|Monday, March 13, 2000,
Hyderabad bundled out for 204
Jr women hockey squad announced
JAMSHEDPUR, March 12 (PTI) Saurav Ganguly cracked a stroke-filled captains century to provide the icing on the cake as a rejuvenated India registered a comprehensive six-wicket victory over South Africa in the second one-day cricket tie here today to go 2-0 up with three games left.
The graceful left-hander hammered his 12th one-day hundred in making an unbeaten 105 as India coasted to 203 for four wickets in 47.1 overs after dismissing the visitors for 199 in 47.2 overs in a fine bowling effort on a slow Keenan stadium pitch.
The 27-year-old Ganguly, who took over captaincy from Sachin Tendulkar after the 0-2 Test series rout, maintained the right momentum as he hammered 10 fours and four mighty sixes and fittingly brought up the winning runs. He was named the Man of the Match.
He raised a fighting 88-run third wicket stand with Rahul Dravid (36) and 73 runs for the fourth wicket with Mohd Azharuddin (29) to lift the innings from a tricky 33 for 2.
South Africa, who saw India successfully chase their massive total of 301 in the first game at Kochi, found nothing go their way and had to thank skipper Hansie Cronje, who won the toss and chose to take first strike, for his top score of 71 that helped his team close to the 200-run mark.
But Sunil Joshi, who captured four wickets for 38 runs in a brilliant display of orthodox left arm spin bowling, and paceman Ajit Agarkar (3/34) led the Indian attack that dominated the South African batting and set up the eventually comfortable win.
The Indian skipper set the packed stadium ablaze as he displayed a rich repertoire of strokes on both sides of the wicket as India broke their Keenan jinx, winning their first match after four defeats at the venue.
None of the South African batsmen barring Cronje could hang around for long on the slow turning track after Agarkar provided an early jolt by bowling the in-form opener Gary Kirsten off the very fifth ball of the match.
The visitors never really recovered though Cronje and left-hander Nicky Boje (28) put on a valiant 70-run fifth wicket partnership to stem the rot to some extent. But Joshi produced a devastating second spell to rip through the lower middle order and send the innings into disarray with three wickets in quick succession.
Chasing an easy asking rate of four per over, Ganguly and Tendulkar looked quite comfortable against the pace of Shaun Pollock and Steve Elworthy forcing Cronje to introduce spin as early as the seventh over.
The two added 33 runs when South Africa had the prized scalp of Tendulkar. The batting maestro had himself to blame as having jumped out and blasted Pollock to the fence once, he tried to repeat the shot but only succeeded in skiing a catch to Cronje at long off.
The hosts suffered another jolt when Sunil Joshi failed as pinch-hitter for the second time, trapped leg before by off-spinner Derek Crookes for nought to raise fears of another top order collapse.
But Ganguly and Dravid produced a rollicking stand which seemed to have a demoralising effect on South Africa.
Ganguly was more aggressive than Dravid as he unleashed a flurry of strokes while Dravid was content to rotate the strike and play an ideal supporting role.
The Indian skipper drove Jacques Kallis for three runs on the on-side to notch up his fifty and then opened out further.
Ganguly, who delectably late cut for fours, hoisted Crookes over wide long-on and then sent Pieter Strydoms left arm spin soaring over midwicket and the sight-screen for three more sixes.
Left arm spinner Nicky Boje provided the breakthrough by evicting Dravid second ball of a new spell to raise hopes of a spirited fightback by South Africa. Dravid came out to loft a ball spinning away from him, but mistimed completely to spoon a catch to Herschelle Gibbs in the cover region.
Azharuddin, who joined Ganguly, stepped up pace of the game by executing some delightful strokes as runs started flowing in a torrent.
With Cronje employing an attacking field to take wickets, both the batsmen found boundaries easy to come as the hosts moved towards the victory target with ease.
India would have finished off the job much earlier, after reaching 185 for three in the 40th over, but for Ganguly playing 17 deliveries without scoring on the verge of his century before reaching the milestone by taking a single off Crookes.
Azharuddin was comprehensively bowled the first ball sent down by Cronje, but Jadeja joined Ganguly to complete the formalities.
