KOLKATA, Jan 29: Riding on Amit Verma�s all-round performance, Assam got the better of Jharkhand by four wickets in a Syed Mushtaq Ali East Zone Twenty20 match here at the Eden Gardens.
Verma (3/17) chipped in with three wickets to restrict Jharkhand to 133 for nine in their allotted 20 overs before scoring an unbeaten half-century to help Assam reach 137 for six in 18.3 overs.
Put in to bat, Jharkhand got off to a good start but Abu Nechim (3/24) took two wickets in two overs to leave them reeling at 73 for four.
Verma then accounted for the next four wickets � three with his legspin, besides effecting a run out.
For Jharkhand, Virat Singh top scored with 26 runs.
Brief scores: Jharkhand 133/9 in 20 overs (Virat Singh 26; Amit Verma 3/17, Abu Nechim 3/24). Assam 137 for 6 in 18.3 overs (Amit Verma 55 not out, Sibsankar Roy 34; Rahul Shukla 2/30, Varun Aaron 2/39). � PTI