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News 31 March 2014

All the news for Monday 31 March 2014

Black Sticks power past China in Taupo

Photo: Taupo District Council

The Black Sticks Women have mounted a come from behind charge to defeat China 3-2 at the Taupo Hockey Centre tonight.

Down by one goal at halftime, the Black Sticks played a strong second half with two brilliant goals from Sophie Cocks and Jordan Grant sealing the result for the Kiwis.

Head coach Mark Hager said the final result was pleasing but that there was still plenty to work on going into game two at 6pm tomorrow night.

“It was a pretty poor first half, our basic skills weren’t where we needed them to be,” Hager said.

“The second half was a lot better and we saw the result of pressure and got a lot of intercepts which flowed on to our attacking game.

“Our players love to run and we did that well in the second half, so we need to let them do that and continue putting pressure on the opposition."

The Black Sticks dominated the opening minutes of the game, but allowed China to score a field goal against the run of play through Jiaojiao De.

Emily Naylor tied the game at 1-1 with a terrific reaction to knock in a deflection off the goalkeeper from Rhiannon Dennison’s penalty corner flick.

China scored a penalty corner of their own just minutes later to go into halftime leading 2-1.

New Zealand looked a different side after the break and looked dangerous with every possession on the ball.

Cocks’ goal was a stunner, smashing home a deflection from a penalty corner before Grant delivered the game winner with a powerful hit from the top of the circle just minutes later.

Northland’s Stacey Michelsen played limited minutes in her first game back in almost a year following a serious knee injury.

The Black Sticks are back in action against China at 6pm tomorrow night, the game will be streamed live at www.hockeynz.co.nz

Taupo’s two test matches are important preparation for the Hawke’s Bay Festival of Hockey from April 5-13 which will see the Black Sticks take on Australia, Argentina, Korea, Japan and China. 

Black Sticks 3: (Emily Naylor, Sophie Cocks, Jordan Grant)
China 2: (Jiaojiao De, Mengyu Wang)
Halftime: China 2-1

Hockey New Zealand Media release

Hockeyroos squad named

Hockeyroos name squad for Hawkes Bay Festival starting Saturday

Photo (c) Daniel Carson / DC Images

The Hockeyroos’ squad has been named for the forthcoming Hawkes Bay Festival tournament in New Zealand, which begins on Saturday.

The stellar tournament line-up will bring together six of the world’s top ten nations: World champions Argentina (ranked #2), Oceania champions Australia (#4), hosts New Zealand (#5), China (#7), Korea (#8) and Asia Cup champions Japan (#9). The games represent the last competitive fixtures for the Australian women prior to selection for the World Cup, which will be made at the end of April.

The tournament should see Queenslander Jodie Kenny (née Schulz) and Victorian goalkeeper Rachael Lynch reach milestone appearances of 100 games each for the Hockeyroos with Lynch currently sitting on 99 caps and Kenny 96. Brooke Peris will head to New Zealand having been named as NT Sportsperson of the Year at the weekend while Western Australian Jayde Taylor is also included having started in each of Australia’s final three games against Japan in Perth last week.

With World Cup selection looming large Australian national coach Adam Commens admits he believes he knows the majority of the group that will travel to The Hague and that next week’s tournament provides an opportunity for fine tuning.

Commens said: “When you’ve got a national senior squad of 22 athletes any team that you put out will be close to your strongest. We’re taking a very good team to New Zealand. Overall, we’re in a good place and are quite set on the majority of the line-up for the World Cup. This gives us some certainty looking ahead to the World Cup and allows us to use the Hawkes Bay Festival to work on some finer details and our combinations.

“As with any selection process the final few places can be hotly contested and there are a number of players in both our senior and development squads that while not selected for this trip are still well and truly in contention for the World Cup. It won’t just be about Hawkes Bay – the final few weeks of training will be important in determining who is in the best form as we get closer to selection.”

Commens added: “We’re looking forward to playing against a variety of different playing styles and opponents. This variety will expose any flaws or uncertainties in our game plan, giving us time to work on them ahead of the World Cup. We’re looking forward to testing ourselves against Argentina and New Zealand in particular, and with Korea in our pool in The Hague it will be interesting to see how they have progressed since the World League Finals.”

