Calcutta, Nov. 30: Bengal failed to tighten their grip on Assam when they managed to take a paltry 17-run lead in the first innings of a Vijay Merchant Trophy match in Assam on Saturday.
According to information received here, Bengal were dismissed for 164 runs. The hosts were 14 for one at close on the second day.
Brief scoreS: Assam 147 (Sayak Ghosh 5/36) & 14/1. Bengal 164.