MANGALDAI, Dec 1 – Host Assam took 17-runs first innings lead with five wickets in hand against Goa on the opening day of the four-day U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy league match here today.
When stumps were drawn at the Mangaldai Stadium, Yatin Malik (56) and DJ Das (9) were at the crease.
In the Assam’s innings apart from Malik , Romereo Sarma (41) was the other notable contributor. Spinner AG Pandrekar was the chief wrecker for the visitors with a figure of 4 for 33 .
Earlier, electing to bat Goa were all out for a paltry 131 in 45.1 overs as Assam bowlers Rajjakuddin (4/51), Rausan Alam (2/2) and Mrinmoy Dutta (2/31) put Goa batsmen in all sorts of trouble right from the word go . Sofian Alam (54 n.o)and Bedanta Nayak (30) could show some resistance for the visiting team.
Meanwhile, during the morning session of the match a section of former Ranji cricketers of the State staged a strong protest in the venue against the ACA for including outside players in the State teams.