Two time Olympian Teneal Attard, one of the Hockeyroos’ most experienced players, has been ruled out of the six nations tournament after suffering a stress reaction in her lower leg.  

The Hockeyroos’ opening clash is against Argentina at 12:00pm Australian Eastern time on Saturday (2:00pm local time).

The Hockeyroos’ matches will be live streamed via www.hockey.org.au.

The Hockeyroos’ World Cup campaign begins on 31 May against Korea.

Hockeyroos Fixtures, Hawkes Bay Festival
Saturday 5 April - Hockeyroos v Argentina - 12:00 AEDT / 09:00 AWST / 14:00 local time
Sunday 6 April - Hockeyroos v Japan - 10:00 AEST / 08:00 AWST / 12:00 local time
Tuesday 8 April - Hockeyroos v China - 15:00 AEST / 13:00 AWST / 17:00 local time
Thursday 10 April - Hockeyroos v Korea - 15:00 AEST / 13:00 AWST / 17:00 local time
Saturday 12 April - Hockeyroos v New Zealand - 13:30 AEST / 11:30 AWST/ 15:30 local time
Sunday 13 April - Hockeyroos v TBC
Hockeyroos Squad for Hawkes Bay Festival
Athlete (Hometown, State) caps/goals
Madonna Blyth (Brisbane, QLD) 271/65
Edwina Bone (Evatt, ACT) 30/1
Jane Claxton (Adelaide, SA) 31/3
Kirstin Dwyer (née Johnson) (Mackay, QLD) 38/2
Casey Eastham (South Coast, NSW) 193/44
Anna Flanagan (Canberra, ACT) 114/20
Kate Jenner  (Tamworth, NSW) 85/1
Jodie Kenny (née Schulz) (Wamuran, QLD) 96/50
Rachael Lynch (Warrandyte, VIC) 99/0
Karri McMahon    (Berri, SA) 29/4
Georgia Nanscawen (Melbourne, VIC) 114/21
Ashleigh Nelson    (Wagin, WA) 138/61
Georgie Parker (Berri, SA) 52/13
Brooke Peris (Darwin, NT) 23/6
Emily Smith (Crookwell, NSW) 76/31
Jayde Taylor (Bunbury, WA) 84/1
Ashlee Wells (Morwell, VIC) 27/0
Kellie White (Crookwell, NSW) 66/22

2014 Rabobank World Cup, The Hague, Netherlands, 31 May - 15 June
Hockeyroos’ World Cup Fixtures
31 May – Hockeyroos v Korea – 14:30 local - 22:30 AEST - 20:30 AWST
2 June – Hockeyroos v Japan – 10:30 local - 18:30 AEST - 16:30 AWST
5 June – Hockeyroos v Belgium – 10:30 local - 18:30 AEST - 16:30 AWST
7 June – Hockeyroos v Netherlands – 19:45 local - 03:45 AEST (8 June) - 01:45 AWST (8 June)
9 June – Hockeyroos v New Zealand – 10:30 local - 18:30 AEST - 16:30 AWST
12 June – Semi-Finals & 11th/12th classification
13 June – 7th/8th & 9th/10th classification
14 June – 5th/6th classification, bronze medal & final

Hockey Australia media release

Kampong confirm EHL return ticket for 2014/15

Kampong became the first Dutch side to confirm their place in next season's Euro Hockey League as they closed out the regular season with wins over Pinoke and Laren over the weekend in the Hoofdklasse.

It confirmed they topped the regular season standings in the Netherlands for the first time in 29 years, edging out Oranje Zwart to the number one spot on goal difference courtesy of their 5-1 Sunday success against relegation threatened Laren.

Remco Bleeker had given them a shock lead inside five minutes but goals from Roderick Weusthof, Bruno van den Bosch and Constanijn Jonker saw Kampong bounce back to win and outdo OZ by a couple of goals on goal difference.

That was because they struggled to see off an improving Hurley side 2-1, Mink van der Weerden's pair of corner strikes handing them the victory. Both clubs will next contest the playoff games along with Rotterdam and Bloemendaal as they both confirmed their place in the top four.

Rotterdam's passage was sealed on Friday evening when they beat Hurley 3-2 with the last touch of the game from Joost van den Berg. Bloemendaal, meanwhile, defeated Tilburg 5-1 to hold off the challenge of Amsterdam for the final spot in the playoffs. Bloemendaal will face Kampong while Rotterdam play OZ in the season finale.

