raj was giving company to Kanishk with 4.
Meanwhile, the mediapersons were irked by the poor arrangement made by the organisers. They alleged that they were not even provided the required facilities.