The third one-dayer will come off at the Nahar Singh stadium in Faridabad on March 15.
Kirsten b Agarkar 0
Gibbs c Dighe b Joshi 27
Kallis c Dighe b Agarkar 18
Klusener c Dighe b Tendulkar 19
Cronje c Robin b Joshi 71
Boje c Dighe c Kumaran 28
Pollock b Joshi 7
Boucher not out 14
Crookes c Ganguly b Joshi 0
Strydome lbw b Kumble 1
Elworthy c and b Agarkar 3
Extras: (nb-1, w-4, lb-6) 11
Total: (all out in 47.2 overs) 199
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-41, 3-59, 4-88, 5-150, 6-178, 7-182, 8-182, 9-185.
Bowling: Agarkar 9.2-1-34-3, Kumaran 8-0-37-1, Joshi 10-1-38-4, Kumble 10-0-36-1, Tendulkar 9-0-39-1, Dravid 1-0-9-0.
Ganguly not out 105
Tendulkar c Cronje b Pollock 21
Joshi lbw b Crookes 0
Dravid c Gibbs b Boje 36
Azharuddin b Cronje 29
Jadeja not out 2
Extras: (nb 2, w 5, lb 3) 10
Total: (for 4 wkts, 47.1 overs) 203
Fall of wickets: 1/33, 2/33, 3/121, 4/194.
JAMSHEDPUR, March 12 (PTI) Indian captain Saurav Ganguly today said his team had excelled in all departments of the game to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match limited overs series but warned against any complacency as the South Africans were tough opponents and will try to bounce back.
We took the field with a positive attitude. It is a good feeling to go up 2-0 in the series. We will try to keep the winning streak, Ganguly told reporters after India carved out a comfortable six-wicket victory in the second one-dayer here.
The Indian captain, who struck an unbeaten 105 to claim the Man of the Match award, said that staying at the crease on a difficult track like the Keenan stadium was very important.
It is important for someone to stay in the middle for a long time as there was some turn for the spinners. After Tendulkars dismissal, I had to take the responsibility and stay there till the end, Ganguly said.
We did well to recover after losing two wickets in quick succession, but after Rahul and I stayed there for some time, things became a lot more easier, he pointed out.
The South African captain Hansie Cronje praised the Indian spinners, particularly Sunil Joshi saying that the Indian spinners exploited the conditions much better than their South African counterparts.
Our batting was also not upto the mark. We had to score about 230 runs on this track to fancy our chances. Anything under 200 was going to be difficult to defend, he said. Cronje said the fall of a few quick wickets in between the 35th and 45th overs also proved very costly for his team.
Asked how it felt to lose two one-dayers in a row after winning the Test series quite comprehensively, Cronje said: It is quite shocking for a captain. But one-dayers can not be compared with Test matches.
AUCKLAND, March 12 (AFP) New Zealand made Australia fight for every run as Steve Waughs men edged towards a winning lead in a grimly-contest first cricket Test on a spinners paradise at Eden Park here today.
Australia, after holding a 51-run innings lead after bundling out the hosts for 163, struggled to 114 for five at the close of the second days play and an overall lead of 165 runs over the Kiwis with a scheduled three days to play. A result looks certain well before then.
It was tough going for the Australians bidding to win their eighth consecutive Test match, but drawn into a compelling battle with the gritty Black Caps on a pitch which has taken turn from day one.
At stumps, Damien Martyn (10) and Adam Gilchrist (4), Australias last two recognised batsmen, were fending off a probing Kiwi spin attack, led by 21-year-old left-armer Daniel Vettori.
Vettori, who snared five for 62 off 25 overs in the first innings, worried the Australians and had three for 38 off 21 overs to take his Test wicket tally to 99 in his 29th Test.
He was just four wickets away from becoming his countrys all-time leading spinner as he closed in on John Bracewells 102 Test dismissals.
