L Kishan Singha took seven wickets but Sachin Kumar’s spirited 132 saw Manipur lose four wickets in Bihar (28) on Saturday.
Bihar left Manipur with a huge 531 goals in the second innings he scored 335. Langlonyamba Meitan Keishanbam’s side struggled at 107/4 in his fourth day at the Stamps despite 44 captains missing.
Bihar started his 156/6 day with a 365 lead, Sachin 14 just short of his triple figure score. The No. 4 had a century earlier in the day and put up a 97-run stand with Shivamu Singh (45) to extend Bihar’s lead. Both batsmen still had 250 left for Bihar, but skippers Ashutosh Aman (51) and Via Pratap Singh (35) bet on 74 to take the ninth wicket and take their team past the 300 mark. made it move forward. Sinha finished the match with a career-high 7 and 11 wicket pulls in 94 innings, while Bihar finished with two innings of high scores to set Manipur high.
Nawaz Khan, who pulled five wickets in the first innings, struck early to dismiss Ronald Longjam. Kangabam Priyojit and Keishangbam bet his 78 on his second wicket to stabilize Manipur. However, they dropped fast wickets in the final session, with Ammann bagging some wickets but still finishing the day 424 off target.
Brief scores: Bihar 532 (Sakibul Gani 205, Bipin Saurabh 155; L Kishan Singha 4-141) & 335 (Sachin Kumar 132, Ashutosh Aman 51; L Kishan Singha 7-94) lead Manipur 337 (Prafullomani Singh 82, Pheiroijam Jotin 68; Nawaz Khan 5-82) & 107/4 (Langlonyamba Meitan Keishangbam 44*; Ashutosh Aman 2-20) by 423 runs.