|Tuesday, March 14, 2000,
Ravneet, Yuvraj prop up Punjab
Title beckons Bagan
AUCKLAND, March 13 (Reuters) New Zealand were 130 runs short of their winning target with five wickets in hand at the close of day three of the first cricket Test against Australia today.
They were 151 for five in pursuit of 281 to win, with Craig McMillan on 57 and Chris Cairns on 20.
Despite criticisms that the pitch took too much turn too early, it helped produce what was shaping up to be an exciting climax, although it is likely to be with at least one day in hand.
In a repeat of the first innings, the New Zealand top order collapsed with Matthew Horne, Mathew Sinclair, Craig Spearman and Stephen Fleming all back in the pavilion before the 50 was registered.
But a crucial 78-run partnership between Nathan Astle and Craig McMillan kept New Zealand in the match, before Astle was dismissed for 35.
Shane Warne equalled Dennis Lillees Australian record of 355 Test wickets with a classic delivery which bowled Astle around his legs.
After a run of poor form and failing in the first innings, McMillan resorted to his naturally aggressive style of play, smashing a second six to bring up his half century in just 50 balls.
Earlier Daniel Vettori took seven for 87 to make it 12 wickets for the match, his best ever performance.
He also became the youngest spin bowler to bring up 100 Test dismissals, aged 21 years and 46 days.
Vettori said he was happy to achieve the milestone after Australia had had the better of the morning session and set an imposing 281 for victory.
Ive probably bowled better at other times, but the way the wicket helped so much, it was just good to get those wickets.
Adam Gilchrist, who top-scored in the Australian second innings with 59, paid credit to Vettoris effort.
To be the quickest spinner to 100 wickets, he has beaten a few big names there so he is obviously very, very talented, he said.
While Warne will look to surpass Lillees record tomorrow, the team will also be trying to match the Australian record of eight consecutive Test victories.
(The match is) very even, but I think its just in our favour still...Its a fantastic time and the perfect scenario for us to show that we deserve to be among the top teams in the record books, Gilchrist said.
Colin Miller was the best of the Australian bowlers and ended the day with three for 36.
Australia (1st innings): 214
New Zealand (1st innings): 163
Australia (2nd innings): (114 for five overnight)
Slater c Horne b Cairns 6
Blewett c Spearman b Vettori 8
Langer c Astle b Vettori 47
M. Waugh c Parore b Vettori 25
S. Waugh c and b Wiseman 10
Martyn b Vettori 36
Gilchrist c Fleming b Vettori 59
Warne c Wiseman b Vettori 12
B. Lee not out 6
Miller st Parore b Vettori 8
McGrath lbw b Wiseman 1
Extras (b-7, lb-4): 11
Total (all out, 76.5 overs): 229
Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-46, 3-67, 4-81, 5-107, 6-174, 7-202, 8-214, 9-226.
Bowling: Cairns 4-1-13-1, Wiseman 32.5-6-110-2, Vettori 35-11-87-7, Doull 5-1-8-0.
New Zealand (IInd innings):
Horne c Langer b Miller 11
Spearman lbw b McGrath 4
Sinclair lbw b Miller 6
Fleming c Gilchrist b Miller 8
Astle b Warne 35
McMillan not out 57
Cairns not out 20
Extras (b-7, lb-2, nb-1): 10
Total (for five wickets,
48 overs): 151
Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-25, 3-25, 4-43, 5-121
15-5-28-1 (nb-1), Lee 7-2-28-0, Miller 13-2-36-3, Warne
AUCKLAND, March 13 (AP) Shane Warne joined Dennis Lillee as Australias most successful Test bowler but he was forced to wait for his record-breaking moment as New Zealand fought back in the first cricket Test.
Warne took his 355th wicket, equalling paceman Lillees record, when he bowled Nathan Astle for 35, but he was unable to get another wicket in his final six overs on a gripping third day.
At stumps, New Zealand were 151 for 5 in its second innings - still needing another 130 for what would be a remarkable win after Australian off-spinner Colin Miller (3-36) rattled the Black Caps top order.
While the spotlight shone on Warne late in the day, the individual honours on the third day lay with New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori.
The 21-year-old took 7 for 87 as Australia were bowled out for 229 in its second innings, completing match figures of 12-149.
