Off-spinner P.B. Shailendra Babu (five for 10) made merry as Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT) coasted to a convincing eight-wicket win over CMS College in the CDCA inter-collegiate cricket tournament here on Thursday.
Sri Krishna CE 136 in 25 overs (R. Karthic 46, P.V.M. Srikanth 38, M. Sathish Anand four for 21) bt Park CT 99 in 22 overs (S. Vigneswar 35, P. Sasikumar three for 13).
Tamil Nadu Agri. University 99 for nine in 25 overs (S. Dinesh 40, S. Vijayaraja three for 19, P. Manikandan three for 20) lost to Dr. NGP Tech 100 for four in 18.3 overs (R. Goutham 34); GRD IM 74 in 18.4 overs (T. Naveen three for 12) lost to Maharaja IT 77 for three in 14.1 overs.
SNS Tech 84 in 23.4 overs (S. Sathish Kumar three for 15) lost to Dr. MCET 85 for two in 17.5 overs (T. Arunraj 34, A. Kamalesh 38 not out); Government Arts 39 in 15 overs (T. Sivaprakash three for 11) lost to PSG Tech 40 for two in 10 overs; Janson IT 101 for nine in 25 overs (A.P. Raghavan three for 19) bt Sri Ramakrishna IT 93 in 23.1 overs (T.N. Nishanth four for 10.
CMS College 71 in 28.1 overs (P.B. Shailendra Babu five for 10) lost to CIT 72 for two in 15.3 overs; Kongunadu CAS 121 for nine in 25 overs (N. Dinesh Kumar 31 not out, Kiran Ramakrishnan four for 11) bt Karunya University 116 for eight in 25 overs (J. Deepak 34, N. Dinesh Kumar three for 18).
Sports Hostel wins
Sports Hostel (Coimbatore) edged out NLC (Neyveli) 41-40 in an exciting basketball league clash of the second State-level inter-school sports tournament at Pollachi on Thursday.
The results (league): Basketball: GBHSS (Karur) bt BVB (Erode) 65-58; NLC (Neyveli) bt Vivekam HSS (Dharapuram) 40-19; PSG Sarvajana (Coimbatore) bt BVB (Erode) 70-61; Sports Hostel (Coimbatore) bt NLC 41-40.
Ball badminton: The Boys HSS (Srirangam) bt GBHSS (Udumalpet) 29-23, 29-21; TAHSS (Thiruvidaimaruthur) bt NGNG (Pollachi) 29-11, 29-17; The Boys HSS bt KPM 27-29, 29-15, 29-6; TAHSS bt GBHSS (Lanthakottai, Dindigul) 29-15, 29-12.
Volleyball: Velludiyar HSS (Thiruvarur) bt Kumutha MHSS (Nambiyur) 25-19, 25-6, 25-23; St. Xavier’s (Palyamkottai) bt GBHSS (Thittachery, Nagapatinam) 25-17, 27-25, 25-18; Velludiyar bt NGNG 25-23, 25-21, 26-24; St. Xavier’s bt St. Paul’s HSS (Salem) 25-18, 25-19, 22-25, 26-24.
Pragati in final
Tamil Nadu’s Pragati Nataraj entered the final of the R.R. Memorial tennis tournament in the girls’ under-16 & 18 categories at Madurai on Thursday.
In the under-16 semifinal, Pragati defeated State-mate Madhumitha Meenakshi 7-6(2), 6-3, while in the under-18 category, she beat Deepika Kumaran (also of Tamil Nadu) 6-1, 5-7, 6-0.
Rahul to meet Nikshep
In the boys’ section Tamil Nadu’s M. Rahul Robinson will meet B.R. Nikshep of Karnataka in the under-18 final, while Sumit Paul Singh of Jammu and Kashmir will clash with Tamil Nadu’s Raswant Ravi in the under-16 final.
The results (semifinals): Boys: U-18 : M. Rahul Robinson (TN) bt Raswant Ravi (TN) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1; B.R. Nikshep (Kar) bt Vasudev Vijay Raman (TN) 6-2, 6-1.
U-16 : Sumit Paul Singh (J&K) bt Guhan Rajan (TN) 6-3, 6-2; Raswant Ravi bt Ashwin Dhanasamy (TN) 6-1, 6-3. Girls: U-18 : Kaaviya Balasubramanian (TN) bt Madhumitha Meenakshi (TN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Pragati Nataraj (TN) bt Deepika Kumaran (TN) 6-1, 5-7, 6-0.
U-16 : Pragati Nataraj bt Madhumitha Meenakshi 7-6(2), 6-3; G.S. Vasavi (TN) bt S. Diana Abi (TN) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.
Charles nets winner
Charles netted the winner as V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust beat Kolkata Port Trust 1-0 to win the all India Major Ports hockey tournament at Tirunelveli on Thursday.