Nasir’s century helps Tumkur take innings lead

Bangalore: Nasir Ali’s 109 helped Tumkur Zone gain a 110-run first-innings lead over Raichur Zone in a KSCA under-17 inter-zonal tournament match that concluded in a draw here on Monday. Raichur scored 249 in 73 overs and Tumkur scored 359 for seven in reply.

The scores: Raichur 249 in 73 overs (Murali Krishna 110, Arun Sunny five for 28) & 32 for three in 33 overs drew with Tumkur 359 for seven in 90 overs (Nasir Ali 109, Amog Versha 60 n.o., Arun Sunny 49, M. Jayesh 43).

Mysore 283 in 67 overs (A. Majid 69, Rohit Tiwari 62, K. Sachin 43, David Mathias five for 76) & 104 for three in 26 overs (Rohit Tiwari 81) drew with Bangalore City 337 for nine in 86.2 overs (Md. Muneer 76, David Mathias 72, Arjun Gowda 69, Prashanth Poojar 48, Abhishek five for 116).

At Shimoga: Bangalore 265 for six in 90 overs (Nihal Unni 84, Chiranjeevi 73, Darshan Ponnappa 54 n.o., Sachin Bhatt five for 76) bt Mangalore 131 in 62.8 overs (K.L. Rahul 96, S. Rohith four for 24) & 107 in 41.4 overs (Rahul 40, Shivam Bajaj five for 20).

Shimoga, Bangalore win

Shimoga and Bangalore City emerged champions in the boys and girls’ sections respectively in the inter-district junior volleyball championship that concluded at Mandya on Sunday.

In the boys’ finals, Shimoga defeated Bangalore City 25-17, 20-25, 25-22, 11-25, 15-13 while in the girls’ final Bangalore City defeated Mysore 25-9, 25-12, 25-15.

Vijaya Bank retains title

Defending champions Vijaya Bank and IBBC retained their respective titles in the men’s and women’s sections of the State Association Cup basketball championship which concluded at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium outdoor courts here on Monday.

In the finals, Vijaya Bank defeated MEG 49-36 after leading 30-21 at half-time while IBBC defeated Viveks SC 52-26 after leading 30-17 at the break.

Surging ahead

In the men’s final, Vijaya Bank struck an early rhythm and led the first quarter at 19-12. MEG meanwhile struggled to move upfront and though Peter John did double up as both assistant coach and player, the Madras Sappers where constantly playing catch-up to Vijaya Bank’s aggressive moves.

However in the third quarter, MEG did hint at a fightback as it clawed its way back to 31-34 before losing a few easy points as its players failed to draw level. Vijaya Bank then pulled away for a comfortable victory. Austin (10) and Srinivas Gowda (10) excelled for the victor while Lloyd Antony (12) shone for MEG.

Earlier in the women’s final, IBBC riding on Sonam and Sushma’s efforts, swept past Viveks’ SC with ease. Sonam and Sushma found the basket with ease and scored 11 points each.

Karnataka starts well

Hosts Karnataka started its campaign in the 36th National senior handball championship for men on a winning note, defeating Himachal Pradesh 32-10 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium indoor courts here on Monday.

Goalkeeper Shinoj excelled under the crosspiece and ensured that the Karnataka citadel was relatively safe while his counterpart and rival skipper, Feiq Khan, had a tough time against the Karnataka strikers.

Karnataka led 19-6 at the break and kept increasing its lead as Lisho Augustin (7), captain S. Premnath (6) and Saravana Kumar (6) found the points with accurate throws. Meanwhile for the visitor, Rama (2) and Hardeep (2) chipped in a few points, while Pankaj and Hamid Khan too toiled hard.

Monday’s matches, originally scheduled for a 4 p.m. start, got delayed by more than 90 minutes as the inauguration function turned out to be a long-winded one

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