He became the youngest spinner to reach 100 Test wickets, claimed the second-best match figures in New Zealand Test history and became the countrys most successful spin bowler.
SCOTTSDALE (Arizona), March 13 (Reuters) Australian teen sensation Lleyton Hewitt yesterday remained hotter than the desert sun when he beat Britains Tim Henman 6-4, 7-6, (7-2) to win the $ 350,000 Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic.
I wasnt expecting a whole lot when I came here, said sixth-seeded Hewitt, who returned to the winners circle for the third time this year and improved his match record to 20-1 following a month-long layoff.
I was hoping to get a few matches under my belt going into the super nines. As the week turned out I saw a chance to hold up a trophy. Thats what I wanted to do. I havent had time to reflect on it yet, but for sure it will go down as one of my most memorable moments.
Henman praised the 19-year-old Aussie: Hes a tough opponent but one that youre always going to have a shot against. Hes not just going to serve you off the court or hit winners. Youre definitely going to have to beat him.
His level of play is very solid, Henman added. Its got to be if youre winning 20 of 21 matches. You cant have too many ups and downs. Hes going to be around for a long time. I think everybody knows that.
Hewitt became only the 12th player since the Open era began in 1968 to win at least five titles as a teen, joining John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors and Stefan Edberg all with five among others.
INDIAN WELLS (USA) (AFP): Holder Serena Williams needed to pull her game together fast to avoid an upset at the hands of Italys Rita Grande in the third round of the $ 4.95 million WTA Masters Tennis Series.
The third seed scraped through here last evening after losing the opening set to earn a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 result over the worlds 70th-ranked player.
Williams moved ahead alongside world number one Martina Hingis and second seed Lindsay Davenport as the hybrid event begins its mens matches today.
Due on court are top seed Andre Agassi and Briton Greg Rusedski, both with opening contests.
Hingis, winner of 27
career titles, had to shake the sleep out of her eyes for
a 10 a.m. Start. But the long-time star managed nicely
after a few first-set hiccups on the way to overcoming
Japans Ai Sugiyama 6-1, 6-2 in 66 minutes.
OSKAKA (Japan), March 13 (AFP) Sohail Abbas slammed a second hat-trick in consecutive matches as Pakistan crushed lowly Belarus 6-0 in the Olympic mens field hockey qualifying tournament here today.
Japan enhanced their hopes of taking part in the Olympics after 32 years with a 2-0 win over New Zealand, while Poland surprised Belgium 3-1 in the days third match.
Abbas, who scored four goals against Spain on Saturday, confirmed his reputation as a lethal penalty corner marksman with three more hits as Pakistan toyed with Belarus despite resting their top players.
The 23-year-old, playing his first tournament after three months following a groin injury, emerged the tournaments leading scorer with nine goals, one ahead of Jorge Lombi of Argentina.
Mohammad Nadeem, Kashif Javed and Ali Raza were the other scorers in the one-sided match in which Pakistan scored thrice in each half.
Pakistan join Spain at the top of group B with seven points each, both sides needing to win one of their last two matches to qualify for the Sydney Games in September.
The top two teams from both groups will gain entries to the Olympics, while the third and fourth-placed teams will battle each other for the last two spots.
Pakistan, three-time Olympic champions, were forced to go through the qualification route after arch-rivals India won the Asian Games title.
Pakistan play Malaysia on Wednesday and Argentina the next day to conclude their league engagements. Belarus are out of the race, having lost all their three matches so far.
Japan, coached by former South Korean international Seung Jin-Yoo, scored once in each half against New Zealand through set-piece penalty corners.
The win was Japans second in three matches and took them past Britain into second place in group a behind favourites South Korea.
Japan play the Koreans and Belgium in their last two matches, and even if a semi-final berth eludes them, the hosts are almost assured of playing the classification matches.
The Japanese, who have long lived under the shadow of their famous Asian rivals India, Pakistan, South Korea and Malaysia, last played at the Olympics in Mexico in 1968.
New Zealand failed to display the same resolve that earned them a last-second equaliser against Britain on Friday and a 5-4 win over Belgium a day later despite trailing by three goals. Their first loss in the event left the Kiwis with four points with two matches in hand against South Korea and Poland.
We are not out yet, coach Robin Wilson said. Its not that the Koreans cannot be beaten. Any team can win on their day.
