Srinivasan (14) of TN trying to score over the Indian Army players. Photo Courtesy: Tournament Organisers Tamilnadu lost to Indian Army Delhi. (64-70)

Srinivasan (14) of TN trying to score over the Indian Army players. Photo Courtesy: Tournament Organisers Tamilnadu lost to Indian Army Delhi. (64-70)

In what is turning into a tournament of upsets, after Central Excise men beat fancied IOB Chennai on the inaugural day, the Eastern Railway women’s team delivered a massive blow to the highly rated South Eastern Central Railway.

Eastern Railway, consisting of junior players from West Bengal, beat South Eastern Central Railway, the runners-up from the All India Tournament at Coimbatore last week. Madhukumari’s 21 points and Sidha Mani’s 19 carried Eastern to a dominant 86-65 win.

In other matches, Tamil Nadu team lost their first match of the tournament against Indian Army Delhi after leading by two points at half time (36-34). Indian Air Force, Delhi and ONGC, Dehradun got off to winning starts against Punjab and Vijaya Bank, respectively.

Results of Matches played on 18/08/13

  1.  Indian Army 70 (Nixon 13, Gopal Ram 11) bt Tamil Nadu 64 (Ramkumar 15, Vinod 15) HT 36-34
  2. Eastern Railway 86 (Madhukumari 21, Sidha Mani 19) bt South Eastern Central Railway 65 (Pushpa 12, Deepa 10).  HT 48-35
  3. Indian Air Force, Delhi 90 (Shivraj 18, Joginder 17, Bhardwaj 10) bt Punjab State (Gurkirpal Dhillon 21, Rajbir Singh 15, Ranbir Singh 10).  HT 51-46

Result of Last Match played on 17/8/13

  1.  ONGC, Dehradun 71 (Shabeer Ahamed 19, Amrit Pal Singh 13) bt Vijaya Bank, Bangalore 57 (Anil Kumar 21, Sanjay Raj 12) HT 39-31.

Scheduled Matches for Monday, 19/8/13

2:45 pm Punjab State v. Central Excise & Customs, Kochi (Men)

4:00 pm IOB, Chennai v. Indian Air Force, Delhi (Men)

5:15 pm Indian Army, Delhi v. Vijaya Bank, Bangalore (Men)

6:30 pm Western Railway v. South East Central Railway (Women)

7:45 pm ONGC, Dehradun v. Tamil Nadu (Men)

Republished with permission from sportskeeda.com. The original post can be found here

Gopalakrishnan R
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