|Thursday, June 1, 2000,
leads India to win
India take on Lanka today
Van Roost stuns Davenport in 1st
Harsh in main draw
Hinds relishing challenge ahead
DHAKA, May 31 (PTI) Skipper Saurav Ganguly cracked his 13th century in the limited overs game with a strokeful 135 not out as India set aside the pressures of match-fixing allegations to score a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup cricket tournament league tie here today.
The stylish left-hander showed urgency in a whirlwind opening stand of 85 with Sachin Tendulkar (36) as threat of weather interruption loomed large before his breezy 100-run unbroken partnership with Mohammad Azharuddin for the third wicket took India to 252 for two wickets in 40.1 overs in reply to a fighting 249 for six made by the hosts at the Bangabandhu Stadium.
Ganguly hit seven sixes and five fours to lead the assault against an overawed Bangladesh bowling to make light of the target after the hosts, resuming at 98 for two when play was halted due to rain yesterday, had compiled a good score on a perfect batting strip.
Man of the match Ganguly kept up a run-a-ball pace and was associated in 67-run second wicket stand with debutant lefthander Hemang Badani (35 off 51 balls), promoted ahead of Rahul Dravid, before Azharuddin (35 n.o) joined him.
The victory helped India warm up for their game against holders Sri Lanka on June 1 while it knocked Bangladesh, with a game against Pakistan, out of reckoning.
Ganguly and Tendulkar began a hot chase after Bangladesh batted to full potential. Habibul Bashar cracked 57 and raised an impressive 94-run third wicket stand with skipper Aminul Islam (47) before Akram Khan smashed 64 off only 52 deliveries in a 103-run fifth wicket partnership with Naimur Rehman (39 not out).
The Bangladesh batsmen plundered 97 runs in the last 10 overs as the Indian bowlers looked clueless to the enterprise shown by a team striving to gain Test status. Two crucial wickets by Sachin Tendulkar (2/24) and paceman T. Kumarans three-wicket effort (3/54) only helped India from stopping Bangladesh innings from piling up a huge tally.
The Indian openers cut loose from the outset with the net run rate, in case rain intervened, uppermost in their minds. A downpour after 19 overs, with India on 116 for one, forced the players take an early lunch, but the weather stayed good from then on to help Indias cause.
Tendulkars aggressive innings was cut short when he miscued a Mushfiqur delivery to give Habibul Hossain at mid-on a fairly comfortable catch. His 36 came off only 25 balls and included two sixes.
Badani overcame the jitters of making his debut to play some fluent drives, but fell when it looked he had settled down when he hit a long hop from Enamul Haque straight into the hands of Aminul Islam at covers.
Ganguly and Azharuddin survived a clutch of run out chances due to misunderstanding but the former promptly reached his century before stepping up pace to finish the game with almost 10 overs to spare.
Bangladesh: (overnight 98/2 in 25.2 overs)
Shahriar Hossain c Joshi b Kumaran 11
Javed Omar b Kumaran 1
Habibul Bashar c Azhar b Tendulkar 57
Aminul Islam c Kumble b Tendulkar 47
Akram Khan c Badani b Agarkar 64
Naimur Rehman not out 39
Mohd Rafique b Kumaran 8
Enamul Haque not out 5
Extras: (lb-8, w-3, nb-6) 17
Total (for 6 wkts in 50 overs): 249
Fall of wickets: 1/2, 2/30, 3/124, 4/131, 5/234, 6/243.
Bowling: Agarkar 10-2-37-1, Kumaran 9-0-54-3, Ganguly 4-0-35-0, Kumble 9-0-43-0, Joshi 7-0-31-0, Badani 1-0-6-0, Robin Singh 4-0-11-0, Tendulkar 6-0-24-2.
Ganguly not out 135
Tendulkar c Basher b M. Rahman 36
Badani c Islam b Haque 35
Mohammed Azharuddin not out 35
Extras: (lb-4 w-5 nb-2) 11
Total (for 2 wickets, 40.1 overs): 252
Fall of wickets: 1/85 2/152
DHAKA, May 31 (UNI) India need to gird their loins when they meet defending Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka in their second match of the tournament at the Bangabandhu Stadium here tomorrow.
If their miserable bowling is any indication, then it goes without saying that Indians are in for a tough time against the Lankans.
