OST Sports Bureau
Balangir, Dec 15:
A well-compiled century by Sandeep Pattnaik went in vain as Bengal took the vital first innings lead against the hosts on the last day of the U-16 East Zone Vijay Merchant Trophy that ended in a draw here on Sunday.
In reply to Bengal’s first innings score of 332, Odisha were all out for 223, trailing by 109 runs.
Odisha who resumed their innings with the overnight score of 110 for 6, added another 113 runs to their score.
Sandeep, who had remained not out with 41, went on to score a fine century before getting out at 109.
After his exit, three wickets fell quickly. Though the tail-enders added 55 runs with some gritty display, it was not enough to get past the Bengal score .
For Bengal, KK Seth and P Parmanik got four wickets each.
The visitors, who were 23 for 1 in their second innings at close, earned 3 points on the basis of their first innings lead while Odisha got one point.