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Monday, November 29, 1999
|India face defeat in tour opener
BRISBANE, Nov 28 Another defiant knock of 73 from first-innings centurion VVS Laxman was not enough to save the Indians from all but a defeat as they were bowled out for 204 on the third day of their tour opener against Queensland here today.
S. Korea hockey champs
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 South Korea today lifted the Asia Cup mens hockey title beating Pakistan 5-4 in the final here today. Hwang Jong Hyun struck twice as Asian Games silver medallists beat Pakistan, who led thrice in the match before succumbing to the Korean pace game.
Innings victory for SA
go down to East Bengal
slams ton in dream match
captures golf title
India overcome Lanka
Pal wins gold in 5000m
golf course inaugurated
live up to expectations
Singhal win TT titles
India face defeat in tour opener
BRISBANE, Nov 28 (PTI) Another defiant knock of 73 from first-innings centurion VVS Laxman was not enough to save the Indians from all but a defeat as they were bowled out for 204 on the third day of their tour opener against Queensland here today.
Queensland, who were all out for 401 in the morning taking a 124-run first-innings lead, need to score just 81 runs with a full days play remaining in the four-day match at the Gabba.
It was an abject surrender from both seniors and juniors in the touring side with more blame falling on the youngsters, who showed no heart for a fight nor any wish to book a place in the Test eleven for the series opener against Australia on December 10.
The experienced Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar were out to irresponsible shots after having a good look-in at the bowling.
Only first innings hero Laxman produced a good knock, though eventually he too was guilty of throwing his wicket away on the last ball before the tea interval, going for an extravagant square drive off a wide delivery from left-arm spinner Matthew Anderson to be caught behind.
His runs came off 101 balls in 135 minutes and included 12 fours.
Dravid (42) hit Anderson for a huge six and holed out to mid-on attempting to repeat the shot.
Tendulkar batted for nearly an hour for his 27 runs, hitting five fours from 51 balls. He uppishly cut medium-fast bowler Scott Muller to Matthew Hayden at gully after being dropped at the same spot a couple of overs earlier.
The Indians worry was compounded by the failure of openers Devang Gandhi and Sadagopan Ramesh, who were out after making 13 each, and young hope Vijay Bharadwaj (0), who suffered his second failure of the match.
The one noticeable failure of Indians in the match was their inability to rotate the strike. Dravid, for example, faced 109 balls for his 42 runs, which included seven fours and a six. In other words, he took eight singles from as many as 101 balls.
The Indians woes were of their own making against an ordinary bowling attack. On a pace-friendly wicket, the Indians lost most wickets to spinner Anderson, who bagged four for 50, including two wickets from the last three balls of the day.
Test discard Scott Muller claimed the prized wicket of Tendulkar for the second time in the match to finish with three for 37.
Earlier, the Queenslanders, resuming at 363 for seven, were all out in an hour for the addition of 38 runs.
India (1st innings) 277.
Queensland (1st innings) Hayden c Dravid b Prasad 44, Maher lbw b Mohanty 10, Love c MSK Prasad b Kumaran 120, Law run out 0, Symonds lbw b Mohanty 161, Foley c Mohanty b Kumaran 4, Secombe c Dravid b Kumaran 8, Bichel c MSK Prasad b Kumaran 3, Adale b Kumaran 24, Muller not out 15, Anderson c Gandhi b Prasad 0.
Extras (lb10, nb2) 12.
Total (all out, 101.4 overs) 401.
Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-91, 3-91, 4-295, 5-315, 6-327, 7-357, 8-363, 9-394.
Bowling: V. Prasad 27.4-4-109-2, D. Mohanty 19-5-64-2, T. Kumaran 25-7-68-5, A. Kumble 26-0-121-0, V. Bharadwaj 4-0-29-0.
Indians (2nd innings) Ramesh c Law b Muller 13, Gandhi c Secombe b Bichel 13, Laxman c Secombe b Anderson 73, Dravid c Muller b Anderson 42, Tendulkar c Hayden b Muller 27, Bharadwaj c Secombe b Muller 0, Prasad lbw b Bichel 16, Kumble run out 10, Kumaran not out 5, Venkatesh Prasad c Maher b Anderson 0, Mohanty b Anderson 0.
Extras (lb2, nb3) 5.
Total (all out, 70.3 overs) 204.
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-40, 3-125, 4-168, 5-171, 6-172, 7-197, 8-204, 9-204.
S. Korea hockey champs
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (PTI) South Korea today lifted the Asia Cup mens hockey title beating Pakistan 5-4 in the final here today.
Hwang Jong Hyun struck twice as Asian Games silver medallists beat Pakistan, who led thrice in the match before succumbing to the Korean pace game.