Polands win over
Belgium was their first in three matches, leaving them
with an outside chance of making the trip down under.
Belgium, who have lost all their three matches, have a
slim chance of qualifying.
BANGALORE, March 13 (UNI) Karnatakas hopes for an outright victory against Delhi to stay in the reckoning received a setback as the latter posted an impressive 308 for five on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy group-A super league match here today.
Akash Chopra, made most of a dropped catch to notch up a patient 101, and added 141 runs for the second wicket with Gautam Gambhir (73) to take his team to a strong position.
At draw of stumps, Mithun Minhas (39) and Vijay Dahiya (10) were at the crease.
Karnataka skipper Venkatesh Prasads decision asking Delhi to bat first, after winning the toss, backfired as the wicket which had some of grass on it, gave little assistance to the bowlers.
To add to the woes of the home team the hosts put up a below par performance as the bowling with the exception of Venkatesh Prasad looked ordinary, while two dropped catches added to their lacklustre play.
The young Delhi batsmen applied themselves to the task very well and played the Karnataka bowlers with utmost confidence.
Venkatesh Prasad (2 for 42) and left arm spinner Santosh Vadeyaraj (2 for 59) were the most successful bowlers for Karnataka.
Delhi (first innings): Akash Chopra c Thilak b Vadeyaraj 101, Ashu Dani b Prasad 19, Gautam Gambhir (run out) 73, Akash Malhotra c Thilak b Prasad 1, Virender Sehwag c Thilak b Vadeyaraj 49, Mithun Minhas batting 39, Vijay Dahiya batting 10. Extras (lb-8, nb-8) 16.
Total (for five wickets in 90 overs) 308
Fall of Wickets: 1-32, 2-173, 3-176, 4-236, 5-280.
KARACHI (Pakistan), March 13 (Reuters) Pakistan, 29 ahead on first innings, were 88 for three in their second innings at the close of the second day of the third and final Test today.
Pakistan (Ist innings): 256
(Inzamam-ul-Haq 86, Shahid Afridi 74, M. Muralitharan 4-89)
Sri Lanka (Ist innings): (overnight 10-0)
Atapattu lbw b Waqar Younis 3
Jayasuriya c Ijaz b Akhtar 24
Arnold c Younis Khan b Irfan Fazil 48
Jayawardena c Moin Khan b Waqar Younis 1
Dilshan c Moin Khan b Afridi 31
Kaluwitharana run out 42
Saram c Waqar Younis b Afridi 5
Vaas not out 25
Pushpakumara c Moin Khan b Akhtar 1
Wickremasinghe b Akhtar 0
Muralitharan c Irfan Fazil b M. Akram 14
Extras: (b-10 lb-2 nb-21) 33
Fall of wickets: 1-17 2-41 3-46 4-100 5-154 6-164 7-188 8-206 9-206
Bowling: Waqar Younis 10-2-39-2, Shoaib Akhtar 18-5-52-3 (nb-4), Mohammad Akram 14.1-2-49-1 (nb-9), Irfan Fazil 4-0-35-1 (nb-4), Shahid Afridi 12-3-40-2 (nb-4).
Pakistan (IInd innings):
Naveed lbw b Muralitharan 27
Afridi b Pushpakumara 34
Ijaz c Dilshan b Muralitharan 3
Inzamam-ul-Haq not out 12
Shoaib Akhtar not out 0
Extras: (lb-1 nb-11) 12
Total: (three wickets) 88
Fall of wickets: 1-70 2-70 3-84
KARACHI, March 13 (Reuters) Wicketkeeper Moin Khan was handed the Pakistan cricket captaincy today in place of Saeed Anwar after home series defeats by Sri Lanka at both limited overs and Test level.
The appointment of Moin completes a double change in the running of the team after Javed Miandad took over as coach from Intikhab Alam on the eve of the current third and final Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Moin has been appointed captain until July 13, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Tauqir Zia said. Inzamam-ul-Haq will be his deputy.
Pakistan are about to start an intense four-month period during which they will make tours of Sharjah, West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Mr Zia said last Sunday
that Anwar would continue as captain for these
assignments but newspaper reports said the PCB was
disappointed with the recent results against Sri Lanka
and blamed Anwar for the failures.
