Ra­jni­gandha Achiev­ers edge past Jin­dal Pan­ther

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NEWDELHI: Ra­jni­gandha Achiev­ers emerged win­ners of Radha Mo­han Ra­jin­der Mo­han Gold Vase (8 Goal) polo tour­na­ment beat­ing Jin­dal Pan­ther by 6 ½ goals to 3 in the fi­nal played at Jaipur Polo Ground here on Satur­day.

Hurr Ali was ad­judged the Most Valu­able Player and Mare Chilli from Van­dit Golechha’s sta­bles was ad­judged the Best Polo Pony. Scor­ers for Ra­jni­gandha Achiev­ers were – Matthew Perry (2), Van­dit Golechha (2), Hurr Ali (2) and started with ½ goal on hand­i­cap. Scor­ers for Jin­dal Pan­ther were – Sim­ran Shergill (2), Tom Brodie (1).

Ra­jni­gandha Achiev­ers put their op­po­nents un­der pressure from the be­gin­ning of 1st chukker by scor­ing 3 goals.

HOCKEY CORE GROUP

NEW DELHI: Hockey In­dia on Satur­day named a 33-mem­ber core group for the women’s na­tional camp be­gin­ning in Ben­galuru on Mon­day.

The camp, to be con­ducted un­der the watch­ful eyes of chief coach Sjo­erd Mar­i­jne, will con­clude on November 30.

“We have brought in a few younger play­ers who have shown good per­for­mances in the do­mes­tic events ,” said coach Mar­i­jne.

IN­DIA FACE B’DESH

YANGON (MYAN­MAR): The In­dian women’s na­tional team will take on Bangladesh in their sec­ond match of the first round of the 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qual­i­fy­ing Tour­na­ment, which will be held at the Thuwunna Sta­dium in Yangon on Sun­day.

Af­ter 1-1 draw against Nepal in their first match, team In­dia will be eye­ing full three points against Bangladesh.

GHOSAL IN FI­NAL

KOLKATA: World No. 11 and top seed Sau­rav Ghosal en­tered the fi­nal of the Kolkata In­ter­na­tional squash tour­na­ment here on Satur­day. He beat Todd Har­rity, seeded fourth, of the USA 11-4 11-7 11-3 in 41 min­utes. Ghosal will meet sec­ond seed Za­hed Salem of Egypt, who de­feated Car­los Cornes Ribadas of Spain 11-7 11-3 11-9, in the fi­nal on Sun­day.

PATNA PI­RATES WIN

MUM­BAI: Patna Pi­rates proved too strong for Ben­gal War­riors and romped to a 50-30 win in an en­thralling Pro Kabaddi League match here on Satur­day.

The Patna team, which was more ef­fec­tive in both raids and de­fence, in­flicted an all-out, to ex­tend their lead to 16-8, with six min­utes re­main­ing for the end of the first half at the NSCI com­plex in Worli. Such was Pat­nas dom­i­nance that they in­flicted three all-outs in the game to come out tri­umphant.

For Patna, Deepak Nar­wal (13 points) emerged hero and was ably sup­ported by 21-year-old cap­tain Pardeep Nar­wal (11 points) and Jaideep (5 points).

SATHIYAN BOWS OUT

NEWDELHI: G Sathiyan’s daz­zling run in the pres­ti­gious 2018 ITTF World Tour Plat­inum Aus­trian Open in Linz came to an end as he went down fight­ing to World No. 2 Xin Xu of China on Fri­day .

Sathiyan, who up­set World No. 17 Sangeun Jeong of Korea and World No. 14 Mar­cos Fre­itas of Por­tu­gal to earn a berth in the Round of 16, lost 1-4. The In­dian ta­ble ten­nis star went down 11-1, 11-7, 7-11, 11-2, 11-4.

PRAJNESH FOURTH SEED

BEN­GALURU: Prajnesh Gunneswaran was seeded fourth at the $150,000 Ben­galuru Open ATP Chal­lenger ten­nis that be­gins on Sun­day. He will open his cam­paign against Rus­sia’s Ivan Nedelko. The left-handed In­dian Davis Cup­per is ranked 141st while Nedelko is ranked 123 places be­low him.

Radu Al­bot of Moldova, who is ranked No. 100, will be the top seed. In an in­ter­est­ing first round con­test, the fi­nal­ists of the pre­vi­ous edi­tion, de­fend­ing cham­pion Su­mit Na­gal and sev­enth seed Jay Clarke will face each other in their first match.

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Ra­jni­gandha Achiev­ers with the tro­phy at Jaipur Polo Ground in New Delhi on Satur­day.

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