Bengal beat Tamil Nadu to title
Bengal emerged champions in the all-India postal meet, notching up a comfortable seven-wicket win over Tamil Nadu in the final at Eden Gardens Friday. Restricting Tamil Nadu to 96, the hosts got past the target in just 27.3 overs.
Bengalís P. Mukherjee and Tamil Naduís M. Arebagan were adjudged best bowler and best batsman of the tournament, respectively.
BRIEF SCORES: Tamil Nadu 96 in 42.2 ovs (C. Saktivel 27; P. Mukherjee 2/7, A. Basu 2/18). Bengal 98/3 in 27.3 ovs (Amitava Roy 28, B.K. Majumdar 25). Bengal won by 7 wkts.
Calcutta University will organise the knockout stage of the Vizzy Trophy cricket meet from February 11 to 18 in the city. In the semi-finals, East Zone will face North while West take on South.
Anant Kajaria hit 16 sixes in his 100-ball 183, helping Don Bosco thrash Scottish Church by 127 runs in the Pepsi-CAB inter-school (under-19) meet.
n Don Bosco 349/9 in 40 ovs (Anant Kajaria 183). Scottish Church 222/8 in 40 ovs (S. Nahata 3/26). Don Bosco won by 127 runs. n Jadavpur HS 150/9 in 40 ovs (Debashish Biswas 73; Ambarish Yadav 4/19). National HS 151/0 in 23 ovs (Abhishek Dutta 62 n.o., Jaspinder Singh Raipur 62 n.o.). National HS won by 10 wkts.
BPCL and Coal India moved into the womenís team event final of the all-India public sector badminton meet at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra. In the semi-finals, BPCL beat MTNL and Coal India downed BSNL by identical 2-0 margins.
RPG beat Derek OíBrien and Associates 53-27 while Hutch emerged 34-8 victors over TCS in the 12th invitation Mercantile mixed basketball meet at Rangers Club Friday.
TODAY IN SPORT
FOOTBALL: National League: East Bengal vs HAL at Salt Lake Stadium from 2.30 pm.
BADMINTON: All-India public sector meet at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra.
BASKETBALL: Mercantile mixed meet at Rangers from 4.30 pm.