Bhubaneswar: Odisha girls emerged champions in the Regu event of the 21st National Sub-Junior Sepak Takraw Championship, which concluded at the KIIT premises here Sunday. Manipur finished runners-up while Bihar secured the third position.
In the boys’ doubles event Odisha finished second behind Manipur. Haryana stood third. In the girls’ doubles Odisha had to be content with the third place finish. Nagaland clinched the title, while Haryana finished runners-up.
Earlier Odisha boys and girls had emerged champions in the boys’ and girls’ team events. State sports minister Chandra Sarathi Behera and KIIT founder and Rajya Sabha member Achyuta Samanta joined as the guests and distributed prizes.
Bowlers reign supreme
Rabinandan Sahoo (6/16) wrecked havoc as Jagatsinghpur pulled out a narrow three-run victory over Kalahandi in a low-scoring encounter of the U-16 Inter-District cricket tournament here at the BOSE Ground in Cuttack, Sunday.
Chasing 62 runs for victory, the Kalahandi batsmen dished out a pathetic batting display to be bowled out for 58 runs in 14.3 overs.
Earlier, Jagatsinghpur too had a batting debacle as Anuj Patnaik (7/24) ripped their batting line-up apart to bowl them out for 61 in 19.5 overs.
Brief scores: Jagatsinghpur 61 (Anuj Patnaik 7/24) bt Kalahandi 58 all out in 14.3 overs (Rabinandan Sahoo 6/16) by runs.
(At Sunshine Ground): Phulbani 55 (Dola Govinda Parida 4/18) lost to Puri 57/4 in 10 overs (Smruti Prakash Swain 25) by six wickets.
(At Ravenshaw Ground): Paradip 62 (Subit Sriram Sethi 3/15, Abhishek Mahanta 3/1) bt Mayurbhanj 55 all out in 13.5 overs (Subham Sethi 5/13, Mandal Soren 4/11) by seven runs.
(At Bidanasi Ground): Dhenkanal 186/7 (Diptanshu Priyadarshan 47; Manas Panigrahi 2/26) bt Gajapati 75 all out in 19.3 overs (Madhusudan Sahoo 6/29) by 111 runs.