CHENNAI: A brace by Suryakumar helped SAI register a 2-0 win over Sethu FC (Madurai) and progress to the last eight on Monday in the Champion club football tournament being held here.
In the quarterfinals, SAI will meet regular CFA senior division league rival SBI, which powered by Parthiban’s hat-trick, trounced Seven Stars (Tiruvallur) 8-1.
The Madurai team held SAI goalless till the end of first session. However 15 minutes into the second session, Suryakumar found the goal. Sethu had its moments, but the cross piece came as a hurdle for Sudhakar midway in the first session.
However, SAI consolidated its position through Suryakumar again in the 86th minute as he shot off a right flank cross.
Earlier, SBI began its act in the 18th minute through C.S. Sabeeth. He scored again in the 26th minute.
P.C. Riju and Baskar (two) contributed next before Parthiban completed his hat-trick. For Seven Stars, Suguneswaran scored the lone goal close to the first-half.
S. Arvind’s all-round effort (65 and three for 14) helped Kedar ‘A’ defeat FSCA on Monday and enter the final of the under-11 Pearls cricket tournament.
Kedar will take on TE-IPL CA, which advanced to Wednesday’s title clash with a nine-wicket win over Abdul Jabbar CA in the other semifinal.
The scores (semifinals):
Kedar ‘A’ 155 for seven in 25 overs (S. Arvind 65, P. Ajith 32, M. Siddharth three for 24) bt FSCA 148 for nine in 25 overs (S. Siddharth 42, G. Harishwar three for 24, S. Arvind three for 14).
Abdul Jabbar CA 100 in 23.4 overs (Rohit Venkatesh 26, Vishal three for eight) lost to TE-IPL 103 for one in 19 overs (G. Shyam Sundar 36 n.o., Varun Vamsi 39 n.o.).
Easy for Adventnet
Guru scored a match-winning 43 to help Adventnet beat Sify by five wickets in the Seventymm corporate twenty20 cricket tournament organised by VS sports network.
Seventymm Corporate Twenty 20: Sify 113 in 19 overs lost to Adventnet 114 for five in 18 overs (Guru 43).
Wipro 130 in 19.3 overs (D.N. Shenoy four for 20) bt Covansys 77 in 14 overs.
Seventymm 94 in 20 overs lost to Impigre Technologies 95 for seven in 14.1 overs.
Reddington 160 for five in 18 overs (Albert 42) bt Coca Cola A 65 in 11 overs.
HP 147 for four in 18 overs (Ashwin 49) bt SS Music 129 in 18 overs.
Telecom Twenty20: Airtel 107 in 20 overs (Venkatragavan five for 13) lost to Aircel 108 for four in 16 overs.
Vodafone 172 for four in 20 overs (Elvis 48 not out) bt Airtel 167 for nine in 20 overs (Anand 40, Sherif four for 22).