Saturday, April 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Vidarbha rout Orissa, sail into cricket final
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New Delhi, April 12
Vidarbha trounced Orissa by ten wickets to enter the final of the fourth National Inter-State Veterans Cricket Championship at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital on Friday.

A devastating bowling spell of 3 for 13 by left-arm spinner Dilip Chaudhary and a quickfire unbeaten knock of 78 off 39 balls studded with 14 boundaries and two sixes by Praveen Hignikar were the highlights of Vidarbha’s victory.

Put into bat, the Orissa batsmen found it difficult to negotiate the bowling guiles of Dilip Chaudhary and Praveen Hignikar to be bundled out for a paltry 120 runs in 37.3 overs. Only Anil Satpathy put up some sort resistance to top score with 24 runs.

Vidarbha, in reply, coasted to the winning target quite easily, scoring 121 runs off 14.3 overs without losing any wicket. Parveen Hignikar (78) and Suhas Phadkar (37) put on a match-winning opening wicket partnership with some lusty hittings to frustrate the Orissa bowlers.

Former Union Minister and Member of Parliament K P Singh Deo inaugurated the match in the presence of former Test opener Chetan Chauhan.

Scores: Orissa: 120 all out in 37.3 overs (Anil Satpathy 24, Saranjit Singh 18, S K Jawad 16 n o, Dilip Chaudhary 3 for 13, Pradeep Hignikar 2 for 15, Vinod Gogte 2 for 23, Hemant Wasu 2 for 25).

Vidarbha: 121 for no loss in 14.3 overs (Parveen Hignikar 78 no, Suhas Phadkar 37 n o).

Saturday’s fixture (second semi-final): Haryana vs Saurashtra. The final will be telecast live on DD Sports on April 14.



Union Academy win in inter-school hockey
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New Delhi, April 12
Union Academy scored a facile 5-0 victory against Modern School in the hockey competition of the Shri Banarsidas Chandiwala Sewa Smarak Trust Society Inter-School Sports Tournament, being organised in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India, in the Capital.

Sardar Patel Vidyalaya defeated VSA Senior Secondary School, Khera Garhi 4-1 and VSA School beat S S Mota Singh School 2-0 in other hockey matches. St. John School, Khera Khurd scraped past Union Academy 1-0 in a football match.

Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Vikas Puri defeated Don Bosco School by one run in a cricket match. Rahul Ahuja of Don Bosco School, who took three wickets for 63 runs, was declared the man of the match.

In the second match, Salwan Public School defeated DAV School, Shalimar Bagh by one wicket. Piyush Manocha of Salwan, who took three wickets for 21 runs and scored 22 runs, was declared the man of the match.

In the third match, Salwan Boys Public School defeated Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura by four runs.

In an exciting match in the table tennis competition, Ashmeet Thukral and Tejeshwar defeated Neeraj Seth and Gunjit Arora by 9-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6, 11-8.

In badminton matches, Keshav Sharma defeated Vaibhav 8-7, 7-4, 7-3, Anuj and Lakshay beat Guranshu and Gajinder 7-2,7-5, 7-2, Meenakshi beat Isha Gupta 2-7,4-7,7-5,7-1 and Vanshika and Shipi beat Harsimran and Akansha 7-4,7-2,6-8,1-7,7-2.

Gurbir's effort goes in vain: New Delhi: An all-round performance by Gurbir Singh Oberoi (60 and 4 for 30) went in vain as Red Star went down to Bright Club by three wickets in the first match of a series between the two teams at the Kalindi College ground.

Scores: Red Star Club: 134 for 8 in 25 overs (Gurbir Singh Oberoi 60, Dinesh 20, Karan 2 for 21, Vikram 2 for 18). Bright Club: 135 for 7in 24 overs (Gaurav 54, Bharat 21, Gurbir Oberoi 4 for 30, Anil 2 for 22).



Shankar Saini scores century for Indian Airlines
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New Delhi, April 12
Shankar Saini blasted a fine hundred studded with ten fours and eights sixes to help Indian Airlines beat Gush Cricket Club by six wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Jamia ground.

Scores: Gush Cricket Club: 169 for 9 in 40 overs (Sunny Grover 37, Gursharan Singh 22). Indian Airlines: 168 for 4 in 19 overs (Shankar Saini 100, 10x4, 8x6; Harvinder Singh 23, Manav Sharma 2 for 36).