Euro Hockey League media release

Sheffield settle for draw against Brooklands

Sheffield Hallam Mike Shaw

Sheffield Hallam had a tough start to their promotion tournament campaign as they drew 3-3 with NOW: Pensions Conference North champions Brooklands Manchester University on Sunday.

The Yorkshire side managed to survive automatic relegation from the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey Premier Division on the final day of the season but now face the three Conference champions to keep their place.

It was Sheffield Hallam who got off to a flying start, going 3-0 up through goals from Will Hearne, Liam Ansell and Mike Shaw (pictured).

But two goals in two minutes from Brooklands’ Dave Flanagan and Aiden Khares turned the game around and Peter Cornell’s goal a minute into the second half drew the scores level.

In the other game, NOW: Pensions Conference East champions Southgate took a narrow 1-0 win over NOW: Pensions Conference West table-toppers, Cardiff and Met. Simeon Bird scored the only goal of the game and it puts them top of the table.

And in the relegation play-offs Brighton and Hove beat Isca 4-1 with goals from Sam Rose, Sam Chilvers, Mike Burney and Luc Hinton.

League Finals Weekend

The winners of the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League and the Investec Women’s Hockey League will be crowned over two action-packed weekends at Reading Hockey Club in April. The top four Premier Division teams qualify for their respective finals weekends, playing off against each other to be crowned league champions.

The men’s finals will take place on the 5-6 April while the women will battle it out a week later from 12-13 April. Tickets are now available to purchase for both weekends, please visit www.englandhockey.co.uk/tickets

NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League (Saturday, March 29 2014):

NOW: Pensions Relegation Play-offs: Brighton and Hove 4, Isca 1.

NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League (Sunday, March 30 2014):

NOW: Pensions Promotion Tournament: Brooklands Manchester University 3, Sheffield Hallam 3; Southgate 1, Cardiff and Met 0.

England Hockey Board Media release

Buckingham secure emphatic 4-0 win

Investec Conference West champions Buckingham made themselves early favourites to gain promotion to the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division after comprehensively beating Investec Conference North champions Brooklands Poynton on Sunday.

Jo Ellis was on target twice as Buckingham beat their opponents 4-0 with other goals coming from Katrina Nicholson and Zoe Shipperley.

They now lead the Promotion Tournament as the only team to have a win after the first round of matches.

Sutton Coldfield, who are battling to keep their Premier Division status, were held to a 1-1 draw by Investec Conference East champions Holcombe. Jane Sixsmith (pictured) had put Sutton Coldfield ahead after 11 minutes but Lauren Osborn equalised for Holcombe.

And in the relegation play-offs Barnes beat Boots 1-0 with Triona Doyle scoring the all-important goal.

League Finals Weekend

The winners of the Investec Women’s Hockey League and the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League will be crowned over two action-packed weekends at Reading Hockey Club in April. The top four Premier Division teams qualify for their respective finals weekends, laying off against each other to be crowned league champions.

The men’s finals will take place on the 5-6 April while the women will battle it out a week later from 12-13 April. Tickets are now available to purchase for both weekends, please visit www.englandhockey.co.uk/tickets

Investec Women’s Hockey League (Saturday, March 29 2014):

Investec Women's Relegation play-offs: Barnes 1, Boots 0.

Investec Women’s Hockey League (Sunday, March 30 2014):

Investec Women's Promotion Tournament: Holcombe 1, Sutton Coldfield 1; Buckingham 4, Brooklands Poynton 0.

England Hockey Board Media release

Glynhill Kelburne are champions for the tenth season in a row

Glynhill Kelburne won the Aberdeen Asset Management National League Division 1 title for a tenth year running after a 2-1 victory over Grange in the Grand Final at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre.

Following a closely contested first half, penalty drag-flick expert Mark Ralph gave the defending champions a 1-0 lead shortly before half-time with a trademark penalty corner strike into the roof of the net.

However, Grange responded mid-way through the second half, after a fine move from the Stags ended up with Andrew Brogdon deflecting the ball past Kelburne Mark Fulton to make it 1-1 in the 52nd minute.

Class told in the end though, with Jack McKenzie’s dive at the back post resulting in the Scotland U21 international turning home the ball with an outstretched stick.

