Karnataka to clash with TN for title
Karnataka will clash with Tamil Nadu in the final of the All-India Postal hockey tournament at the SDAT-Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium here on Thursday.
The results (semifinals): Karnataka bt MP 7-0; TN bt Punjab 7-1.
Ravindran & James win
T.M. Ravindran and J.P. James won with a score of 65.98 IMPs, playing East-West while R.S. Narayanan and C. Anandan took the top spot from the North-South direction with a score of 61.79 IMPs in the TNSC weekly bridge tournament in Chennai.
Other positions : North-South : 2. R. Kannan & S. Rajagopal; 3. S. Krishnan &V. Ramkumar; East-West : 2. T.M. Suri & S. Kailasam; 3. S. Ganesan & C.R. Kumar.
John slams century
John’s 125 off 44 balls was the highlight of Villai Warriors’ seven-wicket win over Oceans XI in a match in the SSCA Champions Trophy T20 tournament being held in Chennai.
The scores: SSCA Champions Trophy : Oceans XI 193 for nine in 20 overs (Kumar 50, Ganesh 53) lost to Villai Warriors 196 for three in 17.5 overs (John 125, Vignesh 43 n.o.).
Force One 152 in 19.3 overs (Chandra Bose 27, A. Praveen Kumar 31, Padmanaban 56, Anbu three for 14, Murali three for 30) bt Sree Ram Builders 125 in 19 overs (Abdul Khadeer 28, Mohana Sundaram three for 15).
22 Yards 75 for seven in 16 overs (Dinesh 30) lost to RSJ CC 79 for three in 9.4 overs (Suresh 37 n.o.).
Nallathur Gurukulam 133 for nine in 20 overs (Shikar Hukku 30, Deepak Sidharth 26, Maank Bafna 29) lost to Leo Forwarders 135 for six in 18.1 overs (R. Jeyachandran 75).
SSCA league : Aig-Links 138 in 30 overs (Puthiyavan 29, Amit three for 15) lost to Prodapt 5.5 oz 141 for three in 23 overs (Pradeep 51, Asif 46).
Caterpillar 97 in 20.3 overs (Srikanth 36, Sri Harish five for 15) lost to Chennai Smashers 101 for seven in 18.4 overs (Vinod 37).