Like India, the islanders too have a good batting line-up with the in-form Aravinda De Silva. So India needs to put in extra efforts to turn the tables against the Lankans.
The wicket at the Bangabandhu Stadium here has proved to be a batting paradise. So unless Indian bowlers maintain their line and length, they would find it hard to contain the batsmen.
Besides, Sri Lanka have definitely an edge in the bowling with the likes of Muttaih Muralitharan, Upul Chandana and Chaminda Vaas in their fold. They have an enviable line-up of batsmen like Mahela Jayawardane, Romesh Kaluwitharana and of course skipper Sanath Jayasuriya.
Commenting on the Indian team, Jayasuriya expressed surprise that medium-pacer Venkatesh Prasad did not find a place in the team.
He said that he would prefer to chase a target than setting one. We have been more successful in chasing targets, Jayasuriya said.
The Sri Lankan skipper said, I expect tomorrows match to be a tall-scoring one...With batsmen like Sachin, Ganguly and Azhar in the fold, I would not be surprised if India put up a 250 plus total.
On his teams performance, he said, Much would depend on how Muralitharan and Chandana perform. Our task would be easier if they can contain Indias run rate.
As regards the Indian team, one change is almost certain with Ajay Jadeja coming in place of Hemang Badani. It has been learnt that the Indian team management is also pondering over whether to include Nikhil Chopra in place of Sunil Joshi.
Indias skipper Saurav Ganguly has made it clear that the bowlers would have to really perform tomorrow if the Sri Lankans are to be beaten.
The last time India played against the islanders was during the World Cup and at the triangular series at Sri Lanka. Though India won both the matches but keeping in view their current form, they cannot be termed as the favourites. However, with a solid batting line-up, they still have the capability to force a victory tomorrow.
Of the nine matches the two teams played in Asia Cup till now, India have won five times.
MUMBAI, May 31 (PTI) - Veteran stumper Nayan Mongia has been despatched to Dhaka as replacement for first-choice keeper Syed Saba Karim, who has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup after being injured below his right eye yesterday in Indias tournament opener against Bangladesh.
Mongia was scheduled to reach Dhaka at 3 p.m. today. He left by an early morning flight from here to Delhi. We got the message from the team management asking for the replacement late last night, cricket board secretary Jaywant Lele told PTI from Baroda.
Mongia, ignored for one-day internationals after last years World Cup and among the 30 probables who underwent a conditioning camp for the Dhaka event at Pune earlier this month, will be available to play from Indias second scheduled match against Sri Lanka on June 1.
PARIS, May 31 (AFP) Dominique Van Roost won a battle of the walking wounded today to send second-seeded American Lindsay Davenport tumbling out of the first round of the French Open tennis womens singles.
Van Roost, who needed treatment for a forearm injury during the match, stunned Davenport, who was hampered by a back injury, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-3.
The Belgian celebrated her 27th birthday with one of the biggest wins of her career. She has not made it past the third round here in eight previous appearances at Roland Garros.
Van Roosts win over the Australian Open champion earned her a second-round meeting with 17-year-old Spanish qualifier Marta Marrero.
The teenager, playing in her first Grand Slam event, surprised experienced Romanian Irina Spirlea 6-3, 6-4.
Van Roost broke Davenports serve three times in the first set but the American broke back each time and then rolled through the tie-breaker to take the set in 59 minutes.
Van Roost won the second set 6-4 as she moved the sluggish and error-prone Davenport around the court. She continued to control the decisive set to win in two hours 18 minutes.
Davenport, who has never won the Roland Garros title, quit the Italian Open with a back injury that also caused her to skip last weeks Madrid WTA Tour event. She underwent treatment at courtside during the second set but played on.
Van Roost burst into tears at courtside after the match.
In the mens event, third-seeded Swede Magnus Norman, the leader of the ATP Champions Race, Breezed past French qualifier Thierry Guardiola 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in his first match.
Seventh-seeded Thomas Enqvist was another early Swedish winner racing to a 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 win over Christophe Rochus of Belgium in just 66 minutes while Germanys Tommy Haas advanced when the talented but temperamental Chilean Marcelo Rios quit after Haas had won the first two sets 6-3, 6-2.
Rios was hampered by a long-standing leg injury and said: My legs dont respond like they used to. Im not strong enough. If you arent feeling 100 per cent there is no point in playing.
Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia, the 14th seed, also progressed with a quickfire 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 win over Swedens Jonas Bjorkman while Spanish clay court specialist Albert Costa eased past former Wimbledon finalist Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia 6-3, 6-3, 6-0.
Two-time US Open champion Pat Rafter of Australia, continuing his comeback from a shoulder injury, repeatedly rushed the net as he downed Italian slow court expert Gianluca Pozzi 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 in just one hour 35 minutes. Rafter was a semifinalist here back in 1997.
Marc Rosset of Switzerland, the former Olympic gold medallist, was another first-round winner, beating Byron Black of Zimbabwe 7-5, 7-5, 6-0, while rising Argentine star Gaston Gaudio beat Arnaud Di Pasquale of France 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.
Play started on schedule after the heavy rain that washed out play yesterday disappeared.
Andre Agassi kept the US flag flying over Roland Garros reaching the second round. The defending champion beat French wildcard Anthony Dupuis 7-6 (9-7), 6-3, 6-4 after a sticky start on court Suzanne Lenglen.
He was playing very well out there and I had to mix it up, Agassi said afterwards.
It was exciting... you have the pressure of being defending champion but also the luxury of having won it before.
Russian Marat Safin, the 12th seed, came back from a set down to crush Switzerlands George Bastl 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 while French sixth seed Cedric Pioline was in control 4-6, 6-0, 4-0 when Italys Davide Sanguinetti retired injured. He now meets twice US Open champion Pat Rafter.
flutters upside down
CHANDIGARH, May 31 The Indian flag flew upside down at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday where the Asia Cup is currently being played. Besides India, the other teams taking part in the tournament are Pakistan, Sri Lanka and hosts Bangladesh.
It was really surprising to note that with so many Indians present at the stadium while India battled it out with Bangladesh in their first match of the tournament, no member either of the Indian team or the Indian media raised any objections with the authorities concerned regarding the Tricolour.
A large number of
Tribune readers rang up the Tribne office here to
complain about the disrespect shown to the Indian flag by
the authorities in Bangladesh. Many of them were of the
opinion that the Indian Government should make a strong
complaint to the Government of Bangladesh.
alarm bells ringing
Patiala, May 31 The Indian Womens Hockey Federation (IWHF) enquiry report has set the alarm bells ringing in the coaching fraternity at the NIS here,as on the one hand the report has let off the hook the four erring players while on the other it has sought to axe an experienced coach like Mr G.S. Bhangu and Manager Ms Rupa Saini.
Senior SAI coaches are miffed at the manner in which Mr Bhangu is being made the scapegoat, for the report clearly indicates that all the four players had differences with the honorary secretary of the IWHF, Mrs Amrit Bose. Due to these differences, genuine or perceived,the players opted out of such a crucial tournament. So why has the chief coach and the manager to be axed.
When contacted, Mr Bhangu was guarded in his comments. When asked whether he would resign to pre-empt his sacking. Mr Bhangu said: The question of my resigning does not arise. It was my organisation, SAI, which had deputed me to be with the eves national squad and it was not the IWHF. When asked to comment on his being not invited to the enquiry meeting deliberations, Mr Bhangu said: It is the prerogative of the federation to invite me or not. Moreover, I am not sure whether I will be invited to the executive committee meeting, where the decision is yet to be finalised.
Top IWHF sources say that the executive meeting will nothing be but an eyewash, which means the decks are clear for the removal of both Mr Bhangu and Ms Saini, who was designated by the federation as permanent manager till 2002.
Reacting to the committees report that both Mr Bhangu and Ms Saini played no role in persuading the four players to come back to the camp, Mr Bhangu retorted: Not even a single federation official asked me or Ms Saini to make an effort to bring the girls back to the fold. We cannot take such important decisions on our own.
Sources say there seems to be a lot of hanky panky in the IWHF setting up a fact-finding committee at this stage. It was clear on January 23 itself, when the camp commenced that all the four girls would not be turning up. Sources say that the federation, had it been serious, should have set up a fact-finding committee and the real reasons for the players absenting themselves would have been bound out.
Meanwhile, several names
have already cropped up for the post of chief coach. One
is that of Railway coach Mr Satinder Walia who apart from
being a qualified coach is also an international
grade-one umpire. He has been with the national team
earlier. The other name to surface is that of junior team
coach Mr P.P. Anthony who has shown good results with the
junior team, which stood third in the Asia cup held at
Kuala Lumpur recently. However, what may tilt the scales
in Mr Walias favour is that at present 14 out 16
girls are from the Railways
PARIS, May 31 (DPA, AFP) A doubles association with Martina Navratilova has brought South African Mariaan De Swardt a barrage of unprecedented if temporary publicity at the $ 10.25 million French Open.