NEW DELHI, March 13 (PTI) Opener Ravneet Ricky missed out on a well-deserved century by three runs but helped Punjab post 246 for seven wickets against a fighting Railways at close on the opening day of their Group B Ranji Trophy super-league cricket tie here today.
Ricky cracked a stroke-filled 97 (318m, 255b, 11x4, 1x6) and with fellow junior World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh (54) lifted the innings with a 90-run second wicket partnership after the cheap dismissal of skipper Vikram Rathore.
The consistent youngster was involved in two other crucial stands, 65 runs for the fourth wicket with Dinesh Mongia (34) and 52 runs for the sixth wicket with Harminder Jugnu (30) after seamer Devender Singh had rocked the innings by removing Yuvraj Singh (119m, 88b, 8x4) and seasoned Pankaj Dharmani, the latter for a first ball duck.
But off-spinner Kulamani Parida, who captured three for 63 runs to be the most successful bowler, helped the hosts fightback by removing Ricky after accounting for Mongia and Sanjay Kumar (1).
Play was called off at the dismissal of Jugnu with Sarandeep Singh batting on 9 runs.
India left-arm spinner Murali Kartik returned a modest haul of one for 26 sending down 15 overs while leg spinner W.D. Balaji Rao went for 63 runs bowling 17 overs.
Ricky was enentually adjudged caught behind by Sudhir Wankhede though the batsman looked displeased.
The scene would have been brighter for Railways, who need an outright victory to move into the quarter-finals, had they not missed some easy chances at crucial moments.
Yuvraj was let off on 50 when Wankhede missed an easy stumping off Balaji Rao. Kartik then dropped Ricky in the slips when the batsman was on 32 with the team total on 98 in what turned out to be a costly miss.
Jugnu was also dropped, when on 17, by Prahlad Rawat off Parida.
Punjab (first innings): Rathore c Goud b P. Rawat 3, Ricky c Wankhede b K. Parida 97, Yuvraj b D. Singh 54, Dharmani c C.M. Jha (sub) b D. Singh 0, Mongia st Wankhede b K. Parida 34, Sanjay lbw b Parida 1, Jugnu c Wankhede b Kartik 30, Sarandeep batting 9.
Extras: (b-10, lb-6, nb-2) 18
Total: (for seven wickets in 93 overs) 246
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-93, 3-93, 4-158, 5-164, 6-216, 7-246.
LUCKNOW, March 13 (UNI) CRPF Delhi and Corps of Signals, Jalandhar entered the quarterfinals of the 20th All-India K.D. Singh Babu Memorial invitation prize money hockey tournament here today.
CRPF Delhi defeated Customs, Calcutta 3-0 after leading 2-0 at half time while Corps of Signals, Jalandhar beat Tamil Nadu XI 2-0, scoring one goal in each half. In another match PSEB Jalandhar edged out EME Jalandhar by a solitary second-half goal.
In the first match of the day, CRPF Delhi dominated through out the game. Today the Customs team was off colour. Customs Ram Bilas Ram and Bharat Kumar played an individual game most of the time and did not combine well with the wingers.
CRPF took the lead in the 26th minute when left winger Vencen Themram sent a pass to Mukesh Kumar, who made no mistake and scored the first goal. Jolan Topno scored the second goal in the 32nd minute off a pass from Vencen Themram to make it 2-0.
After the breather in the very first minute, Jolan Topno scored the third goal off a pass from Themram to complete the tally (3-0). CRPF forced five penalty corners against two by the Customs team but both the teams failed to utilise any of them.
In the second match PSEB, Jalandhar defeated EME, Jalandhar by a second-half goal scored by Hardial Singh in the 61st minute of the game.
EME dominated the first half but failed to score. They made the first attack and forced a penalty corner in the 20th minute but could not convert it. Soon PSEB also got a penalty corner but was it also wasted. EME again, in a counter-attack forced three penalty corners in the 24th, 25th and 27th minutes but could not convert any.
In the last match of the day, Corps of Signals, Jalandhar defeated Tamil Nadu XI. Signals men from the start made attacks on their rivals territory and forced five penalty corners within 20 minutes of the game but failed to score any goal. Tamil Nadu made only one attempt in the 21st minute and forced a penalty corner, which went in vain.
Signals took the lead just before the half time when D.D. Barla scored the first goal after dribbling past the defender.
