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Sachin Vijay slam ton

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6 Sport                                                                                           THE ECHO OF INDIA                                                                          RNI No: ANDENG/2007/22372
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PORT BLAIR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tuesday October 12, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  




                                                                                                  Tejaswini, Meena
                                                                                                  miss gold by one
                                                                                                  point, get bronze
                                                                                                                                    Sachin,Vijay slam ton
                                                                                                                                                           India end day 3 at 435/5
                                                                                                        NEW DELHI: India

AUS 62 39 38 139 IND 30 23 28 81                                    ENG 26 46 34 106
                                                                                                        shooters Tejaswini
                                                                                                        Sawant and Meena
                                                                                                        Kumari missed the gold
                                                                                                                                                   T
                                                                                                  by one point in the women‘s       BANGALORE: It was an eventful day
                                                                                                  50 metres rifle prone and         for India as mammoth 308-run part-
                                                                                                  had to be content with a          nership between Sachin Tendulkar
                                                                                                  bronze medal at the Com-          and Murali Vijay helped India post
                                                                                                  monwealth Games at the            435/5 at the end of the third day of
                                                                                                  Karni Singh Shooting Range
                                                                                                                                    the second Test against Australia here
                                                                                                  here Monday. The gold went
                                                                                                  to Scotland‘s Jen McIntosh        at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on
                                                                                                  (591) and Kay Copland             Monday. Sac hin displayed tremen-
                                                                                                  (578)while English girls          dous grit throughout the day as he re-
                                                                                                  Michelle Smith (590) and          mained unbeaten at 191, with skipper
                                                                                                  Sharon Lee (579) got the sil-     Mahendra Singh Dhoni coming to his
                                                                                                  ver. Both England and Scot-       aide towards the end. Resuming the
                                                                                                  land were tied at 1,169           game from their overnight score of
                                                                                                  points, but England won the       128/2, Sachin wasted no time as
                                                                                                  gold on the basis of 60 per-      boundaries started flowing from his
                                                                                                  fect 10s while Scotland had       bat the moment he stepped onto the
                                                                                                  52 perfect 10s. Tejaswini, a
                                                                                                                                    field. Together Sachin and Murali
                                                                                                  world champion in 50 metres
                                                                                                  prone, shot 583 while Meena       played an innings of a lifetime and
   Bronze winners India's Meena Kumari, left, and Tejaswani Sawant pose with                      585 as India finished with        frustrated the Australian bowlers to
   medals they won in the women's shooting pairs 50m rifle prone event during the                 1,168 points.                     the limit. Together Sachin and Murali
    Commonwealth Games at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.
                                   .                                                                                                gave India the much needed stability
                                                                                                      Indian boxers                 in the first two-sessions, especially af-
                                                                                                                                    ter they lost Virender Sehwag (30) and
         Harpreet, Vijay win gold                                                                   settle for 3 bronze
                                                                                                  NEW DELHI: India’s hopes
                                                                                                                                    Rahul Dravid (1) earlier on the second
                                                                                                                                    day. The partnership would have been