Asian Games gold medallists India defeated Commonwealth Games runners-up Malaysia 4-2 in a third place playoff earlier in the day.
South Korea 5 (Hwang Jong Hyun 13th and 16th minute, Yeo Woon Kon 53rd, Jeong Jong Ha 60th, Song Seong Tae 65th).
Pakistan 4 (Naveed Iqbal 9th, Sarwar Mohamad 22nd, Ali Raza 25th and Kasif Jawed 42nd).
The Indian forwards finally struck form today, a little too late, as they brushed aside hosts Malaysia 4-2 to finish third and claim the bronze medal in the Asia Cup Hockey Tournament here.
After a goal-less first half, India finally came into their own as the trio of Dhanraj Pillay, Baljit Singh Dhillon and Deepak Thakur made the Malaysian circle their own domain for most of the second half.
Senthil gave India the lead in the 44th minute and Deepak Thakur slammed home in the 50th to make it 2-0. Three minutes later, Saiful Zailni scored off a penalty corner to reduce the lead.
But Thakur again struck in the 61st minute, followed by Dhanraj Pillay in the 64th to take the match beyond the hosts, who reduced the lead to 4-2 in the 69th minute off a Mirnawan Nawawi deflection.
India started loosely as Malaysia held sway for most of the first half. But both the sides made elementary errors in the midfield and defence.
Malaysia earned four penalty corners in the first half but wasted all of them with wayward shooting.
India earned only one penalty corner, when Dhanraj Pillay went in with Gagan Ajit Singh, but the resultant shot flew wide of the post.
In the 18th minute, Baljit Singh Saini swung his stick dangerously and was shown the yellow card and India played with 10 men for 10 minutes. At half-time, both the teams were held goal-less.
The Indian forwards started combining well in the second half as the Malaysians also opened up the spaces looking for goals. That gave Dhillon the space he was looking for.
Once, Dhillon got moving, it was difficult to stop him. He was easily the best player on the field today. In the 43rd minute, India came close when Senthil and Pillay following a Dhillon move cut into the circle with Senthil shooting. The rebound off the goalkeepers pads was picked up Pillay but his hard whack on the ball saw it zooming off the cross-piece.
A minute later, Deepak Thakur and Dhillon moved up, dribbling the ball between themselves. With two defenders in front of him, Dhillon tapped the ball to an unmarked Senthil who slammed it in giving India the lead with the first goal.
India maintained territorial supremacy and moved the ball beautifully all over the ground. Dhillon, almost playing midfielder, was the man making the moves as he passed the ball between Thakur and Pillay.
It was one such move in the 50th minute that set up Indias second goal. Off a defensive error, Dhillon sent the ball to Pillay who moved into the circle and gave it to Thakur whose first timer almost touched the net for the second goal.
Three minutes later, off a counter-attack, Malaysia earned their fifth penalty corner which was struck in giving Malaysia their first goal (1-2).
Indias third goal came in the 61st minute. Dhillon took the ball from the midfield and moved up, going all the way, dribbling past three, then four before giving the ball to Pillay. Cornered into a narrow angle, Pillay drew the goalkeeper out before tapping it to Deepak Thakur who shot in for his second and the teams third goal.
Final rankings: 1. Korea 2. Pakistan 3. India 4. Malaysia 5. Japan 6. Bangladesh 7. China 8. Hong Kong, China 9. Sri Lanka
Man of the match: Song
Seong Tae (Korea). Fairplay Trophy: Pakistan. Top scorer:
Sohail Abbas (16 goals). Most promising player (Roslan
Jamaluddin, Malaysia). Best player of the tournament:
Song Seong Tae (Korea).
Aussies complete 3-0 series win
PERTH, Nov 28 (AP) Paceman Glenn McGrath rekindled his bowling form with a series best 4-49 to inspire Australia to a innings and 20 runs win and a clean sweep of the three-Test series against Pakistan today.
The win inside three days gave Australia its second 3-0 clean sweep in 17 series over Pakistan. Ian Chappells side beat Pakistan by the same margin in the 1972-73 series.
Faced with the uphill task of salvaging a draw after conceding a 296-run first innings deficit, Pakistan went down swinging after a forceful century by Ijaz Ahmed.
It was a major achievement, skipper Steve Waugh said. They are a very good cricket side, in the first three no doubt, so we played really well.
We set ourselves a goal to win all six Tests this summer. Were half way there, Waugh said after his first home series as captain.
Australia play India in a three-Test series starting in Adelaide on December 10.
Ijaz hammered a 160-ball 115 runs before Pakistan was dismissed for 276, five minutes before the tea break on the third day.
