CHENNAI: Left-arm spinner R Karthikeyan’s eight for 99 enabled IOB to restrict India Pistons to 231 for nine in 104 overs on the first day of the TNCA First Division Plate Group championship for SR Jagannathan Trophy at IC-Guru Nanak College ground. IP were 124 for eight in 52.1 overs at one stage. Then, M Ashwin put up a strong fight with the tail to help IP post a respective score.
Ashwin and Mohan Raj stitched a 61-run partnership in 27.3 overs for the ninth wicket. Following Mohan’s downfall, Ashwin went on to add unbeaten 46 runs along with Akash Ram for the tenth wicket in 24.2 overs.
Brief scores: India Pistons 231/9 in 104 ovs (R Karthik Adithya 45, M Ashwin 39 batting, S Mohan Raj 44; R Karthikeyan 8-99) vs IOB.
St Joseph’s Champs
St Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, with 114 points (62 points for men & 52 points for women) won the overall championship at the Jeppaair Educational Trust Sport meet. SSN with 32 points (16 points for men, 16 points for women) finished second. Ace Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan was the chief guest and gave away the prizes.
Results (finals): Basketball: St Joseph’s CoE, bt Loyola Arts 56-53. Ball Badminton: St Joseph’s CoE ‘A’ bt BSA University 29-22, 29-15. Kabaddi: St Joseph’s CoE bt PSN 24-20. Badminton: SSN bt St Joseph’s CoE 2-0. Table tennis: Loyola Arts bt St Joseph’s College of Engineering 3-1. Football: AVS, Salem bt BSA University. Volleyball: St Joseph’s CoE ‘A’ bt DB Jain 25-22, 25-19, 25-7.
City Police Prevail
Chennai City Police beat VIVA Chennai 1-0 in the St Joseph’s-CFA Senior Division football league, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Results: Senior division: Chennai City Police 1 (M Devaraj 70’) bt VIVA Chennai 0. Best Player: R Siva (City Police). Chennai FC 1 (Jagaba 89’) bt FCI 0. Best player: J Selva Kumar (FCI).
First Division: Central Excise 2 (V Jose 60’, 72’) bt SDS 0.