Gopi’s 4 for 13 helped Verizon beat Samsung by six wickets in the Chennai Super Kings Super Cup Multi-Sport Corporate cricket tournament.
Brief scores: At Viveka: Samsung 141 for 9 in 20 overs (Kannan 38, Gopi 4/13) lost to Verizon 144 for 4 in 13.2 overs. (Kaviarasan 34, Muthuselvan 36, S.Karthik 40 no). MoM: Gopi India Cements 213 for 4 in 17 overs. (Harikrishnan 54, Avinash 43, Venkatraman 37,
Jerendran 3/36) bt Jones Lang 41 in 9.2 overs (S Sriram 4/2). MoM: Harikrishnan Hewlitt Packard 210 for 4 in 20 overs. Dean 97, Joe 67) bt RBS 125 for 6 in 20 overs. MoM: Dean
Balu bags crown
Top seed Hari Balu of Cognizant became the champion of the CSK Super Cup chess tournment by beating Suresh Agarwal of HP in the last crucial round. He scored 6 points and was placed 1st. Arumugaraj A of Cognizant scored 5 points and was placed 2nd, followed by Suresh Agarwal (HP) and Jegan K (Cognizant) for the 3rd and 4th spot. The event saw 76 players from 30 corporate houses vie for top honours. GM MR Venkatesh distributed the prizes.
Vivek, Vignesh enter main draw
Vivek Shokeen and P Vignesh were the only two Indians amongst the eight players to qualify for the main draw in the MCC-SR Subramainiam Memorial ITF Mens Futures Tennis Championship being played at the TNTA courts at MRC Stadium, Egmore.
There were two other long and closely fought matches played. In one, Austin Karosi of USA edged out Kumal Anand 1-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4 in three sets. Karosi won the first set but a mid-match slump saw Karosi losing the second set and being down 1-4 in the third set. He then fought back to win five games in a row to win 6-4 in the third set.
Qualifying final round:
Austin Karosi (USA) bt Kunal Anand 1-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4; Patrick Ciorcila (ROU) bt Rakshay Thakkar 6-3, 6-4; Tom Schonenberg (GER) bt Vignesh 6-1, 6-3; Vivek Shokeen bt Jui Chen Hung (TPE) 6-4, 6-2; Vignesh Peranamallur bt Sagar Manjanna 6-3, 0-6, 6-1; Mats Moraing (GER) bt Libor Salaba (CZE) 6-2, 6-3; Katsushi Fukuda (JAP) bt Allan Gomes Oliviera (BRA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Ting Yu Chuang (TPE) bt Chin Jen Ho (TPE) 6-4, 6-2.