Openers Shreevats Goswami and Vivek Singh made quickfire half-centuries as Bengal comfortably defeated Tripura by nine wickets, here today to continue their unbeaten run in the East Zone league of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.
Chasing Tripura's competitive 169 for four, Goswami remained unbeaten on 82 off 57 balls while Singh made 71 off just 43 deliveries to power Bengal to their third consecutive victory.
Earlier, wicket-keeper Smit Patel struck 73 off 57 balls at the top, while the likes of Udiyan Bose (22), Yashpal Singh (24) and Gurinder Singh (25) made useful contributions to help Tripura post 169 for the loss of four wickets.
For Assam, Sibsankar Roy top-scored with 52, while Amit Sinha made 40.
While chasing Ishant Jaggi remained unbeaten on 68.
Assam: 148 for 6 in 20 overs (Sibsankar Roy 52, Amit Sinha 40; Monu Kumar 3/23) lost to Jharkhand: 149 for 2 in 16 overs (Ishank Jaggi 68 not out; Sibsankar Roy 1/16) by 8 wickets.
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