Sarita bows out of box­ing Worlds

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport - A Markram c & b Jadeja 39, T de Bruyn b Ash­win 10, T Bavuma b Shami 0, F du Plessis b Shami 13, Q de Kock b Shami 0, S Muthusamy n.o. 49, V Phi­lan­der lbw Jadeja 0, K Ma­haraj lbw Jadeja 0, D Piedt b Shami 56, K Rabada c Saha b Shami 18; (b-2, lb-2) 2-19,

Bowl­ing: Ulan-Ude: For­mer cham­pion L Sarita Devi (60kg) was on Sun­day knocked out of the World Women’s Box­ing Cham­pi­onships af­ter be­ing up­staged by Rus­sia’s Natalia Shad­rina on a dis­ap­point­ing day for In­dia here. The fourth seed, who got a first-round bye, frit­tered away a strong start to bow out with a 0-5 loss. There was more dis­ap­point­ment for the coun­try when in the last bout of the day, debu­tant Nan­dini (81kg) proved to be no match for Ger­many’s Irina-Nico­letta Schon­berger and was out-punched 0-5. Sarita, a gold-medal­list in the 2006 New Delhi edi­tion of the show­piece, was chas­ing her maiden world medal in over a decade.

Nagal goes down in semis in Brazil:

Su­mit Nagal went down 4-6, 1-6 to Ar­gen­tine Juan Pablo Fi­covich in the semi­fi­nals of the $54,000 ATP Chal­lenger men’s ten­nis event on clay in Campinas, Brazil, on Satur­day.

The ef­fort will see the 22-year-old In­dian rise to 129 in world rank­ings.

Late dou­ble bo­gey pushes Sandhu to sec­ond:

Ajeetesh Sandhu had to be sat­is­fied with a Tied-sec­ond place af­ter he blew his chances with a late dou­ble bo­gey in the fi­nal round of the Mer­curies Tai­wan Masters here on Sun­day. Thai­land’s Su­ra­dit Yongcharoe­n­chai, who be­gan the day one shot be­hind the lead­ers -- Ajeetesh Sandhu of In­dia and Philip­pines’ Miguel Tabuena -held his nerve in a tight fin­ish with an even par back nine to card 70 and held out for his ca­reer’s big­gest prize cheque.

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