After Pakistan was bowled out for 155 on the first day, Australia rallied around centuries by Justin Langer and Man-of-the-Match Ricky Ponting to hit up 451.
McGrath, who had just seven wickets in the series before the Test, finished with a match haul of 7-93.
Michael Kasprowicz, on a Test comeback, followed up his 4-53 with 3-79 to claim a match bag of 7-132.
Pakistan (1st innings): 155
Australia (1st innings): 451
Pakistan (2nd innings): (overnight 40 for 2)
Anwar c Gilchrist b Fleming 6
Wasti c Fleming b McGrath 7
Ijaz c Slater b Kasprowicz 115
Saqlain lbw b Kasprowicz 12
Inzamam c Mark Waugh b McGrath 8
Youhana c Steve Waugh b McGrath 0
Azhar Mahmood b Warne 17
Moin Khan c Gilchrist b McGrath 26
Akram c McGrath b Kasprowicz 52
Akhtar c Warne b Fleming 8
Mohammad not out 10
Extras: (6lb, 9nb) 15
Total: (all out in 69.4 overs) 276
Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-25, 3-53, 4-56, 5-114, 6-168, 7-230, 8-256, 9-261.
Steve Waugh hails clean sweep
PERTH, Nov 28 (AP) Skipper Steve Waugh hailed today Australias 3-0 clean sweep over Pakistan as a great achievement and said the team would try hard to keep it up in the upcoming series against India.
Australia handed out an innings and 20-run defeat to Wasim Akrams men inside three days to add to wins in Brisbane and Hobart.
The clean sweep is the first in 27 years inflicted on Pakistan by any team since Ian Chappells side won 3-0 here in 1972-73. It is also only Australias seventh clean sweep ever.
We played in a different level this series. They are a very good Test match side capable of beating any one. It is a major achievement, a jubilant Waugh said.
Its a bit like the World Cup. You set your standards really high. You dont want to fall below that level again. It is something well have to keep up now.
Australia has been notorious for losing the last Tests in series already won. The dead rubber syndrome is gone, said Waugh.
Akakios sets world record in wlifting
PIRAEUS (Greece), Nov 28 (AP) Akakios Kakiashvilis of Greece has set a world record in the snatch and won the mens 94-kilogram title at the World Weightlifting Championships.
Kakiashvilis hoisted 188.0 kg in the snatch yesterday to better the world mark by half a kilo and clinched Greeces first overall title in the championships.
More than 8,000 people
at Piraeus Peace and Friendship Stadium erupted in
joy as the Georgian-born lifter received his medals.
Greeces Leonidas Kokas added to the celebration,
taking the bronze medal with 402.5 kg, including the
second-best lift in the snatch of 185 kg.
Innings victory for SA
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 28 (AFP) South Africa completed their tenth consecutive home Test win when they beat England by an innings and 21 runs on the fourth day of the first Test at the Wanderers today.
Shaun Pollock took the last two wickets to finish with four for 64.
Pollock with match figures of eight for 80, and fellow fast bowler Allan Donald, who took 11 for 127, were the heroes of South Africas first victory by an innings over their oldest test rivals.
It was the 116th match between the countries.
Andrew Caddick delayed South Africas win by hitting 48, his highest Test score, scoring 44 off 53 balls today.
England had started the day in a hopeless position at 188 for seven, still 93 runs short of avoiding an innings defeat.
Led by Caddick, they added 72 runs in quick time before going down.
South Africas remarkable sequence of home wins started when they beat Pakistan in Port Elizabeth in the final Test of a three-match series in 1997-98.
They then beat Sri Lanka twice in the same season, achieved a 5-0 clean sweep against the West Indies last season and started the current season by beating Zimbabwe in Bloemfontein.
It was South Africas 11th Test without defeat in all matches, a record for the country and their third successive innings win, following two against Zimbabwe.
South Africa opened the bowling today with Donald and Pollock, who had taken all 17 wickets to that stage.
Only six times in Test history had two bowlers shared all 20 wickets in a match, the last time being when Bob Massie took 16 wickets and Dennis Lillee four against England at Lords in 1972.
Caddick batted aggressively, however, and Donald was taken off after conceding 16 runs in two overs.
Left arm spinner Paul Adams replaced Donald. Caddick hit the spinner for a six but Adams had Andrew Flintoff caught and bowled for 36 in the eighth over of the day to break the Donald-Pollock stranglehold on wickets. Flintoff and Caddick had put on 52 for the eighth wicket.
Donald and Pollock resumed the attack when the new ball became due after 54 runs had been scored in 13 overs.
Caddick endured a torrid over from Donald before edging Pollock over the slips for a boundary to register his highest Test score but was bowled next ball off an inside edge.
