OST Sports Bureau
Cuttack, Dec 24:
A patient half century by Kartik Biswal and a quick-fire 39 by Subham Nayak helped Odisha take a vital first innings lead of 43 runs against Tripura on the second day of the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy at Bidanasi Ground here on Tuesday.
Odisha, who resumed their play at 20 without loss, declared their innings at 261 for 9. Kartik Biswal was the top scorer for the team with 51.
For Tripura, Shankar Paul and Subham Ghosh took four and two wickets respectively.
At close, the visitors in their second innings were 5 for the loss of Pallab Das’ wicket.