Sanny hits Puducherry for a six


Sanny struck twice in the first half before netting the other four upon resumption, including two in the final moments of play, as Manipur thoroughly outplayed Puducherry in a cluster VI match for the Dr BC Roy Trophy at the University of Agriculture Science College ground.

Sanny opened the scoring a minute after the half-hour mark and doubled the lead in the 44th minute.

Six minutes past the hour, Sanny completed his hat-trick before making it 4-0 in the 83rd minute.

Faced with an embarrassing defeat, Puducherry tried their best to limit the damage, but Sanny scored in the final minute of regulation time and again in stoppage time to held his side pull off a commanding victory.

Results: Cluster IV: Delhi: 1 (Sanil Nakija 77th) drew Tamil Nadu: 1 (AS Karthik 16th); Assam: 4 (Kamaldas 28th, 46th, Paniram 38th, Lakhyajit Konwar 82nd) bt Chattisgarh: 0.

Cluster V: Manipur: 1 (M Sundhir Ranjan 51st) bt Uttarakhand: 0.
Cluster VI: Uttar Pradesh: 6 (Sanny Prakash Singh 31st, 44th, 66th, 83rd, 90th, 91st) bt Puducherry: 0; Mizoram: 4 (Lal Lunmawia 2nd, 15th, Dens Hmingthansa 26th, 49th) bt Madhya Pradesh: 1 (Abhishek Yadav 73rd).

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