Australia (Ist innings): 214
New Zealand (Ist innings):
Horne c Blewett b McGrath 3
Spearman c Martyn b Lee 12
Sinclair lbw b Warne 8
Wiseman b Lee 1
Fleming st Gilchrist b Miller 21
Astle c M Waugh b Warne 31
McMillan lbw b Warne 6 Cairns c Gilchrist b McGrath 35
Parore c Gilchrist b McGrath 11
Vettori not out 15
Doull c Lee b McGrath 12
Extras (b-4, lb-1, nb-3) 8
Total (all out in 62.1 overs) 163
Fall of wickets : 1-5, 2-25, 3-25, 4-26, 5-80, 6-80, 7-102, 8-134, 9-143.
Bowling: McGrath 11.1-2-33-4, Miller 22-8-38-1, Warne 22-4-68-3, Lee 7-4-19-2.
Australia (2nd innings):
Slater c Horne b Cairns 6
Blewett c Spearman b Vettori 8
Langer c Astle b Vettori 47
Waugh c Parore b Vettori 25
Waugh c and b Wiseman 10
Martyn batting 10
Gilchrist batting 4
Extras (b-3, lb-1) 4
Total (for 5 wkts, 49 overs) 114
Fall of wickets : 1-7, 2-46, 3-67, 4-81, 5-107.
KARACHI, March 12 (Reuters) Sri Lanka were 10 for no wicket in reply to Pakistans first innings score of 256 at the close on the first day of the third and final cricket Test at the National Stadium today.
Sri Lanka lead the three-Test series 2-0.
Pakistan (Ist innings):
Naveed b Pushpakumara 5
Afridi c Wickramasinghe b Muralitharan 74
Ijaz Ibw Vass 7
Inzamam run out 86
Youhana c Wickramasinghe b Muralitharan 7
Younis Khan Ibw Vass 7
Moin c de Saram b Wickramasinghe 6
Waqar c Dilshan b Muralitharan 16
Shoaib c Pushpakumara b Muralitharan 26
Irfan Fazil not out 1
Mohammad Akran c Atapattu b Jayasuriya 0
Extras (Ib-2 nb-19) 21
Total (all out) 256
Fall of wickets: 1-38, 2-80, 3-111, 4-135, 5-152, 6-164, 7-197, 8-247, 9-255.
Bowling: Vass 18-4-49-2 (nbIl), Pushpakumara 16-4-37-1 (nb 5), Wickramasinghe13-2-64-1 (nb3), Muralitharan 32-11-89-4, Jayasuriya 6.5-2-15-1.
Sri Lanka (Ist innings):
Atapattu not out 1
Jayasuriya not out 6
Extras (nbs) 3
Total (for no wicket) 10
BANGALORE, March 12 (UNI) Third placed Churchill Brothers of Goa suffered a jolt and their hopes of finishing on the top went up in smoke as local giants Indian Telephone Industries won 2-1 and ended their victory drought in the Coca Cola IV National Football League here this evening.
In a well contested game and played with superb coordination, which failed to witness any goals in the first session, ITI dominated the proceedings against the strong Goan team.
Churchill, whose away record has been poor, shot into the lead in the 67th minutes through Marcos Carvalho goal. However, equaliser for the local team came through a self goal and R.C. Prakash scored the winner in the dying moments of the game.
Three points from this victory took ITI point tally to 17 from 20 matches and they will be needing another win from two remaining matches to avoid relegation in the league. Churchill Brothers, who had gone down to Mahindras in their home match, have 35 points from 20 encounters.
The Goan outfit, who needed a win to remain in contention to clinch title, shot into the lead through a fine effort in the 67th minute.
Rockey Barretto and Andrey Milchevesky moved parallel and gave a good pass to Marco Carvalho, who sent the ball in beating custodian Balaji, who had a fine day under the bar.
However, the equaliser came through a self goal 13 minutes later.
ITI, who were guilty of missing many a chances, tried hard to equalise but did not succeed. However, it happened through a self goal. In the 80th minute, George Ikeh gave a pass to one of the forwards, but defender Osumani Husseini interjected and tried to clear the ball. But to his shock it beat Edward Hansa and went in.
R.C. Prakash, who wasted at least four clear opportunities, made amends when he found the mark with two minutes left for the long whistle.
Mahindras down FC Kochin
Thrissur: A brace of goals scored by nippy striker Mohammed Najeeb enabled Mahindra and Mahindra, Mumbai to down FC Kochin in their second leg encounter of the National Football League here today at the Municipal Stadium.