Four minute after the breather, Tarsem Singh scored the second goal off a pass from G.Dass.
CHANDIGARH, March 13 A second title awaits Calcuttas glamour outfit Mohun Bagan as the gruelling National Football League reaches its climax later this month.
With 20 rounds having been completed, Mohun Bagan have surged ahead of the other 11 contestants securing 44 points from 13 victories and five draws. The 3-0 win over State Bank of Travancore put Bagan firmly in the saddle. The only team who have an outside chance of pipping the favourities are Goas Salgaocar SC who are trailing at the second spot with 36 points. With three more matches in hand, Salgaocar need to win all to keep their hopes alive, provided Bagan also lose both their remaining ties. However, one more victory for Bagan will put the title in the lap of the green and maroon brigade.
Danny Mc Lennans Churchill Brothers, who were following Subrata Bhattacharyas team closely in the previous round, saw their dream going up in smoke when they crashed to a shocking 1-2 defeat at the hands of ITI at Bangalore yesterday.
Salgaocar, the only team to remain in contention for the title at the end of the 20th round, got past Dempo 2-1 at Margao on March 9 to pick up three points. Incidentally, Salgaocar have played one match less then Mohun Bagan, Churchill Brothers and seven others as their tie against FC Kochin had been postponed.
Since the race for the title is now restricted to Mohun Bagan and Salgaocar, other teams like Churchill, Mahindras, JCT and FC Kochin will be fighting for lower positions.
JCT, who played a goal-less draw with East Bengal at Calcutta, now have 31 points while the latter are at par with Tollygunge with 26 points. Mahindras 2-0 victory over FC Kochin at Thiruvananthapuram yesterday, took them to the fourth position.
Debutants BSF, who held Tollygunge to a goal-less draw, snatched another valuable point but that may not to enough to save them from relegation since ITI, who beat Churchill, have once again increased the gap separating them. Dempo, who lost to Salgaocar are the other team facing relegation.
The following are the latest standings of the teams in the National Football League at the end of the 20th round on March 12 (read under teams, matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, and points)
PARADIP (Orissa), March 13 (UNI) Haryana were bundled out for 206 in the first innings, but fought back claiming three Orissa wickets for 17 runs on the opening day of their four-day Ranji Trophy super league group C match played at Gopabandhu Stadium here today.
At draw of stumps, Orissa vice-captain Rashmi Ranjan Parida was batting on five with allrounder Sanjan Raul on zero.
After skipper Parinder Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first, Haryana got off to a flying start with opener Paramjit Singh (51,6x4,121b) and Parinder (40,5x4,109b) putting on 93 runs for the second wicket.
The visitors, who were 103 for two, were skittled out for 206 in 85.5 overs as Orissa spinners Jagannath Das (four for 62) and Sanjay Raul (three for 37) ripped through the Haryana batting maintaining a good line and length.
Orissa who faced only eight overs before the stumps were drawn for the day, made a disastrous start losing skipper Shiv Sundar Das (four), Pradeep Das (6) and India discard Debasis Mohanty (zero) with only 17 runs on the board.
For Haryana, Vineet Jain, Feroz Ghayas and Sonu Sharma chipped in with one wicket each to put their side in a commanding position.
Haryana (first innings): Paramjit Singh run out 51, Jatinder Singh run out 5, Parinder Sharma run out 40, Jasbir Singh c R.R. Das b S. Raul 0, Sanjay Dalal c and b J. Das 25, Satish Olhan c (wk) Y. Mohanty b S. Raul 0, Ishan Ganda c S.S. Das b S. Raul 14, Pradeep Jain c R.R. Das b J. Das 16, Vineet Jain c S.S. Das b J. Das 20, Feroz Ghayas st. Y. Mohanty b J. Das 15, Sonu Sharma not out 0.
Total: all out for 206 in 85.5 overs.
Fall of wickets: 1/10, 2/103, 3/103, 4/106, 5/109, 6/143, 7/157, 8/174, 9/205, 10/206
Bowling: Debasis Mohanty 7-4-11-0, P. Jaychandra 7-1-23-0, Pravanjan Mallick 3-1-5-0, Sanjay Satpathy 26-8-52-0, Sanjay Raul 18-3-37-3, Jagannath Das 19.5-4-62-4, Pradeep Das 1-1-0-0.
