SWR edge out fighting CIL

SWR edge out fighting CIL


With Indian players Somanath and Imtyaz in their ranks, SWR held the upper hand but CIL’s Panindra and Jagadish gave away nothing in the hard-fought match under windy conditions.

Skipper Somanath and Christy looked in fine nick as helped their side to an early 8-2 lead in the first set. CIL narrowed down the deficit to 11-15 but spurred by a string of powerful smashes from Imtyaz, SWR clinched the first set.
The Jagadish-Panindra spiker duo dominated the frontline with smashes and delicate drops to help CIL to a 20-11 lead in the second set. Despite levelling the scores at 21-21, SWR could not retain their momentum as CIL took the second set.
In the third set, SWR jumped to a 11-3 lead but Jagadish helped tie the scores at 21-21, before SWR went on to take the set. Somanath and Christy took complete control in the fourth set to power SWR to their fourth consecutive win.
Other results: Men: MEG bt SAI 25-22, 25-21, 25-14; Jindal bt HMT 25-23, 25-20, 25-22; KSP bt Jindal 25-21, 32-30, 25-23.
Women: KSP bt Spikers 25-7, 25-10, 25-10; Spikers bt Vidyanagar School 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 14-25, 15-8.