Glynhill Kelburne also qualify for Europe as Scotland’s National League champions.

There was drama in the Dundee derby between Grove Menzieshill and Dundee Wanderers, with two late goals from Ross Glashan and Fergus Sandison sending their city rivals down to Division 2 next season.

Grove Menzieshill had gone 1-0 up in the 11th minute courtesy of a Ben Cosgrove strike, but Chris Anderson’s side failed to take advantage of numerous chances to put the game out of sight.

Watsonians will play in the top flight next season after an intense 2-1 win over Division 2 rivals Uddingston.

Captain William Butler broke the deadlock in the 10th minute, firing home a penalty corner to make it 1-0 to the capital outfit.

Three minutes before the half-time interval, Fraser Sands put Watsonians in a commanding position at the interval, netting from open play to make it 2-0.

Set-piece specialist pulled one back for Uddingston in the 43rd minute, this time scoring from a field goal.

Uddingston drove forward looking for the all-important equaliser but they were reduced to nine men after two yellow cards that made their task an impossible one in the end

AAM Gordonians claimed 5th place in the division after a 4-2 win over Inverleith, with four goals from Dwayne Rowsell the catalyst for the Aberdonians’ victory.

Dwayne Rowsell netted two first half goals from open play in the 9th and 23rd minute to give his side a 2-0 lead, before set-piece expert Adam MacKenzie hauled the Purple Robes back into the contest from a penalty corner shortly before half-time.

Rowsell completed his hat-trick from a penalty corner in the 42nd minute, before slotting home from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute.

Andrew Dane pulled another goal back for Inverleith four minutes from time, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Edinburgh side finishing the league campaign in sixth position.

Edinburgh University rounded off the league campaign in style, defeating PSL Team Clydesdale 5-0.

First half field goals came from Aedan McCrossan and Robbie Greenhalse, while Tom Barton, Tom Kemsley and McCrossan again all scored within five minutes of the re-start to give the student a comprehensive win.

Scottish Hockey Union media release

Clydesdale Western upset Grove Menzieshill to win league title

Milne Craig Clydesdale Western were crowned champions of Aberdeen Asset Management Women’s National League Division 1 after a dramatic 4-3 win over Grove Menzieshill in today’s Grand Final at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre.

Scotland captain Linda Clement opened the scoring for Grove Menzieshill inside the first minute, dispatching from close range to make it 1-0.

The veteran midfielder made it 2-0 in the 16th minute, this time finding space inside the circle to fire the ball down the centre of the goal.

However, Scotland striker Holly Cram pulled Clydesdale Western back into match ten minutes before half-time, finishing off from close range.

Right on the half-time hooter, the Titwood outfit were back on parity after Anna Mae Morton found an equaliser to make all square at 2-2.

Ten minutes into the second half, the defending champions were back in front, Ali Bell feeding Ailsa Wyllie inside the circle for the Scotland international to deflect the ball home to make it 3-2.

Sixty second later, Clydesdale Western were awarded a penalty corner and Cat Ralph stepped up to fire the ball home for yet another equaliser.

The winning goal came eight minutes from time, with Mae-Morton firing past Cath Rae to clinch the title for the Titwood team.

Hillhead Ladies will place in the top division next season after a 2-0 win over rivals AAM Merlins Gordonians.

After a tense, goalless first half, the Division 2 champions went ahead in the 44th minute following Wendy Andrews strike from the penalty corner.

Andrews then wrapped up promotion for the Glasgow side, rattling home another penalty corner right on the full-time hooter to finish the match as 2-0 winners.

GHK consolidated their place in Division 1 with a dominant 4-0 win over Grange EL.

Two goals from Sarah Jonstone inside the first twenty minutes put the Glasgow outfit 2-0 up, before penalty corner strikes from Jenny Morris and Kirsty O’Donnell just before half-time closed out the contest.

Elsewhere, Watsonians finished up in 5th place after a convincing 3-0 win over Glynhill Kelburne.

Cathryn Pollock gave the capital side the lead in the 10th minute before Kirsty Hill doubled their lead six minutes later from a penalty corner to make it 2-0.

A second half devoid of goals ensued, but Lucy Ramsey finally broke the deadlock, netting the third Watsonians goal in the 65th minute.