The player is teaming with the former tennis legend in doubles through Wimbledon as Navratilova (43) tries her luck for fun once again on court.
In the ensuing blaze of attention, the near-unknown De Swardt comes along for the ride.
I think Ive done as many interviews in the last three weeks that Ive done my whole career, said the South African. But its understandable, Im playing with a tennis legend.
The pair tuned up last week in Madrid and won but a single match.
Martina is obviously one of the greatest players of all time, singles and doubles, said De Swardt, a doubles finalist at Wimbledon in 1999.
But I think its going to be tough for us, there are so many good teams.
But De Swardt believes there is no chance of the pair emerging victorious at the French Open.
Asked if she thought she could win the doubles with her illustrious partner the South African said: Well, she (Navratilova) hasnt played for about five years, I think. Ive been injured for about nine months. We need some matches.
Im not going to say we are going to win. Were going to take each match at a time and see how far we can go.
No pointers for success
Womens titles in Germany and Italy are only occasionally pointers for success at the French Open.
According to statistics, only four women since 1930 have swept the hat-trick. The last to do it Monica Seles in 1990.
Two stars from the last decade who did not manage the feat were American Chris Evert, whose 66 clay-court titles fare the most in history, and Martina Navratilova, who won every major save the Italian and German Opens.
Break for Halard-Decugis
French star Julie Halard-Decugis will take a break from tennis to recharge her batteries after the Wimbledon Championships, beginning in June.
Halard-Decugis had the dubious privilege of being the first seed eliminated from this years tournament, going down 5-7, 4-6 to unheralded American Meghann Shaughnessy.
I am suffering from nervous exhaustion, explained the French woman, who lives in Switzerland. I am planning on taking a big break after Wimbledon.
Ring for Venus
Venus Williams took advantage of an offer of a famous Parisian jeweller of a free ring for all the seed in the womens singles at Roland Gaross.
Williams turned up at the boutique in the chic Place Vendome to claim her gift but also used the occasion to buy a watch for her mother Orancene as a Mothers Day present.
The American revealed that she would not be wearing the ring on court but plans instead to keep it in her bag court-side as lucky charm.
No shortage of new talent
There is no shortage of new talent on the womens side of the French Open draw.
No fewer than nine women are making their Grand Slam debut at the event: Germanys Angelika Bachmann, Elena Bovina of Russia, Giulia Casoni of Italy, Stephanie Cohen Aloro and Sophie Erre of France, American Holly Parkinson, Tatiana Kovalchuk of Ukraine, Katalin Marosi of Hungary and Marta Marrero of Spain.
Several other players
are competing at the French Open for the first time,
including Belgian prodigy Kim Clijsters, Rosanna de los
Rios of Paraguay, Jennifer Hopkins and Alexandra
Stevenson of the USA, Jelena Kostanic of Croatia,
teenagers Lina Krasnouratskaya and Anastasia Myskina of
Russia, Slovenias Tina Pisnik and Canadian Vanessa
MUMBAI, May 31 (PTI) Indian Davis Cupper Vishal Uppal and talented youngster Harsh Mankad are among the 11 Indians who figure in the mens singles main draw of the $ 6250 prize money ITF mens Satellite tennis circuit first leg to be played here from June 5 to 10.
Other Indians in the main draw include another Davis Cupper Prahalad Srinath, Sandeep Kirtane, Vinod Sridhar, Rohan Bopanna, Mustafa Ghouse, Vijay Kannan, Manoj Mahadevan, Vijendra Laad and Kamlesh Shukla, a Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) press note said here today.
Artem Derepasko of Russia, ranked 266 in the world, will be the highest ranked player in the fray at the Dr G.A. Ranade Tennis Centre here followed by Danai Udomchoke of Thailand (303).
Some of the other foreign players in the draw include Por Thornadtsson of Sweden (525), Barry Fulcher of Britain (743), Kunj Majmudar of the USA (833), Alexandre Sikanov of Russia (898), Marian Leysek of Slovakia (973) and Gwenael Gueit of France (997).
