BSNL win thriller
BSNL, on account of their two points from this match, have 11 points from four matches while ASC, who earned a point for stretching the game to the fifth set, have eight points from four games.
Sunil and Jithu Thomas turned on the heat with their power-packed smashes that propelled ASC to a 12-4 lead.
ASC held the upper hand throughout and eventually bagged the set 25-17.
In the second set, BSNL got their act together with Ravi Kumar and Anup D’Costa combining well to cause problems for ASC as BSNL went ahead 16-11. before claiming the set 25-19.
In the third set, tt was BSNL, however, who raced to a 10-3 lead before ASC clawed their way back to level scores at 17-17. C K Swamy and Arun A V produced some fine smashes as the Army-outfit took the set 25-20.
Sujith and D’Costa were in sizzling form garnering point-winning smashes for BSNL as they built a six-point lead at 18-12. Thomas pulled back a few points for ASC but BSNL ran away with the set 25-19 to take the match to the decider.
BSNL raced to a 4-0 lead and held off ASC’s challenge in the closing stages to close out the set and match 15-13.
Results: BSNL bt ASC 17-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13; MEG bt DYSS 25-21, 25-23, 29-27; LIC bt KSP 25-20, 30-28, 19-25, 25-13.