CALA Edinburgh finished seventh after a 3-2 win on running penalties against Western Wildcats.

Two goals from Kareena Marshall plus strikes from Rachel Houghton and Alex Stuart gave Wildcats their four goals, while Amber McNeill, Millie Brown, Charlotte Bascombe and Kerry-Anne Hastings got the goals for CALA Edinburgh.

Scottish Hockey Union media release

Kisumu Simba strike but Kenya Police claim league title


Kisumu Simba’s Stoel Jeroan (left) challenges Green Sharks’ Johnstone Mulindi for the ball.[PHOTO:JENNIPHER WACHIE]

Kisumu Simba trounced Greensharks 2-1 in a match played yesterday at City Park hockey stadium in Nairobi.

However their victory was not good enough to earn them the title as they tied on points with winners Kenya Police who had a superior goal difference.

Kisumu head Coach Cliffe Okello told FeverPitch that the eight goals was a tall order for the team and made his players panic before the game.

“We were expected to score eight goals in order to win, that was not an easy task for us, my players panicked before the game,” he said.

Okello was however,  pleased with his team’s performance this season saying they achieved their objective.

“Our goal was to play in the club championships and we managed to secure the slot. We now shift our focus to preparations for a comeback on the continental scene,” he added.

Dennis Owoka opened the scores for Kisumu in the 13th minute scoring a fantastic field goal after running rings in the circle. Sharks, determined to make amends for their loss last season, composed themselves stopping their opponents from breaking through their defence.

The second half saw a balanced match with both teams attacking. Frank Wanangwe added to his goal tally in the 48th minute through a field goal after Sharks goalkeeper Linus Sang failed to clear from danger zone.

Sharks captain Samuel Mucheke pulled one back in the 54th minute reviving their hopes of salvaging a draw.

The match gained momentum with both sides threatening to score. Sharks goalkeeper was called to action several times but managed to protect his team’s lead as he made super saves.

On Saturday, Kisumu edged out Kenya Police 1-0 to end their unbeaten run. Wanagwe scored a controversial 52nd goal that was disputed by Police but was awarded by the umpire Lusiro Gona, a former Kisumu Simba player.  Wanangwe scored from a high ball that is considered dangerous.

The Standard Online

Selangor stun KL to grab title

By Fadhli Ishak

Selangor celebrate their first ever Milo-MHC National Under-16 title at Kangar Stadium yesterday. Pic by Eizairi Shamsudin

SELANGOR upset the odds to deny heavy favourites Kuala Lumpur a sixth win when they clinched their first ever Milo-MHC National Under-16 tournament title with a 2-1 victory in Perlis yesterday.

Selangor opened accounts in the 28th minute at the Kangar Stadium through a Umar Hakim Ahmad Robangi field goal and then stretched their lead with what turned out to be the winning goal when Muhammad Nurasyraf Rosli netted a penalty corner seven minutes later.

An under-pressure KL mounted a fightback but a solitary effort from Kavinash Panicker in the 38th minute was all they could muster.

Selangor team manager Zaidi Zakariya said it was a well deserved win for his boys who had only trained for only three days before the competition.

"We went into the final as underdogs but the boys' fighting spirit, understanding and discipline won us the title," said Zaidi.

"Our strategy was to play a tight game and deny KL any chances and it had worked. We were under pressure as they attacked in the second half but the boys held steady.

"It is a great achievement for us as we had lacked a suitable ground for training and ended up preparing for only three days at SMK Pengkalan Permatang in Kuala Selangor."

KL coach K. Embaraj said poor defending in the first-half had cost them the title.

"I think the boys were a little overcome by the occasion today and did not handle the pressure well. We have a lot of Form Three (15 year olds) boys and it was a first for them," said Embaraj.

"We committed two soft errors in the first-half and they (Selangor) fully capitalised.

"Playing catch-up is never easy and the more we chased the more mistakes we made.

"Learning to stay calm and handle pressure is something we need to improve on."

Defending champions Perak, who lost 2-1 to KL in the semi-finals, finished third after they drubbed Penang 8-0 in the third-place playoff match.

The Penang girls had successfully defended their title on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Negri Sembilan in the decider.

Results -- Boys' final: Selangor 2 Kuala Lumpur 1; 3rd-4th: Perak 8 Penang 0.

