Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - WORLD - Press Trust of In­dia

Kochi:cali­cut He­roes ce­mented their place in the play­offs with a 3-2 win over Black Hawks Hy­der­abad in a Pro Vol­ley­ball League (PVL) match here on Sun­day. Cali­cut beat Hy­der­abad 15-11 ,15-11, 15-7, 12-15, 11-15 with Ajith Lal scor­ing as many as 19 points (15 spikes, 4 serves).

Hy­der­abad’s Ash­wal Rai put in a valiant ef­fort with nine points (6 spikes and 3 blocks) in a los­ing cause.

Ajith Lal be­came the first player to score half cen­tury of spike points with 53 to his name.

Af­ter ini­tial ex­changes, it looked like Cali­cut will run away with the set as they went into a 4-2 lead but Hy­der­abad lev­elled scores with a block and a spike by Gu­ram­rit­pal Singh and Car­son Clark. Ajith helped Cali­cut take lead and they kept ahead.

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