With this victory Mahindra and Mahindra moved up to the fourth spot in the National League table with 32 points from 20 matches, overtaking JCT mills who have 31 points from 20 matches.
FC Kochin(who sustained their first home defeat in the tournament) remain in the sixth position with 28 points from 18 matches.
Watched by a huge crowd, todays encounter was a keen and well contested affair. Mahindra enjoyed a slight edge in the matter of exchanges and deserved their success. But the Kochin side put up a stiff resistance before going down.
Hyderabad bundled out for 204
HYDERABAD, March 12 (UNI) Hosts Hyderabad let go the advantage of winning the toss as their inapt batting saw them being bowled for a poor 204 runs in their first innings in the Super League Ranji Trophy match against Baroda which commenced here today.
Baroda were two without loss at draw of stumps.
Hyderabad skipper S.L. Venkatpathi Raju won the toss and opted to bat on a perfect batting track. Hyderabad who need an outright victory to make it to the quarterfinal round played well under par and barring the opening pair of Nanda Kishore (31) and D Vinay Kumar (37) who put on 57 runs for the first wicket was the highlight of the days play.
Later Vanka Pratap (57) top scored for the home team. None of the other batsman played with purpose and were bowled for a poor 204 runs in 86.3 overs.
Test discard VVS Laxman, who scored a century in the last match against Railways, was out for six runs when he missed the line of the ball from Buch and Mongia in a flash stumped him.
It was Baroda left arm spinner Valmik Buch who scalped three wickets while medium pacers Zaheer Khan and Rakesh Patel and skipper Tushar Arothe claimed two wickets each.
Hyderabad (Ist innings):
Nanda Kishore c and b Buch 31, D Vinay Kumar c Mongia b Rakesh Patel 27, VVS Laxman st Mongia b Buch 6, Vanka Pratap c Mongia b Rakesh Patel 57, Parth Satwalkar b Zaheer Khan 13, Arjun Yadav c Martin b Zaheer Khan 19, Riaz Sheikh b Arothe 24, Shivaji Yadav lbw b R.A. Swaroop 1, Venkatpathi Raju c Mothie b Buch 09, N.P. Singh st Mongia b Arothe 0, Kanwaljit Singh not out 1.
Extras (b-4, lbs-4, nbs 8): 16.
Total (all out in 86.3 overs): 204.
Fall of wickets 1-57, 2-71, 3-71, 4-107, 5-140, 6-175, 7-176, 8-199, 9-203.
Bowling: Zaheer Khan 21-4-63-2, Rakesh Patel 19-10-38-2, Valmik Buch 26-6-60-3, Tushar Arothe 3.3.-1-7-2, R.A. Swaroop 14-4-18-1, Ajit Mohite 3-1-10-1.
Baroda (Ist innings):
Connor Williams batting 1. RA Swaroop batting 0.
Extras (b-1): 1
Total (for no loss in two overs) 2.
INDIAN WELLS (USA), March 12 (AFP) World No 1 Martina Hingis beat Amy Frazier 6-3, 6-3 to reach the third round in the Tennis Masters Series event here last evening while Jennifer Capriati was ousted in her first match.
Hingis, the womens top seed at the $ 4.95 million mens and womens event, needed four set points to take the first set from her American foe. Then the 19-year-old Swiss star overpowered on her way to victory at the new Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Capriati, who had turned the corner on her career with a semifinal performance at the Australian Open, came up flat against Cara Black of Zimbabwe, crashing out 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.
Twelfth seed Capriati, her teen turmoil behind her now at 23, couldnt hold onto her momentum after claiming the opening set against the 21-year-old from Zimbabwe.
Im disappointed, Capriati said. I wanted to do well here. But I dont think I played that badly.
She added of her chequered career, blighted by burnout, an arrest for shoplifting and years of poor form: I think Ive come back, reaching a Grand Slam semifinal is allright. Some people never do that.
The rest of the womens programme was packed with big names, including holder Serena Williams, playing for the third round against American compatriot Alexandra Stevenson, a shock Wimbledon semifinalist who has done little since.
