Bangalore: Govindaraj's brace helped Southern Blues hold SAI to a 2-2 draw in the Super Division league match at the Football Stadium here on Friday. Trailing 1-2 and with injury-time ticking away, Southern Blues was staring at defeat when Govindaraj capitalised on a defensive lapse and slotted the ball home seconds before the final whistle.
Earlier, Govindaraj had put Southern Blues ahead in the 25th minute, rifling in his freekick through the `wall', past a fumbling SAI goalkeeper S. Arun, who failed to collect the ball cleanly and watched it roll past the line.
However SAI struck back in the second half. In the 52nd minute, Sathyaraj headed in a cross from Arokiaraj Kenneth and later in the 69th minute, Raghavendra headed in a floater from Sudan Kumar. Southern Blues however salvaged a draw as Govindaraj found his mark in injury time.
Meanwhile in an `A' division league match, DYSH defeated BWSSB 2-1. Patterson and Dada Nabeel scored for the victors while Rohan Periera scored for BWSSB. Principal Correspondent
Manesh, Gautam shine
Manesh Pandey's 146 and C.M. Gautam's 137 along with Nauman Irfan's six-wicket haul powered Jawans CC to a 336-run victory over Cavaliers CC in a Y.S. Ramaswamy Memorial Trophy tournament match here on Thursday. Jawans posted 446 for seven in 50 overs and bundled out Cavaliers CC for 110 in 20.4 overs.
Jawans CC 446 for seven in 50 overs (Manesh Pandey 146, C.M. Gautam 137, Jonathan 56) bt Cavaliers CC 110 in 20.4 overs (Nauman Irfan six for 24).
Jupiter CA 282 for nine in 50 overs (S.P. Mahesh 60, Guru Prasad 55 n.o.) bt Gandhinagar Cricketers 227 in 44 overs (Tarun Muthanna 54 n.o.).
Silky Town CC, Channapatna 246 for eight in 44 overs (Mubharakh 63 n.o., Mohd. Masod 63) bt Blue Diamond Cricketers 186 in 37 overs.
Vultures CC 368 for three in 50 overs (Keshav Chitta 181 n.o., Rohan Shah 95, Nitish Mathew 42) bt Mount Joy CC 267 in 46.2 overs (Tarun 79, Vineeth Kumar 51, Nazir four for 41).
Sangam CA 299 in 47.1 overs (Vishwanath 59, Vinodh 55, C. Sathish 50, Keshavamurthy four for 61) bt Modern Cricketers 258 in 49.2 overs (Vijay 111, Achal 47, Karthik four for 46).
Prathibhe TT 149 in 37 overs lost to Young CC 150 for two in 24.4 overs (Manish 63, M.S. Vinay 44 n.o.).
ASC Centre Rec. Club 187 in 39.3 overs (P.B.N. Rao 40) bt ACE Cricketers 76 in 22.1 overs (Avishek five for 15).
Wilson Garden CC 188 in 45.5 overs (Chandru 48) lost to Vijaya Bank 209 for four in 26.4 overs (including 20 penalty runs) (K.M. Aiyappa 85, Srivatsa Puranik 59 n.o.).
Kashinath hits century
K.G. Kashinath's all-round show (117 n.o. and four for 62) helped South Western Railway Institute (SWRI) defeat BHEL (EPD) SC by 64 runs in a KSCA Group II, second division league match here recently. SWRI posted 308 for seven in 50 overs and restricted BHEL for 244 for nine in 50 overs.
The scores: SWRI 308 for seven in 50 overs (K.G. Kashinath 117 n.o., Srinivas 59) bt BHEL (EPD) SC 244 for nine in 50 overs (Prabhu Shankar 87 n.o., K.G. Kashinath four for 62).
ISAC 119 in 38.1 overs (Shivaswamy six for 36) lost to Secretariat CC 121 for three in 15.2 overs (J. Deepak 69 n.o.).
KPTCS Sp. Organisation 246 for eight in 50 overs (Manjunath 70, Ravi 65, Raghavendra 59, Khaleem Pasha four for 64) bt ITC SC 216 in 46.4 overs (Sunil 69, A.G. Shoukath Ali four for 28).
ADE SC 253 for nine in 50 overs (Parthasarthy 69, Boopathy 58) bt KSRTC SC 250 in 49.2 overs (Manjunath 86, Kumar 65, Devendra four for 54).
BEML Rail Coach Sp. Club 148 in 35 overs (M. Alexander 40, Srinivas four for 47) lost to
BEL SC 149 for four in 30. 2 overs (Shakir Hussain 85).
BEML SC, KGF 182 in 44.5 overs (B.C. Paramesh 49, V. Nagabhusan six for 28) lost to
EPF SRC Club 183 for four in 33 overs (B. Gangandhara 73 n.o.).
ABB 68 in 19.3 overs (Srivatsa Puranik six for 33) lost to Vijaya Bank 70 for no loss in 6.2 overs (K.M. Aiyappa 46 n.o.).
Boxing selection trials
The selection trials for the State boxing team will be held at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium complex in Bangalore on March 6. The selected boxers will compete in the Senior National Boxing Championships at Hyderabad from March 18 to 24. For details, call J. Vincent, ph: 9341252859.