Aruvankadu: The Railways team of A.N. Banerjee and Gopinath Manna took the lead with 270 VPs halfway through in the 16-pair field of the selected pairs event for the Subhash Agarwala Memorial Trophy on the penultimate day of the 39th summer National bridge championships here on Saturday.

Hyderabad’s K. Vijaykumar and K. Divakar Reddy were in the second place with 262 VPs.

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