Two more seeds joined Capriati on the sidelines in the desert after second-round upsets.
Belgian teenager Kim Clijsters benefited as French 10th seed Amelie Mauresmo had to quit with lower back pain trailing 0-3. Russian Elena Dementieva knocked out 14th-seeded German Anke Huber 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
PARADIP, March 12 (UNI) East Zone toppers Orissa take on Haryana in their fourth and last Ranji Trophy group C Super League match starting at the Gopabandhu Stadium here tomorrow.
Both Orissa and Haryana have earned 11 and three points, respectively, from their three outings so far. They are out of the championship as strong contender Tamil Nadu lead the group with 21 points followed by Uttar Pradesh (19).
According to cricket pandits, Haryana which finished third in the North Zone Ranji league behind Punjab and Delhi, had been under pressure because of their dismal performance in the Super League matches against Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Saurashtra. While tasting a humiliating defeat against Tamil Nadu and Saurashtra, Haryana could manage to get three points from their tie against Uttar Pradesh as the match was abandoned following incessant rains.
Orissa: (from): Shiv Sundar Das (captain), Rashmi Ranjan Parida, Sanjay Raul, Sanjay Satpathy, Debasis Mohanty, Ajay Barik, Pravanjan Mallick, Pradeep Das, Jagannath Das, Syed Khan, Bipin Singh, P. Jayachandra and Rashmi Ranjan Das.
Haryana (from): Parinder
Sharma (captain), Jatinder Singh, Jasbir Singh, Amarjeet
Kaypee, Sanjay Dalal, Ajay Ratra (wk), Rajesh Puri,
Pradeep Jain, Sanjay Jakhar, Feroz Ghayas, Surender
Kataria, and Vineet Jain.
KARACHI, March 12 (AFP) Ace pacer Wasim Akram today said his groin injury was a set back to his pursuit for the world record for most wickets in Test cricket but vowed his resolve remains firm.
It is a set-back to what I feel might have been a wicket taking series for me, but its part and parcel of the game, said Akram, who was ruled out of the on-going third and final Test against Sri Lanka.
Akram is 17 wickets away from completing 400 Test wickets and 52 shy of beating Indian pacer Kapil Devs record of most wickets in Test cricket, 434 in 131 Tests.
The 33-year-old pacer could only bowl 13 deliveries in the first Test at Rawalpindi and did not play in the second Test at Peshawar.
Akram stepped down from captaincy after Pakistan was blanked 3-0 in the Test series last year and 2-0 in the finals of the tri-series by Steve Waughs Australia last month.
My resolve is firm that I will beat the world record and I have another three Tests in the West Indies coming in April, he said.
West Indian pacer Courtney Walsh is nine wickets away from beating Kapil Devs record and he is featuring in the West Indies first Test against Zimbabwe starting from March 14, making him favourite to beat the record ahead of Akram.
The Pakistani pacer is joint fourth in the wicket tally, with Ian Botham of England with 383 wickets in Tests. New Zealander Richard Hadlee is second, with 431 wickets.
Akram last week lashed out at former Pakistan cricketers who advised him to bow out gracefully, saying he will silence his detractors with his performance.
I have a commentary assignment with Channel Four in England and in July England is hosting the West Indies and Zimbabwe so I dont know whether I will be able to play Tests against Sri Lanka, he said.
LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) Naseem Hamed retained his WBO featherweight title in style and for the 14th time yesterday, knocking out South African Vuyani Bungu after one minute and 38 seconds of the fourth round.
It was the confident Britons 34th fight without defeat and 30 of them have been by knockout and earned him genuine acclaim after the criticism that followed his recent poor performances.
That was a stunning knockout, said a jubilant Hamed. I dont feel pressure, I dont know about pressure.
No-one ever did that to him, man he got stretched tonight. I am back to my best.
Bungu, who defended his IBF super-bantamweight title 13 times before moving up a division, has now lost three times in his 40 fights.
He was a brave but outclassed challenger whose defensive style was the perfect foil for Hamed and allowed the champion to abandon his posturing and get back to boxing.
The South African had not been beaten for eight years and had never before been knocked out.