Allan Mullally lasted just two balls before edging Pollock to second slip.
England (1st innings):122
South Africa (1st innings): 403-9 decl.
England (2nd innings)
Butcher lbw b Donald 32
Atherton c Boucher b Pollock 0
Hussain b Pollock 16
Vaughan lbw b Donald 5
Stewart c Rhodes b Donald 86
Adams c Boucher b Donald 1
Flintoff c and b Adams 36
Hamilton c Pollock b Donald 0
Caddick b Pollock 48
Gough not out 16
Mullally c Kallis b Pollock 0
Extras (b-4, lb-10, w-6) 20
Total (all out in 83.4 overs) 260
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-31, 3-41, 4-145, 5-147, 6-166, 7-166, 8-218, 9-260.
PSEB go down to East Bengal
NEW DELHI, Nov 28 (PTI) Calcutta giants East Bengal and IFA shield winners Mohun Bagan scored contrasting victories in their respective groups to remain on course for the semifinals in the Durand Cup Football Tournament here today.
While East Bengal played fluent soccer to dent the semi-final aspirations of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) with a 3-0 victory in group C, arch rivals Bagan had to quell a stiff first-half challenge from Tata Football Academy (TFA) to win a group D clash 2-1 at the Ambedkar Stadium here.
Despite the absence of six first-choice players, doing duty for the Indian team in the Asia Cup qualifiers at Abu Dhabi, and injury to some of the others, East Bengal produced exhilarating football and dominated throughout against PSEB, who beat BSF 2-1 in their first half.
Raman Vijayan gave them the lead in the fifth minute and Tushar Rakshit (72nd) and Kennedy (84th) added two late goals for East Bengal, who have won the Durand Cup on 14 occasions, the last time in 1995.
But more than the scoreline, the superb stuff produced by the players was highly satisfying for East Bengal coach Subhash Bhowmick as three of his players were not fully fit.
Began and TFA shared the honours 1-1 at the end of a keenly contested first half after Debjit Ghoses 24th minute lead was equalised by TFAs Mohd Quizar three minutes later.
Arun slams ton in dream match
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 28 (AP) Azeemul Haniff added an unbeaten century to his first-innings 62 as Guyana played the touring India A side to a draw in a three-day match here.
After India declared at 324 for nine, Guayana piled up 193 for one to add to its first-innings total of 222.
Haniff hit an undefeated 102, reaching the century mark with a boundary off the last ball of the match despite the Indian team manning every boundary yesterday.
Haniffs century, the first by Guyana, came in 119 balls in 162 minutes and was studded with 13 fours and one six.
Guyanese batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan regained his form by scoring a rapid half-century to flay the Indian bowling attack. Sarwan finished unbeaten on 56, made in 105 minutes off 60 balls. His innings included seven boundaries and one six.
Earlier, India resumed at its 197 for the loss of four wickets and reached 270 for the loss of three more wickets by lunch.
Vijay captures golf title
NEW DELHI, Nov 28 Showing that he did not succumb to mounting pressure, Vijay Kumar played yet another spectacular round of six under 66 to win the Honda-Siel-PGA-Daikia Golf Championship at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) course here today.
Vijay Kumars aggregate of 280 saw him pick up a hefty purse of Rs 4,53,600 and a gleaming Honda City Car, 1.5 exi, valued at Rs 7 lakh.
Hitting a long ball and putting superbly, Vijay Kumar defeated Arjun Singh by two strokes. Arjun Singh could fire two under 70 and conceded the title to the more experienced player.
Shiv Prakash, with an aggregate of 286, finished third followed by Feroz Ali (287) and Mukesh Kumar (288). Uttam Singh Mundy, last years champion, had to rest content with 11th position (293).
This was Vijays second major title on the tour after the 1995 Mahindra win in Mumbai. With this stupendous win, he was now in line for the Wills Tour Order of Merit for the third year running.
It was a tussle between experience and youth and experience prevailed. Both Vijay and Arjun were neck and neck until the 12th. Then Vijay got into his superb groove. He snatched a hat-trick of birdies on the 13th, 14th and 15th.
After playing first four par, Vijay birdied the 5th and then sank a 10-footer for another on the 6th. As if this was not enough, he surged ahead with an eagle on the par-5 8th when he reached the green in two and drained a 14-footer. After making a par on the 9th, he was four-under at the turn for the day and six-under for the competition.
In contrast, Arjun played erratically. He nullified his lead. He made bogies on the 3rd and the 6th. He however had a birdie on the 8th.
The competition sharpened as back nine commenced. Arjun made birdies on the 10th and the 11th.
