CAG edge Punjab, storm into semis

Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) defeated last year runners-up Punjab 3-1 to enter the semifinals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championship at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here on Wednesday.

Railways shineTitle favourites Railways rolled over hapless Uttar Pradesh 20-0 in a Pool C match of the Senior National Women’s hockey championship (Division A) at Bhopal on Wednesday.Vandana Katariya hammered in six goals, Deepika pumped in four, Rani a treble, Jasjeet Kaur a brace while Anupa Barla, TH Chanchan, Poonam Rani and Soundriya scored one each as Railways coasted to a crushing victory without breaking much sweat.

Results: Men: Pool A: Air India Sports Promotion Board: 7 (Shivener Singh 11th, 29th, 45th, Birender Lakra 24th, Sameer Dad 26th, Gaganpreet Singh 33rd, Girish Pimpale 43th bt Association of Indian Universities: 2 (Gurjinder Singh 4th Gagandeep Singh 8th). Pool B: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy: 3 (Vikas Chaudhary 38th, 41st, 51st bt Manipur 2 (Laiba Singh 21st, Heera Singh K 29th).

Comptroller & Auditor General: 3 (Darshan DS 42nd, 63rd, Sarvjeet Singh 69th) bt Punjab: 1 (Parvinder Singh 32nd).

Women: Pool A: Odisha: 12 (Lilima Minz 4th, 27th, 68th, Nilprojita Majhi 12th, 54th, Zeera Ekka 15th, Elin Lakra 21st, 36th, 58th, Dipti Lakra 25th, Seema Lakra 29th, Amubi Devi Ningombam 69th) bt Chhattisgarh: 1 (Balvinder 46th); Haryana: 2 (Bharti 15th, Ritu Rani 64th) bt Madhya Pradesh: 1 (Shyama Tidgam 48).

Pool B: Railways: 20 (Anupa Barla 1st, Vandana Katariya 8th, 23rd, 25th, 51st, 59th, 67th, Deepika 28th, 55th, 60th, 70th, Rani 37th, 42nd, 47th, Jasjeet Kaur 9th, 64th, Amandeep Kaur 15th, TH Chanchan 21st, Poonam Rani 41st, Soundriya Y 62nd) bt Uttar Pradesh: 0.

Pool C: Bhopal: 14 (Rashmi Singh 1st, 32nd, 43rd, 64th, Jameela Bano 2nd, 33rd, Ritusha Arya 3rd, 34th, 37th, 62nd, S Ranjika 26th, 39th, 55th, Reena Katariya 63rd) bt Mumbai: 1 (Bhagyashree Agarwal 18th); Jharkhand: 6 (Poonam Barla 14th, 21st, Binita Xess 31st, 56th, Anima Minz 37th, Lorencia Kerketta 69th) bt Sports Authority of India: 0.Pool D: Maharashtra: 7 (Vivenda D’Costa 23rd, 35th, 56th, 70th, Rukhsar Shaikh 30th, Payal Chumbale 47th, Pratibha Sawant 62nd) bt Kerala: 0.

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