Orissa (first innings): Shiv Sundar Das c P. Sharmab v Jain 4, Pradeep Das c S. Olhan b F. Ghayas 6, Rashmi Ranjan Parida batting 5, Debasis Mohanty l b w b S. Sharma 0, Sanjay Eaul batting 0.
Total: 17 for three wickets in 8 overs.
Fall of wickets: 1/11, 2/12, 3/17.
Bowling: Vineet Jain 3-1-5-1, Feroz Ghays 3-0-12-1, Sonu Sharma 1-1-0-1, Pradeep Jain 1-1-0-0.
BIRMINGHAM, March 13 (AFP) China won three titles and South Korea two here last evening as Xie Xuanze and Gong Zhichao became two of the most unexpected singles champions the All-England Badminton Championships have seen.
Chinas Xie upset the seedings for the fourth time in succession by winning 15-6, 15-13 against Taufik Hidayat, the 18-year-old Indonesian who had been hoping to become the youngest mens singles champion of the open era.
Gong, whose 50 kilograms looked too lightweight to last another tough contest, not only achieved that with a 11-5, 8-11, 11-5 win over compatriot Dai Yun, but earned her first title in 26 months during which she had been too frail to succeed.
Xies success could have Olympic implications. Next week he could join at least two other Chinese ranked in the top 16 above world champion Sun Jun, which in theory means he might not make the Sydney Games in September.
If we have more than three in the top 16 I think the coach will decade which three it is, admitted Xie, which means he could finish among the Olympic qualifying positions according to IBF regulations and still miss out.
This week though he has been a revelation and he was helped by the fact that a nervous Hidayat, who has now lost two All-England finals in succession, played into his hands.
The teenager lost the first 11 points and was 5-11 down in the second game before he started to make real progress. Too often he lifted the shuttle, something which suited Xies well-disguised and wrong-footing overheads.
Hidayat fought back to 13-13 by keeping the shuttle flatter and creating chances to hit down more, but the recovery came too late, and he left the arena too upset to talk to the international press.
But Xie was as relaxed with them as he had been on court. Yes, I expected to win because I know you have to be confident to have a chance, he said.
selection trials from April 6
SHIMLA, March 13 The Sports Authority of India will hold selection trials for admission to the sports training centre at Dharamsala on April 6 and 7 next.
A spokesman of the state Youth Services and Sports Department said talented sportspersons in the age group of 14-19 years would be admitted to the centre in the disciplines of athletics, hockey, volleyball and basketball for both boys and girls and in judo for girls only. He said outstanding sportspersons who had participated in national and international competitions or won medals in state championships were eligible to take part in the trials.
sportspersons would be provided free board and lodging,
sports kit, medical insurance and free coaching
facilities in the hostel. The eligible candidates should
bring two passport size photographs, original
certificates with one photo copy, and age certificates at
the centre in Dharamsala on April 6.
CHANDIGARH, March 13 The Chandigarh Bridge Association yesterday held trials to select the team to represent Chandigarh in the All-India Summer National Bridge Championship to be held at Kasauli (HP).
Seven teams took part in the trials. The team of Rakesh Goel (captain), Surjit Kapoor, Deepak Dutta and Col Ratan S. Bajwa won with 181 points and will represent Chandigarh in the nationals.
PSEB lift crown
PATIALA, March 13 (FOSR) Favourites PSEB, Patiala beat Amritsar eleven in the final by two wickets to annex the title in the 24th Diamond Cricket Tournament which concluded at Khanna, near here, today.
Amritsar eleven: 176 for 6 in 30 overs (Ankur Sondhi 65, Randev 20, Sandeep Kohli 3 for 30, Lakhbir Singh 2 for 26). PSEB (Patiala): 177 for 8 (Chandershekhar 35, Ajay Joshi 30, Gursewak 25, Anoop 18, Lakhbir Singh 15, Randev 3 for 42, Pankaj 2 for 39).
Sandeep Kohli of PSEB was declared the Man of the Series and Ankur Sondhi of Amritsar eleven was given the Man of the Match award.
AMRITSAR, March 13 (FOSR) The first Baba Farid Medical University sports meet opened here today at the local medical college. Students from all the 11 medical, dental and ayurvedic colleges are participating in the three-day meet.
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