LONDON, May 31 (PTI) Pakistans express paceman Shoaib Akhtar had thought of quitting cricket after being suspended by the ICC throwing panel over suspicious bowling action during the tour of Australia last December.
I told the press I was not hurt, but if you had looked inside me that day then I was a broken man, Akhtar said after reaching his county Nottighamshire yesterday. I wanted to pack up my stuff, come to England and give up cricket for the rest of my life. I was at the peak of my career and had been knocked down.
It was a big situation for me. I had a seven-hour flight from Perth to Brisbane when I couldnt sleep at all. I received letters of support, including one from a sick woman who had been unable to walk but now enjoys her life.
meet Megha in final
NEW DELHI, May 31 Second-seeded Megha Vakaria put herself in line for a double crown when she qualified for the finals of both the singles and doubles in the ITF Womens Masters Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Tennis Association courts here today.
The 15-year-old Vakharia will meet top seed Sonal Phadke in the singles title contest, while in the doubles, Vakharia and Isha Lakhani will cross swords against Sheetal Goutham and Liza Pereira.
Megha Vakharia made a remarkable recovery to oust Archana Venkataraman 7-5, 6-1 in 74 minutes while Sonal Phadke outlasted Isha Lakhani 7-5, 6-3 in 72 minutes.
In the doubles, Sheetal Goutham and Liza Pereira beat Shalini Thakur and Karishma Patel 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in 118 minutes while Megha Vakharia and Isha Lakhani got the better of the Venkataraman sisters Archana and Arthi.
Vakharia, who had won
the titles in the Mumbai and Pune legs of the ITF
circuit, was down 0-4 against the third-seeded Archana,
but fought back with confidence to narrow the deficit to
3-5, and then reeled off four games in a row to clinch
the set. In the second set, the left-handed Vakharia was
in full control, hitting winners at will.
NOTTINGHAM, May 31 (AFP) Zimbabwe may have won two tour matches ahead of the second and final cricket Test against England, which starts here at Trent Bridge tomorrow, but they still face real difficulties.
After a comprehensive defeat by an innings and 209 runs at Lords, Englands most crushing Test victory for 26 years, the tourists did record their inaugural first-class victory against county opposition when they beat Yorkshire by 32 runs.
They followed that up with a one-day win in a meaningless match against an MCC side largely made up of average county players and recently-retired professionals.
Captain Andy Flower will know better than anyone not to read too much into the Yorkshire result. For at least 20 years now English counties have rarely fielded full-strength sides against Test opponents and this match was no exception.
Worse still, Zimbabwes suspect batting did not show much improvement: they were bowled out for 68 in their second innings against Yorkshire.
However, new opener Guy Whittall made 89 in the first innings and the indications are that this is where he will bat.
Both Trevor Gripper and Grant Flower, the tourists only two specialist openers, have been in woeful form. Flower especially has been having an awful summer, averaging just over seven from nine innings. Not that Gripper has been doing much better with a shade over 14 from seven innings.
But they may be spared because former captain Alistair Campbells poor run of form has been going on for a lot longer: in his last 60 international innings he has made just two fifties while in his latest four senior innings he has managed just four runs including the dreaded king pair against Yorkshire.
So its not just brotherly bias which suggests that Campbell will be dropped with Grant Flower dropping down to the middle-order.
Andy Flowers suspect wicketkeeping has created yet another dilemma. By his own admission Flowers display at Lords, where he dropped two routine chances, was his worst in Test cricket.
His words indicated that Zimbabwe were ready to give a Test debut to 17-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Tatenda Taibu.
ST JOHNS (Antigua), May 31 (Reuters) Newcomer Wavell Hinds, Man of the Series as West Indies triumphed over Pakistan, is relishing the challenge of making his mark on the tour of England.
Left-hander Hinds has never played first-class cricket in England but he said: From what Ive seen, it is pretty tough and am I up for the challenge.
Hinds had the highest aggregate of 340 at an average of 68 in the three-Test series against Pakistan which West Indies won 1-0. They snatched the decisive victory by one-wicket in a gripping climax to the final Test here on Monday.
As the West Indians savoured their success before leaving for England on Tuesday, Hinds told the Caribbean News Agency (CANA): Its a great feeling knowing you are the Man of the Series. After all the hard work put in since the training camp, you can see the returns. Hinds said: Doing the best things, sticking to the basics and trying to do them more often than not was responsible for his success.
