Principal Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Rainbow Club scored a 3-0 win against HCL in the Sachdev Sports Cup football tournament at Trimulgherry Village Grounds here on Wednesday. HCL stopper-back Sailesh delighted the Rainbow camp by scoring a self-goal in his enthusiasm to clear the ball. In the second session, Sonu scored a brace to complete the tally for the winners.

In another match, Loyola Academy defeated Gymkhana club 2-1. It was Gymkhana that took the lead through Ritunjay in the sixth minute only to see Savio level the scores through a splendid effort in the 15th minute when he latched onto a neat pass from Vineet James. In the second session, Salam netted the match-winner of a pass from James again.

Big win for Maisram

Maisram Stars outplayed APSRTC for a 5-1 win in the A-1 Division Rahim league football championship match at Barkas Grounds here. Ahmed and Shoeb Bin Syed struck once each in the first-half. In the second session, Shoeb scored a hat-trick to seal the rivals fate whose only consolation was the effort by Nayeem in the dying minutes of the match.

Narrow win for SAI

Sports Authority of India scored a hard-fought 3-2 win against Artillery Centre in the Super Six hockey championship, organised by Hyderabad Hockey Association, at Begumpet Police Stadium here.

SAI took the lead in the ninth minute through G.Prasanna Kumar and T.N.Sudheer made it 2-0 within 10 minutes. Artillery fought back through goals by Deepak Tirkey and Junas Ekka. But M. Ajay Babu's goal ensured that SAI emerged winner.

Cognizant scores two wins

Cognizant recorded two wins in the Sports Un-Limited Corporate Cup cricket tournament here.

The scores: GE CFS `A' 202 for two (Mushtaq 50, Kalyan 68 not out, Sher Singh 40 not out) bt Progress Software 56.

Bank of America 189 for six (Uday 71, Murali four for 33) bt IBM Sales 67.

Veva Infomatrix 143 for seven (Shyam 72) bt Triniti 57 for nine.

Keane India 100 for three (Ramesh 49 not out) lost to Cognizant 104 for five (Mastan 43 not out).

GE CFS `A' 140 for seven (Mushtaq 62, Aman four for 17) bt TCS 101.

Trinity 85 for six lost to Cognizant 87 for two (Pradeep 43 not out).

Keane India 100 for four (Chaitanya 69 not out) bt GE CFS `B' 67.

IBM 83 (Sekhar five for 11) lost to Bank of America 88 for one.

Pradeep hits ton

A fine century by A.G.Pradeep (102 not out, 15 x 4, 1 x 6) helped SCRSA draw their three-day A-Division league cricket championship match against BDL.

The scores (At RRC): BDL 352 drew with SCRSA 201 (Shiv Shankar four for 65, Uttam Goud four for 40) & 181 for two (M.Suresh 57 not out, A.G.Pradeep 102 not out).

SBH 391 for seven decl & 120 for four (T. Suman 64) drew with Evergreen 247 (Ravi Kumar 98, Ahmed Quadri four for 33).

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