Results: Vijay Kumar 280
(66,72,76,66), Arjun Singh 282 (69,73,70,70), Shiv
Prakash 286 (71,72,70,73), Feroz Ali 287 (72,71,72,72),
Mukesh Kumar 288 (73,70,74,71), Basad Ali 289
(74,72,68,75), Inderjit Bhalotia 291 (73,72,71,75),
Shamim Khan 291 (76,72,71,72), Amritinder Singh 291
Impressive India overcome Lanka
ABU DHABI, Nov 28 (UNI) India played like champions to easily overcome Sri Lanka 3-1 as favourites Uzbekistan got the better of the UAE to qualify for the 2000 Asia Cup final from group three at Al Ain last night.
The Indians, who gave signs of their brilliance in their first two matches, continued with their vastly improved show to secure the third place in the standings. The defeat forced Sri Lanka to the bottom of the table without a single win.
India looked more organised and dangerous. Their frequent attempts at scoring gave the Lankans some difficult moments.
India began with a 4-4-2 formation with Prasanta Dora in goal and F Dutta and Daljit Singh at right and left back. Deepak Mandal was the stopper and he had Roberto Fernandez as his central defending partner.
Basudeb Mondal shot India into the lead in the 24th minute when he fired a powerful shot that beat the advancing custodian Mohammed Illyas.
A minute later, Bijen Singh came close to adding the second but Illyas managed a desperate save for Sri Lanka.
Renedy Singh scored the second goal for India when he cashed in on a perfect pass from Bijen Singh to score five minutes before the break.
Sri Lanka attacked with determination in the second half and reduced the margin in the 19th minute when Isuru Perera switched the ball from the right flank for Kasun to score following a mix-up in front of the Indian goal.
Even as Sri Lanka searched for the equaliser, Syed Sabir Pasha, who substituted for star striker I M Vijayan, scored the third goal for India.
Indian coach Sukhvinder Singh was pleased with his teams performance. He said the win would boost his teams confidence before they clashed with Bangladesh in their last outing.
In their match against the UAE, Uzbekistan absorbed the immense pressure piled by the hosts before scoring the all- important goal in the 71st minute to qualify for the Asia Cup final.
The soccer powerhouse from central Asia finished with an all-win record to top group three and enter the Asia Cup finals to be held in Lebanon in October next year.
For the UAE, it was a sad exit after being the runners-up in 1996. In this do or die encounter, Uzbekistan showed their thorough professional approach to eliminate the UAE.
After two unimpressive performances, the UAE went into last nights match under intense pressure. They gave some good display during the first half and dominated the proceedings quite often but failed to score.
Striker Shatskikh Maksim, a top professional player, scored the winner for Uzbekistan to take the battle out of the UAEs hands.
Uzbekistan played with a 4-4-2 formation and Bugajo Pavel was in the goal for the first time in the tournament.
Shinder Pal wins gold in 5000m
LUDHIANA, Nov 28 Shinder Pal of Jalandhar took 15:03.10 secs to win the 5000m race in the under-20 years category of the 76th Punjab State Junior Athletic Championship for boys and girls being organised jointly by the NRI Sabha (Punjab) and District Amateur Athletic Association, Ludhiana, at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today.
In the gruelling race, Sanjeev Kumar of Hoshiarpur (15:30.90 secs) and Parmik Singh of Patiala (15:43.92 secs) finished second and third respectively.
In shot put (u-16) local lad Amanpreet Singh Gill with a throw of 15.65 metres won the gold. Varinder Singh of Moga hurled the iron ball to a distance of 14.96 metres to win a silver while Ranjit Singh of Amritsar with a throw of 14.93 metres had to remain content with a bronze.
In the under-18 years group, Itwant Singh of Fatehgarh Sahib threw the ball to a distance of 16.42 metres to emerge victorious. He was followed by Prempal Singh Moga (16.25 metres) and Resham Singh also of Moga (16.18 metres) respectively.
In the girls section, Manjit Kaur of Jalandhar clocked 58.13 secs to win the gold. In 400m u-18 years category Gurkirat Paul Kaur also from Jalandhar finished runner-up with a timing of 1:00.56 secs while Rupinder Kaur of Ludhiana stood third with 1:04.69 secs.
Earlier, Mr Arun Goel, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana inaugurated the three-day championship in which 800 boys and girls are taking part. Before the formal inauguration, Mr Goel took the salute at a march past and Gurpreet Singh, a national-level athlete took the oath on behalf of the participants.
High Jump (boys u-20) 1 Surjeet Singh (Ldh) 1.92 m 2 Raminder Singh (Ldh) 1.82, 3 Harmail Singh (Fgs) 1.62. High jump (boys u-18) 1 Kulwinder Singh (Ldh) 1.82 m 2 Dilbagh Singh (Asr) 1.70, 3 Gurpreet Singh (Asr) 1.60.