It is a challenge of life and thats what it is all about. Cricket is a game for big men. It is a tough challenge and I am up for it, Hinds said.
The abiding memory for the 23-year-old batsman was provided by his innings in the drawn second Test in Bridgetown, Barbados, where he drove and pulled the Pakistan attack with disdain to all parts of the field on the way to his career-best maiden Test century of 165.
Expertly blending aggression with defence as he faced 234 balls and batted 351 minutes, Hinds struck 24 fours, dismissing suggestions he was weak against spin bowling.
After the (recent) one-day series (against Pakistan and Zimbabwe in the Caribbean), there was a lot of speculation about me playing spin, Hinds said.
Police beat HP Police
KANGRA, May 31 Hosts Himachal Pradesh lost to Kerala Police 52-46 in a well-contested basketball match at Dharamsala in the 49th All-India police meet today.
In other matches, Uttar Pradesh Police beat Maharashtra Police 62-56 in a well-contested match, Tamil Nadu beat SSB 55-50 and Jammu and Kashmir lost to Delhi Police 59-52.
In kabaddi ITBP beat Goa 47-12, Haryana beat hosts Himachal Pradesh Police 45-29, Chandigarh Police beat Assam Police 41-12, BSF beat Gujarat 35-5 in a one-sided match, CISF beat Binar 62-17 and Maharashtra Police lost to UP Police 25-23 in a close match.
In volleyball BSF beat
Goa Police 25-4, 25-12, 25-12, SSB beat CISF 25-16,
25-20, 25-21, Kerala Police beat RPF 25-13, 25-16, 25-18,
ITBP beat UP Police 20-25, 26-24, 25-14, 31-29, Andhra
Pradesh Police beat Bihar Police 25-17, 26-24, 25-14 and
CRPF beat Jammu and Kashmir Police.
NEW DELHI, May 31 (UNI) Manipurs Brojeshwari Devi will represent India in the judo competitions of the Sydney Olympic Games.
According to Judo
Federation of India press note, Brojeshwari Devi, who is
working with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),
participated in the 52-kg weight category event in the
Asia Judo Championship which was held at Osaka (Japan)
from May 23 to 29 and qualified for the Olympic Games.
Fluent 57 by PP Singh
PATIALA May 31 A fluent knock by PP Singh (57) enabled Khanna Coaching Centre to beat Star Club by six wickets in a league match of the Patiala District (u-14) Pepsi Hot Weather Cricket Tournament played at the MES grounds here today.
Brief scores: Star Club: 121 all out (Ramanpreet 22, Harpreet 21, Ravneet 18, Jatinder 2 for 14, Pushpinder 2 for 18, Narjit 2 for 5).
Khanna Coaching Centre: 123 for 6 (P.P. Singh 57, Randeep 22, Ricky Verma 11, Vikas 2 for 17, Ramanpreet 2 for 20, Sukhpal 1 for 44). P.P.Singh was declared the boy of the match.
Hoshiarpur 110 for 6
PATIALA, May 31 On a rain hit day Hoshiarpur were 110 for 6 in reply to Bathindas first innings total of 244 all out on day two of the final match in the Minor Districts Cricket Tournament being played at the Druv Pandove Stadium here today.
Brief scores: Bathinda (Ist innings): 244 all out (Kuldeep 65, Sunil Kumar 43, Ranjit Singh 43, Harikrishan Kali 32, Bikramjit Singh 5 for 62, Vijay Gatta 2 for 66). Hoshiarpur (Ist innings): 110 for 6 (Sachin Kant 35, Kuldeep Singh 28, Ranjit Bhola 3 for 20, Roshan Lal 1 for 15, H. Kali 1 for 4, Satya 1 for 1).
Cricket trials today
Trials to select the Patiala district (u-16) Cricket Team will be held on June 1 at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium, according to Mr.R.P. Pandove, Honorary Secretary, Patiala Cricket Association. The trials will be held at 5 p.m. at the venue and only those boys who have been born on or after September 1,1984, will be eligible to participate.
LUDHIANA, May 31 (FOSR) The Ludhiana District Swimming Championship for sub-junior and junior boys and girls for U-17, U-14, U-12, U-10 and U-8 will be held here at the Municipal Corporation swimming poll on June 3 and 4, according to Mr Inder Mohan Singh Grewal, President, Ludhiana District Swimming Association (LDSA).
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