A fine exibition of bowling by medium pacer Koushik Choudhuri with a match analysis of 8 for 58 helped Assam defeat Tripura by an innings and 73 runs in an East Zone Cooch Behar Trophy match at the Polytechnic Institute Ground at Agartala.

Tripura, who opted to bat on the first day piled up 368 on the board. R Banik (70) was the topscorer in an innings which witnessed some fine batting by Rasudeb Dutta (57) and Rajib Saha (54). In response, the Assam innings folded up in the 50th over with only 97 on the board. The innings saw four Assam batsmen failing to open their accounts.

Following on 271 runs behind, Assam in their second innings fared little better. Medium pacer, Kousik Choudhuri who picked up 4 for 13 in the first innings ran through them for the second time along with Tushar Saha (3 for 42). Choudhuri claimed four for 45, taking his tally to 8 in the match.