400 m (Girls u-18), 1 Manjit Kaur (Jal) 58.13 secs 2 Gurkiratpaul Kaur (Jal) 1.00.56, 3 Rupinder Kaur (Ldh) 1.04.69. 2000 m (Boys u-16) 1 Tarsem Singh (Ptl) 6.01.32 secs 2 Prabhjot Singh (Asr) 6.06.20, 3 Sandeep Singh (Jal) 6.08.06. 3000 m (Girls u-18) 1 Naginder Kaur (Asr) 10.57.47 secs, 2 Ravinder Kaur (Gdr) 11.01.67, 3 Rajdeep Kaur (Sng) 11.10.22, 400 m (Boys u-18) 1 Ashok Kumar (Jal) 50.72 secs, 2 Gurvinder Singh (Ptl) 50.80, 3 Jagtar (Asr) 52.31.
400 m (Boys u-16) 1 Manpreet Singh (Ptl) 52.02 secs, 2 Prabhjot Singh (Ldh) 52.12.3, 3 Hadeep Singh (Rpr) 52.81. 400 m (Girls u-16) 1 Chandan (Jal) 1.04.13 secs 2 Karamjit Kaur (Rpr) 1-04.62, 3 Kuldeep Kaur (Gdr) 1.09.63. 400 m (Girls u-20) 1 Spinder Kaur (Gdr) 58.72 secs \ 2 Monika Rana (Asr) 58.97, 3 Palwinder Kaur (Jal) 1.02.19.
400 m (Boys u-20) 1
Baljit Singh (Jal) 48.91 secs 2 Manjit
Singh (Ldh) 50.42, 3 Rajinder Singh (Fzr) 50.59,
shotput (Boys u-16) 1 Amanpreet Singh (Ldh) 15.65
m 2 Varinder Singh (Moga) 14.96, 3 Ranjit
Singh (Asr) 14.93. Shotput (Boys u-18) 1 Itwant
Singh (Fgs) 16.42 m 2 Prempal Singh (Moga) 16.25,
3 Resham Singh (Moga) 16.18. Shotput (Boys u-20) 1
Gurpreet Singh (Gfs) 14.65 m 2 Lakhwinder
Singh (Moga) 12.48, 3 Harpreet Singh (Fgs) 12.40.
5000 m (Boys u-20) 1 Shinder Pal (Jal) 15.03.10
secs 2 Sanjeev Kumar (Hsr) 15.30.90, 3
Parnik Singh (Ptl) 15.43.92.
9-hole golf course inaugurated
PHILLAUR, Nov 28 The newly-designed nine-hole golf course of the RGC, PPA, Phillaur, was inaugurated by Mr Sarabjit Singh, Director-General of Police Punjab here yesterday.
A one-day inter-club invitational golf tournament under the aegis of the Punjab Golf Association was organised in which about 65 amateur golfers from all over Punjab representing various golf clubs like the RGC, the PPA, the PHR, Black Elephant, Patiala, PAP Golf Club, BSF (both Jalandhar), Army Golf Club, Jalandhar Cantt, the RCF, Kapurthala, PAU, Ludhiana, DCW, Patiala, and Hoshiarpur Club participated in the tournament.
Dahiya, Singhal win TT titles
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 Deepak Dahiya of Rohtak won the subjunior boys singles title beating last years state champion Rohit Verma of Sirsa 21-19, 21-17 while Monika Singhal of Sirsa claimed the subjunior girls title defeating Charu of Rohtak in the final of the Surender Kaur Memorial second Haryana State Ranking Table Tennis Championship at Tika Ram Girls College, Sonepat, today.
In the boys section, Neeraj Kumar of Panchkula won the title beating Sunil Ahuja of Sirsa 21-18, 21-10 while the girls singles title was won by Haryana State Warehousing Table Tennis Academy (Sirsa).
In the mens section, Ganesh Ahuja, Neeraj Kumar, Jainender Jain, Nalin Somani, Vikal Saini, Gaurav Jain, Sunil Ahuja and Neerajmani Babbar entered the quarterfinals.
In the womens section, Monika, Meenu, Preeti, Bhawna Sharma, Charu, Sweta, Vadana and Sweta entered the quarterfinals.
Resutls: Subjunior girls singles:
Q-finals: Monika Singhal (Srs) b Reema (Bhn) 21-13, 21-19, Rinki (Rwr) b Nisha (Yngr) 21-17, 21-14, Charu (Rht) b Poonam (Rht) 21-12, 21-14, Sweta (Rht) b Anita (Rwr) 21-16, 21-17.
