December 10, 2000

Bihar overpower Assam by an innings and two runs

Sujit Roy bowled Bihar to a convincing victory over Assam by an innings and two runs in the Vijay Merchant Trophy East Zone League Under-16 match at Jamshedpur on Sunday. Sujit Roy destroyed Assam in both the innings picking up 12 wickets in the match.

Electing to bat after winning the toss on Friday, Assam made a miserable start losing their first wicket in the opening over of the match. Wickets kept falling like nine pins as Sujit Roy ran through the innings to end up with the enviable figures of 15-2-29-7. Batsman number nine, U Medhi was the only batsman to put up some resistance, making 24 off 78 balls. Assam first innings folded for 89 in the 51st over.

Bihar did not waste any opportunity to build on what was a comfortable position and went on to score 275/4 declared in 85.3 overs. IH Khan made an unbeaten 100 off 227 balls which included seven boundaries. Khan added 141 for the fourth wicket with captain A Iqbal (48). U Medhi picked up 2/38 for Assam.

Assam in the second innings fared much better. Captain and opening batsman D Mohanta scored an impressive 58 (8 fours, 1 Six) off 105 balls. Imran Sadek Choudhary made 33 in 65 balls, but the remaining batsmen had no clue about Sujit Roy's bowling. Sujit Roy's effort rewarded him five wickets in the second innings. Assam's misery came to an end in the 78th over when Sujit Roy cleaned up the last batsman Ajay Subh for two, leaving them all out for 184. Bihar claimed all eight points and Assam got none.