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Bengal settle for draw

Calcutta: Bengal failed to notch up an outright win and settled for two points against Bihar in the Cooch Behar Trophy (under-19) match at Eden Gardens on Friday.

Having taken an overnight 95-run lead, Bengal declared their first innings at 425/8. Bihar, however, hung in despite Bengalís early inroads. Bengal garnered two points by virtue of 170-run first innings lead.

BRIEF SCORES

Bihar 255 & 191/7 in 76 ovs (Keshav Kumar 75 n.o.; Sayak Ghosh 2/23, Debabrata Paul 2/10, Manoj Tewari 2/52). Bengal 425/8 decl (Tewari 116, Wriddhiman Saha 54 n.o.). Match drawn.

Goodwill tie

The under-17 CAB XI defeated their Bangladesh counterparts by virtue of first innings lead in a goodwill match at Faridpur Stadium in Bangladesh, according to information received here.

BRIEF SCORES: CAB XI 327 & 138/7 (Arindam Ghosh 46, Debraj Roy 40). Bangladesh 118 (Bablu Goswami 4/28, Amit Banerjee 3/25).

CAB XI won by virtue of 1st-innings lead.

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