What have you got to say now, Hamed demanded of his critics. When was the last time you saw me throw body blows like that?
I just dont want to hear so much criticism any more.
He needed no stunts in the ring, boxing from the start in a fight without clinches or time-wasting.
From the moment he vaulted into the ring in his leopardskin shorts, Hamed looked cocky as ever. He smiled at his opponent as he feinted and wove and got in the telling blows.
After softening his opponent with body blows, the knockout came after a short right and a straight left that followed immediately and sent Bungu to the canvas.
The South African did not even see it coming.
Unfortunately it was not my night, he said. He caught me with the right hand and I was out.
VIJAYAWADA, March 12 (PTI) Top Seed Dinesh Kumar Sharma of LIC maintained his lead with seven points after a quick draw with Manish Joshi in the eighth and penultimate round of the National Youth (under-25) Chess Championship here today.
Fourth seed Manish Joshi (Madhya Pradesh) followed the leader with 6.5 points while Syed Anwar Shajuli, K. Gunasekharan, C. Natarajan (all Tamil Nadu), Pankaj Joshi (Venus), J. Ramakrishna (Andhra Pradesh), Banik Somanth (West Bengal) were at the third spot with six points each.
On top board Dinesh Kumar Sharma played with black pieces against Manish Joshi (MP). However, after opening moves of Scotch game both the players agreed for a draw in eight moves.
The second table game between Syed Anwar Shajuli and K. Gunasekharan also ended in draw after 31 moves. Shajuli with white pieces started with queen pawn. The game converted into Trompowsky opening after some irregular opening moves.
At the 12th move, Shajuli missed a winning move. After exchanges of two minor pieces on 31st move the players agreed for a draw.
Results (after 8th round):
Manish Joshi (MP) 6.5 drew Dinesh Kumar Sharma (LIC) 7, Syed Anwar Shajuli (TN) 6 drew K. Gunasekharan (TN) 6, C. Natarajan (TN) 6 R.S Prasanna (TNCA) 5.5, Pankaj Joshi (Venus) 6 Malleswara Rao (AP) 5, Ramakrishna J (AP) 6 G. Rohit (AP) 5,
Banik Somanth (WB) 6 Ganesh Bhatt (Ker) 4.5, Pradeep Pathak (UP) 4.5 lost to N. Raju (AP) 5.5, Srikanth P (EMA) 4 lost to Srinivasa Rao M (AP) 5, S. Raghavendra (Ker) 4 lost to Ch K. Krishna (Rly) 5, Pranjal Das (WB) 5 Rahul Agarwal (Bih) 4, S.R. Mishra (Ori) 5 T.L. Shaji (Ker) 4.
P. Rajesh (TNCA) 5 Sai Srinivas D (AP) 4, I. Amarnath (AP) 4 lost to Sk. Kasim (AP) 5, Dinesh Kumar G (TN) 4.5 Basanth Singh L (Mani) 4, Abhinav M (AP) 4 draw T. Keerthi Rana (AP) 4, Smeeru Thakur (HP) 4.5 G.N. Gopal (Ker) 3.5.
Ajay Pande (UP) 3.5 lost
to Girija Kumar K (AP) 4.5, S. Satyakam (Ori) 4 L.D Rao
(AF) 3, Vennela T (AP) 3 lost to Ch Kavitha (AP) 4, K.S.
Krishna (CAPA) 3.5 drew Vedadri (AP) 3.5, N. Vinuthna
(AP) 4 K.N. Kumar (EMA) 3, J. Karthik (CAPA) 4 Atul
Pareek (Raj) 3, Mukesh Mandloi (Raj) 4 Dav Karan Bhatti
(Mah) 2.5, Gaurav Nangia (Mah) 3 drew D. Harika (AP) 3,
Mukesh Jain (Raj) 3.5 Inao Sharma (Mani) 2.5, Gururajan
(AF) 2.5 drew Kranti Kiran (Chrom) 2.5, Jagan Mohan Reddy
(Kar) 3 Chowdary KB (AP) 2, Sanjay Kumar S (Chrom) 2 lost
to Satyanarayana (AP) 3, Neeraj Sharma (Raj) 1.5 Praneeth
S (AP) 1.5.
hockey squad announced
PATIALA, March 12 The Indian Women Hockey Federation (IWHF) has announced the junior squad (under-21). The 16-member squad which left the NIS on Friday, after a more than three-week long training-cum-preparatory camp, is scheduled to play a series of Test matches against their German counterparts in Hanover (Germany) from March 12 to 17. The squad is being captained by Sanghai Ibemlal Chanu.