S-finals: Monika (Srs) b Rinki (Rwr) 21-9, 21-8, Charu (Rht) b Sweta (Rht) 21-18, 21-15.
Final: Monika Singhal (Srs) b Charu (Rht) 21-15, 21-16.
Subjunior boys singles (Quarterfinals):
Rohit Verma (Srs) b Prashant (Knl) 21-18, 8-21, 21-13, Deepak (Rht) Lenin (Rht) 8-21, 21-11, 21-16, Parmod Yadav (Rwr) b Rahul Batra (Pkl) 22-20, 21-15, Manuj (Ggn) b Sumit (Knl) 21-8, 18-21, 21-16.
Semifinals: Rohit (Srs) b Manuj (Ggn) 21-14, 21-16, Deepak (Rhk) b Parmod (Rwr) 21-11, 22-20.
Final: Deepak Dahiya (Rht) b Rohit Verma (Srs) 21-19, 21-17.
Junior girls singles (quarterfinals):
Monika (Srs) b Pushpa (Bwn) 21-9, 21-10, Meenu (Srs) b Sweta (Srs) 22-20, 21-13, Preeti (Rtk) b Veena (Bhn) 21-19, 21-11, Charu (Rtk) b Reema (Bhn) 21-19, 21-18.
S-finals: Meenu (Srs) b Preeti (Rtk) 21-15, 21-18,Monika (Srs) b Charu (Rtk) 21-15, 21-17.
Junior girls final: Monika Singhal (Srs) b Meenu (Srs) 21-15, 16-21, 21-16.
Boys (q-finals): Neeraj (Pkl) b Vikram (Rtk) 21-8, 21-14, Neeraj Chaudhary (Pkl) b Rahul Dahiya (Rtk) 21-11, 15-21, 21-12, Neeraj Mani Babbar (Knl) b Lenin (Rtk) 21-19, 21-14, Sunil (Ahuja) Srs) b Deepak Malik (Rtk) 20-22, 21-13, 21-13.
S-finals: Neeraj Kumar (Pkl) b Neeraj Chaudhary (Pkl) 21-14, 21-14, Sunil Ahuja (Srs) b Neeraj Mani Babbar (Knl) 21-11m 21-14.
World title for Sampras
HANOVER (Germany), Nov 28 (Reuters) Pete Sampras crushed world number one Andre Agassi 6-1 7-5 6-4 in the final of the ATP tour World Championship today to end the decade he has dominated in superb style.
Sampras proved he was back to his brilliant best after a year fighting injury to equal Ivan Lendls record of five triumphs in the year-end event.
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 Lucknow will play host to the Rs 8 lakh Prize Money Syed Modi Memorial Badminton Grand Prix from December 11 to 14. After this meet, Patna will host the Rs 4 lakh senior Grand Prix tournament from December 16 to 19, followed by another Rs 4 lakh Grand Prix at Pune from January 1 to 3, next year. Mumbai will host the National Sports Club of India-sponsored Senior Grand Prix from January 5 to 8, 2000.
Uzbeks live up to expectations
NEW DELHI, Nov 28 (PTI) Top seeds Uzbekistan achieved their dream of winning the Asia Cup Team Tennis Championship yesterday with a clinical slaughter of Japan 2-0 in the final, while India saved themselves from blushes with a bronze medal finish here.
Uzbekistan, beaten in the 1998 final when Mahesh Bhupathi led India to a thrilling win, this year came here as favourites and lived up to the expectations after India were eliminated at the semifinal stage.
Uzbek No.1 Oleg
Ogorodov, erratic at times, overcame Japanese top player
Takahiro Terachi 6-1 6-4 in just 50 minutes after Vadim
Kutsenko had given the central Asian nation 1-0 lead by
winning the first singles.
PU hockey: Sudhar boys victorious
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 (BOSR) Dev Samaj College of Education for Women, Sector 36, Chandigarh won the Panjab University Basketball (B division) Womens Championship while GTB National College, Dakha (Ludhiana) secured the second position.
In the matches played today, GTB National College, Dakha, defeated DAV College of Education, Abohar, 12-2. The half-time score was 6-2. Jaspreet Kaur and Kamaljeet scored four points each for the winners while Anjali scored two points for the losers.
In another match, Dev Samaj College of Education (W) blasted GTB National College, Dakha 40-8. The half-time score was 22-2.
Saloni of Dev Samaj was the higher scorer with 22 points. Nidhi scored 10 points and Poonam eight points. Harmeet Kaur scored five points for the losers.
In the PU Inter College Hockey (Mens) Zonal Tournament played at PU grounds today, GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar, Ludhiana, blanked Government College, Sector 11, 9-0. Ranjit scored five goals followed by Rajdeep (2) Manjinder and Rattandeep (one goal each).