Malviya Club beat State Bank of India by eight wickets in a Super A Division match at the University ground.

Scores: State Bank of India: 136 all out in 29.4 overs (Manish Giri 33, Pankaj Kaushik 29, Rajender Rawat 4 for 19).

Malviya Club: 137 for 2 in 11.1 overs (Pitamber Dutt 46 n o, Bhuvnesh Sharma 31 n o, Manish Giri 2 for 35). K N Colts beat Inborn by five runs in an A-I Division match at the Yamuna Sports Complex.

Scores: K N Colts: 202 for 8 in 40 overs (Rajinder Jalal 69, Mahish Kumar 32, Sonu Vaid 35) Inborn Club: 197 all out in 39.5 overs(Sonu Vaid 35, Suresh Tanwar 29, shawej Khan 33, Deepak Kanojia 3 for 51). Ministry of Information and Broadcasting beat K G Colts by four wickets in a B Division match Kotla II ground.

Scores: K G Colts: 157 all out in 34.1 overs (Sourabh Jain 67, Tarun Chaudhary 37, Rjan Bhseen 4 for 22). Ministry of Information and Broadcasting: 161 for 6 in 25 overs (Kuldeep Bhan 56, Rajan Bhaseen 25, Abhishek Rohilla 3 for 48).



DSI trounce FCI in Sood Cricket
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New Delhi, April 12
DSI XI beat Food Corporation of India (North Zone) by 126 runs to enter the pre-quarter-final of the 12th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament for the HRS Trophy at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital on Friday.

FCI won the toss and elected to field, which proved to be an unwise decision, as Manoj Yadav and Sangram Singh of DSI butchered the FCI bowling to hoist a 120-run partnership for the second wicket.

The FCI bowlers tasted success only in patches as DSI posted 81runs for one wicket in the first 15 overs and 166 for four at the end of 30 overs.

Though DSI lost the wicket of opener Rakesh Rawat cheaply with just six runs on the board, Manoj Yadav and Sangram Singh made up for the loss with their blistering knocks.

In reply, FCI were tottering at 52 for four in 15 overs and 120 for 9 in 30 overs with Kudleep Diwan causing the maximum damage with a 4 for 12 haul off 5.4 overs . Manoj Yadav was adjudged the man of the match.

Scores: DSI: 246 for 6 in 40 overs (Manoj Yadav 80, 6x4, 99b; Sangram Singh 52, Paras Prajapati 30, Akash Malhotra 2 for 45).

FCI: 120 for 9 in 30.4 overs (Rajinder Bisht 14, Akash Malhtora 27, Sanjiv Kohli 13, Saurabh Bhambi 15, Pankaj Thakur 18, Sachin Rana 2 for 12, Kuldeep Diwan 4 for 12, Paras Prajapti 2 for 21).

Yogesh, Shikar help Sonnet win: Fine all-round performances by Yogesh Nagar (3 for 19 and 30 n o) and Shikhar Dhawan helped Sonnet Club defeat Harry Coaching Centre by ten wickets in the seventh All-India Maharaja Agarsen Stanford Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakin ground.

Scores: Harry Club: 121 all out in 37.2 overs (Shikhar Dua 29, Saurav Kumar 25, Yogesh Nagar 4 for 15, Shikhar Dhawan 3 for 19). Sonnet Club: 124 for no loss in 14.2 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 71 n o, Yogesh Nagar 30 n o).



Anjali Vedpathak wins silver
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New Delhi, April 12
Anjali Vedpathak of India won a silver medal in the Air Rifle event during the ISSF World Cup being held in Australia. She shot 397/400 in the semi-final and her score in the final was 103.1.

Ms Jeon Aena of Korea created a new world record by scoring 400 out of 400 to win the gold medal. The previous record was 39/400 held by a Chinese shooter. The bronze was won by Kurkova of Czech Republic who shot 397 plus 101.6.

In the same event, Ms Pournima Gawhane of India shot 396 plus 101.4 in the finals and stood eighth. The other Indian shooters were Ms Suman Shirur (393), Meena 392 and Rajkumari (385).

In trap event, on the first day of the event, Mansher Singh shot 72/75, Manavjit Singh 70 and Anwer Sultan 68. The highest score was 75/75 on the first day of event.


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