This tour is in preparation for the forthcoming junior Asia Cup hockey tournament to be held at Kuala Lumpur from May 3 to 14.
Meanwhile, as the Milton Keynes pre-Olympic qualifying tournament commences from March 24, according to sources the senior squad will leave either on March 15 or 16 for New Delhi enroute to Milton Keynes.
The team: Sanghai
Ibemhal Chanu (captain), Rebika Devi, Annarita Kerkta,
Suman Bala, Agenecia Lugun, Gurpreet Kaur, Masira Surin,
Nishi Chauhan, Kiran Bala, Simarjit Kaur, Adline
Kerketta, Deepika Murthy, Binita Toppo, Anu Kumari,
Meenakshi and Sushila Sharma.
LUCKNOW, March 12 (UNI) Corps of Signals, Jalandhar and ASC Moved in the next round of the 20th All-India K.D. Singh Babu prize money hockey tournament here today when they beat Uttar Pradesh Police 3-2.
Corps of Signals took the lead in the sixth minute when DVS Rana converted a penalty corner. UP Police equalised in the 21st minute through a field goal scored by Kamal Singh Latwal. In the counter-attack Signals again forged ahead when G.Dass netted the second goal in the 22nd minute.
Signals winning goal came just two minute before the final whistle when PHC Singh converted a penalty corner.
In the second match, ASC Jalandhar defeated CISF Delhi by a solitary goal scored by JW Khalki in the 21st minute. In the second half CISF Boys pressed hard and made a few good attempts but failed to score any goal.
BANGALORE, March 12 (PTI) Defending champions Karnataka lock horns with Delhi in a crucial tie in the Ranji Trophy Super League cricket match here tomorrow with an outright victory absolutely necessary for both teams. Karnataka with a tally of 11, need full points to safeguard their position. Even five points from this match would ease pressure on them and put them ahead of Bengal (13), who will take on Mumbai during the same period.
On the other hand, Delhi, who have eight points to their credit so far, would also certainly look for an outright win here, though making the last eight stage would be a virtually impossible job for them.
Teams: Karnataka: Venkatesh Prasad (capt), J Arun Kumar, Mithun Beerala, Rowland Barrington, Thilak Naidu V S, K N Ramesh, Vijay Bharadwaj, B Akhil, Dodda Ganesh, Santosh Vadeyaraj, A Vijay, Mansur Ali Khan, G N Umesh and Rajeshekar Shanbal.
Delhi: Vijay Dahiya
(capt), Ashish Nehra, Virendra Sehwag, Mithun Minhas,
Robin Singh (jr), Gautam Gambhir, Harinder Choudhary,
Rohit Mehra, Akash Chopra, Akash Malhotra, Devinder
Sharma, Rajesh Gehlat, Amit Suman, Ashu Dani and Sohail
CHANDIGARH, March 12 The following have been selected to represent Chandigarh teams for participation in the 14th Senior National Baseball Championship being held from tomorrow.
Men: Rakesh Chand, Trilok Singh, Harish Chand, Sunder Lal, Azam Khan, Vijay Thakur, Sukhwinder Singh, Tara Chand, Bhupinder Singh, Paan Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Mohinder Negi, Kulwinder Singh, Sanjeev Kumar, Sumit Kalia.
Stand-byes: Rishav Rana, Ajay Thakur, Nimit, Raju Dogra.
Women: Nidhi Bhuktiar, Mandeep Kaur, Shammi Dhillon, Rupinder Kaur, Sangeeta, Navjeet Kaur, Nirmal, Sunaina, Chandresh, Rajdeep, Navjot, Sneh Lata, Navjeet Kaur Virk, Manju, Amanpreet Kaur, Garima Thakur.
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