In another match, Government College, Ludhiana, outplayed SGGS College, Sector 26, 2-1 with the half-time score of 1-0. Inderpal and Harwant scored one goal each. Gurpreet scored the lone goal for the losers.
ROPAR, Nov 28 (TNS) Jyoti House of the local Shiwalik Public School won the overall championship at the annual sports meet of the school which concluded last evening here.
Naveen Bhatia, a student of plus two, and Ruchika, a student of plus one, were adjudged best athletes of the meet among boys and girls sections, respectively.
Mr Khushi Ram, Additional Deputy Commissioner, presided over the concluding function and gave away the prizes to the winners. Mr M. M. Singh Soni, Principal of the school, presented the annual report.
Mayo College lift Kalaswala Cup
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 (TNS) The Mayo College, Ajmer, team comprising J.S. Bakshi, G.S. Bakshi and G.S. Bajwa clinched the Kalaswala Cup in the old boys golf competition held on the Chandigarh Golf Club course here today.
Following one point behind were the Government High School, Bassi Pathana, team of C.S. Toor, Col J.S. Panag, Mrs Deepu Dhanoa and K.S. Dhillon.
Played on the stableford basis the winners notched a score of 98 with the runners-up falling one point behind.
The best stableford score among men and ladies was by I.P.S. Doabia (St Johns) and Mrs Dimple Minocha (Carmel).
Girish Virk of St Johns had the longest drive of 288 yards and Col J.S. Panag (Government High School, Bassi Pathana) was closest to the pin.
The oldest participant was H.S. Guron (65 years) from Lawrence School, Sanawar, and the youngest Manu Sharma (16) from St Johns.
LUDHIANA, Nov 28 (FOSR) Trials to select the Punjab youth basketball team (boys and girls) will be conducted here at the Guru Nanak Stadium on November 29 at 2 pm, according to Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association (PBA). Interested players should report to Mr B S Brar, joint secretary, PBA at the venue. Players born on or after January 1, 1983, are eligible to participate. The selected players will represent Punjab in the National Youth Basketball Championship to be held at Chittorgarh (Rajasthan) from December 8 to 13.
Reetinder to lead
PATIALA, Nov 28 (FOSR) Punjab allrounder Reetinder Sodhi will lead the north zone team slated to take part in the All-India Inter Zone C.K. Nayadu Cricket Tournament which will commence at Chennai from December 25, according to Mr M.P. Pandove, secretary, Punjab Cricket Association. The other members of the squad are: Yuvraj Singh, Munish Sharma, Ravneet Ricky, S.P. Singh, Amit Uniyal, Rajan Gupta, Gautam Ghambhir, Amit Suman, Chetan Sharma, Sidharth Verma, Ajay Ratra, Ishan Ganda, Satish Oahlan, Shavinder Singh and Inderjit Singh.
Standbyes: Maninder Bhola, Pardeep Chawla, R.R. Jha and Vivek Mahajan. The coach-cum-manager of the squad will be Mr S.S. Bawa.
HISAR, Nov 28 (FOSR) International Madan Lal and national gold madalist Amita, both from Hisar, will lead the boys and girls teams of Haryana respectively in the Junior National Judo Championship to be held at Aizol in Mizoram from November 30 to December 4, recording to Dr Sumer Singh Nandal, general secretary of the Haryana Judo Association, here today.
Mr Tek Chand and Mr Lokmani Tyagi will be the coaches of the team.
The other team members are:
Boys: Rajender, Om Prakash, Jasvir Singh (all from Hisar), Hari Singh (Sirsa), Karamvir (Sirsa) Dinesh and Navin (Rohtak).
Girls: Salu, Poonam, Saroj (Bhiwani), Jyoti, Kamlesh (Hisar), Nidhi (Gurgaon) and Seema (Sirsa).
BATALA, Nov 28 (FOC) Batala Sewa Samiti (Regd) a social wing of the RSS organised a two-day inter-district (Amritsar and Gurdaspur dists) sports competition which concluded at S L Bawa DAV College ground here today in which about 300 children of Amritsar and Gurdaspur district participated in the competition.
Competitions were held amongst boys and girls between the age group of 8 to 10 and 10-12. Results: 100m: (below 10) Boys: 1 Ashok (Amritsar), 2 Karan (Gurdaspur district). Girls: 1 Pushpa, 2 Radha (both of Amritsar district). (200 m (below 10 boys): 1 Satish (Amritsar) 2 Sandeep (Gurdaspur). Girls: 1 Reets, 2 Madhu (both from Amritsar district).
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