          and silver in shooting
NEW DELHI: Indian shooters continued to         Giustiniano, England’s Michael Gault, Sin-
                                                                                                  of winning a bagful of gold
                                                                                                  medals in boxing at the Com-
                                                                                                  monwealth Games suffered
                                                                                                                                    long broken in the first session had
                                                                                                                                    Murali not been that lucky. He almost
                                                                                                                                    threw up his wicket in a desperate at-
                                                                                                  a setback as their three pugil-   tempt to grab a single, but misfielding
call the shots in the Commonwealth Games        gapore’s Meng Lip Poh and Vijay - were tied       ists lost semifinal bouts to      by Nathan Hauritz saved him the run-
as they clinched one gold medal, one silver     for second spot at 574 points. Vijay scored 49    settle for bronze at the          out.
and a bronze with Harpreet Singh winning        out of a possible 50 in the shoot-off, just one   Talkatora Stadium on Mon-             The life-line proved costly for the
the yellow metal in 25-metre centrefire pis-    point better than bronze medallist Poh.           day. Commonwealth Cham-
tol singles at the Karni Singh Range here on    Shir ur scored 495.4 while Yadav totalled                                           Aussies as both, Sachin and Murali,
                                                                                                  pionships gold medallist
Sunday. In a one-two finish for the hosts,      495.1, to finish behind gold medallist Jas-                                         later went on to add a lot of weight to
                                                                                                  Amandeep Singh (49kg),
Harpreet and Vijay Kumar clinched the           mine Wei Xiang Ser of Singapore (501.7).                                            their team’s score. Boundaries being
                                                                                                  Asian silver-medallist Jai
                                                                                                                                    a regular feature in his batting, Sachin
                                                                                                                                                                                                M VIJAY HUGS SACHIN TENDULKAR
gold and silver medals respectively in the      Malaysia’s Ayuni Nur Halim bag ged the            Bhagwan (60kg) and nine-                                                                            Both put on 308 for the third wicket.
25-metre range, thus continuing their           bronze after scoring 497.5 while Nur Suryani      time national champion            smashed two consecutive sixes off
medal-winning spree in the Games.               (496.9) had to be content with a bronze. Jas-     Dilbag Singh (69kg) had to        Nathan Hauritz’s delivery to claim his      needed wicket for his team. Neverthe-       culean feat of 14,000 runs on Sunday
Manavjit Singh Sandhu then capped off the       mine, in the process, bettered the previous       be content with bronze med-       49th century in style. His hundred          less, it was a dream innings for Murali     and slamming his 49th centur y, the
day by managing a bronze in men’s singles       Games record of 500.8 held by India’s Anjali      als after losing their semifi-    came in just 157 balls, soon after          who claimed his first Test century          Master Blaster went on to claim the
trap, finishing ahead of Australia’s Adam       Bhahwat.                                          nal bouts. Amandeep lost 0-       which, India went for lunch at 224/2.       ever, which came with the help of 14        record of most number of 150+ runs in
Vella in the tie-shoot.                             The Indian had achieved the feat during       5 to Olympic bronze medal-        The post lunch session saw Murali’s         boundaries and a couple of sixes.           Tests. With his 150+ score here at
     England’s Aaron Heading (147) won the      the Manchester Games in 2002. "This is very,      list and European champion        strong determination to reach to his        Murali’s departure led to all eye-balls     Bangalore, Sachin is placed at the top
gold, while two-time Olympic champion           very rare," said Thomas referring to the con-     Paddy Barnes of Northern          maiden Test hundred. His journey            focusing on Cheteshwar Pujara who           with 20 of them now. After Pujar a’s
and master trap shooter Michael Diamond         fusion. Giustiniano, who had won gold in          Ireland, Jai went down 5-10       was, however, slower than Sachin’s as       came down to play his debut Test            very short stay on the crease, Raina
(146) bagg ed the silver. Ther e was, how-      Victoria and Kuala Lumpur Games in 1994           to European Championship          he touched the 100-run mark after 234       match alongside Tendulkar. But dis-         came down to help Sachin in his feat to
ever, disappointment for women shooters         and 1998 , respectively, is officially the most   silver winner Thomas              balls. But thanks to the steady partner-    appointing as it was, Pujara had a very     help India close in the gap between
Suma Shirur and Kavitha Yadav as they           experienced shooter in the the Australian         Stalker of England and
                                                contingent. "I feel it's unbelievable and un-                                       ship, India crossed the 300-run mark        short life on the pitch. This time again,   their and Australia’s first innings total
failed to finish among the top three in 10m                                                       Dilbag was beaten 4-5 in a
air rifle singles. They had won bronze in the   fortunate. But I think something was wrong                                          with much ease, thus, dominating the        it was Johnson who played the spoil-        of 478. But he too did not last long and
                                                                                                  thrilling contest against
pairs event on Saturday. Harpreet shot 580      in my mind that failed me today," an upset                                          first two sessions and going for tea at     sport and caught Pujara plumb in            g ave up his wicket 32 r uns. Finally,
                                                                                                  Northern Ireland’s Patrick
(288 in precision and 292 in rapid stage) to    Giustiniano said. Indian shooters now lead        Gallagher. Amandeep was           314/2. Some success came Australia’s        front of the wickets on the third ball      with Dhoni’s help, Sachin went on to
clinch his second gold of the Games, the        the table with 13 gold, eight silver and 3        the first to take the ring for    way only in the last session when           of his stay for mere 4 runs, which          close the day’s play with India’s score-
first coming in the pairs event in which he     bronze. England are close second with four        India on Monday and he just       Mitchell Johnson successfully broke         were earned through a boundary.             card reading 435/5. As India trail by 43
partnered Vijay. Vijay bagged the silver af-    gold and equal number of silver and bronze.       could not break Barnes’ shell     the ever-growing Sachin-Murali part-        Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar contin-         runs, Sachin will look forward to claim
ter prevailing in a shoot-off in which four     Australia have three gold, two gold and two       guard despite his best efforts.   nership and got the latter caught by        ued to reach one milestone after an-        a double-ton when the game enters the
shooters - Austr alia’s Michelangelo            bronze.                                           (Agency)                          Tim Paine, thus, grabbing a much            other, as after achieving the Her-          fourth day on Tuesday.




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