Opting to bat first after calling the coin correctly, the visitors’ side kept on losing wickets at regular intervals against a disciplined bowling attack of the host Assam led by Mayukh Hazarika (3/39) and Pritish Raha Roy (2/31).
Kanishk Kaustabh top scored with a patient unbeaten knock of 78 for Bihar.
Only two other Bihar batsmen namely Yashraj(37)) and S. Nigrodh (22) could make it to double figures.
When stumps were drawn on the first day, Reshu Raj (4 n.o.) was giving company to Kanishk.
Meanwhile, poor arrangement for the media as there was no press gallery in the match organized by the Assam Cricket Academy (ACA) under the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which is considered as the richest cricket organization in the world, created resentment among the media fraternity of Mangaldai.