New Straits Times

Selangor chalk up sweet first Under-16 victory

By Ashreena Pillai

The Selangor team rejoice after beating KL in the MHC-Milo National Under-16 championship.
PETALING JAYA: First time’s the charm as Selangor chalked up a straight-forward 2-1 win over Kuala Lumpur to lift their first-ever MHC-Milo National Under-16 hockey title.

Both teams went into the final looking to stamp their mark at the Kangar Hockey Stadium in Perlis.

Selangor drew first blood when Umar Hakim Ahmad Robangi fired home a field goal in the 28th minute. They made it 2-0 when of Muhammad Nurasyraf scored off a penalty corner in the extra minutes of the first-half.

But KL were not ready to go down without a fight and Kavinash Panicker reduced the deficit with a field goal in the 38th minute.

Selangor, however, hung on for victory.

“It was a great match, very close. But I’m so proud of my boys. They put up a spirited display. They listened to our instructions and absorbed the pressure. Cooler heads ... that’s what got us the victory today,” said Selangor coach Wan Samsuri Wan Hassan.

Despite the loss, KL coach K. Embaraj preferred to look on the brighter side, praising his boys for “learning to play hockey”.

“We have seven boys who are under-15 ... at this age, the boys have to learn to play under pressure. And today (yesterday) was that match,” said Embaraj.

“The pressure effected our play, and they found it hard having to play under pressure and execute skills. But I’m still proud of the boys.”

The Star of Malaysia

Pawan helps SAI beat Hockey Maharashtra 7-3

CHENNAI: Pawan Rajbhar struck four goals to help Sports Authority of India beat Maharashtra 7-3 on the second day of the 4th Hockey India Junior Men's National Championship (Division A) on Sunday.

Pawan found the target in the 34th, 42nd, 52nd and 65th minute through field efforts while Saurabh Kumar and Sandeep Singh scored one goal each in 45th and 69th minute respectively in the pool D match.

For Hockey Maharashtra, Mithlesh Kumar converted a penalty stroke early in the second session before Sumit Kumar scored twice in the 59th and 63rd minute.

In pool B, Hockey Odisha thrashed Karnataka 5-0 while Himachal Pradesh defeated Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd 3-2. Hockey Bhopal and Chhattisgarh played out a 3-3 draw in pool D.

The Times of India

Easy win for Odisha

Odisha, finalist in all the three previous editions, started its campaign with a 5-0 victory over Karnataka in a Pool B match of the Hockey India-fourth junior men’s National championship at the Mayor Radhakrishnan stadium here on Sunday.

Playing with four forwards, Odisha held the upper hand throughout and raided the opposite citadel at will. Sunil Ekka opened the account in the 10th minute with a neat strike off a penalty corner. Dipsan Tirkey made it 2-0 with a fine backhander off another penalty corner seven minutes later.

Karnataka seldom used the flanks unlike its opponent to make inroads. Its forwardline and the midfield weren’t up to the mark and as a result, the team could hardly make an impact.

A fine piece of work from centre-half Kumjan Topno, who dodged past two defenders and passed the ball to forward Teophil Kujur, who in turn tapped it home a minute before half-time, turned out to be the best set-piece of the contest.

The second half didn’t see any difference except that Odisha displayed equal vigour and alacrity to score. Karnataka, on the other hand, was bereft of ideas for the most part barring a shot or two at the target.

Felix Baa’s twin strikes in the space of seven minutes (51st & 58th) — a field goal and a penalty stroke — gave Odisha an unassailable lead.

The results: Pool B: Odisha 5 (Felix Baa 2, Sunil Ekka, Dispan Tirkey, Teophil Kujur) bt Karnataka 0; HP 3 (Amandeep Singh, Abhishek Raghuvanshi, Abhishek) bt Mumbai 2 (Vinay Valmiki, Venkatesh Devkar).

Pool D: Bhopal 3 (Amit Rajbhar, Nadeemuddin, Amir Ur Rehman) drew with Chhattisgarh 3 (Wasiullah Khan, Raja Khan, Kushal Yadav); SAI 7 (Navdeep Singh, Pawan Rajvhar 4, Saurabh Kumar, Sandeep Kumar) bt Maharashtra 3 (Mithilesh Kumar, Sumit Kumar 2).

The Hindu

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