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Posted at: Feb 10, 2019, 7:23 AM; last updated: Feb 10, 2019, 7:23 AM (IST)BRIEFLY

Indian girls clinch four medals in Bahrain Open TT

New Delhi
India’s young paddlers stole the limelight in the Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open, clinching a rich haul of four medals — a gold, two silver and a bronze. All the three Indian teams in the fray in the cadet girls’ team category entered the semifinals. Yashaswini Ghorpade and Kavya Sree Baskar beat Egypt’s Farida Badawy and Hana Goda 3-2. Suhana Saini and Anargya Manjunath beat compatriots Radhika Sakpal and Hardee Patel 3-0. In the final, Suhana and Anargya beat Yashaswini and Kavya 3-0 to clinch title. 

Gwalior
Punjab to play Railways in hockey Nationals final
Defending champions Punjab defeated Punjab and Sind Bank 2-0 to set up the title clash against Railways in the senior men’s hockey National Championship (Division A) here. Railways got the better of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board 5-4 in the shootout.   

Gros-Islet (Saint Lucia)
Windies’ Paul gives England early setback
England were 114/4 at tea after being put in to bat by the West Indies on the first day of the third and final Test at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia. West Indies hold a 2-0 lead in the series following victories by 381 runs in Barbados and by 10 wickets in Antigua. 

Brief Scores: England: 114/4 in 50 overs (J Burns 29; K Paul 2/21, A Joseph 1/23); West Indies

Dhaka
Bangladesh’s Shakib ruled out of New Zealand ODIs 
Bangladesh suffered a fresh injury blow ahead of next week’s ODI series against New Zealand after all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out with a finger fracture. Shakib sustained the injury to his left ring finger while batting in the final of the Bangladesh Premier League on Friday. Pacer Taskin Ahmed was earlier ruled out for the entire series with a torn ligament. The three-match ODI series starts in Napier on February 13.

Perth
Coulter-Nile suffers vertigo bout during BBL game
Nathan Coulter-Nile, who was picked this week for Australia’s ODI and T20I tour of India, was taken to hospital after a bout of vertigo during a Big Bash League game. Perth Scorchers fast bowler had delivered the fifth ball of his final over against Adelaide Strikers when he signalled that all was not well. After consulting with Perth captain Mitchell Marsh, he bowled the sixth ball, which was hit for a six, before sinking to his haunches and sitting on the ground. Scorchers physio Chris Quinnell said Coulter-Nile had suffered a “bad bout of vertigo”. 

Indore
Advani enters finals of snooker Nationals
Pankaj Advani stormed into the final of the senior snooker Nationals with a 5-2 win over Kamal Chawla of Railways. In the final, Advani, vying for his 31st national title, will take on Laxman Rawat, who ousted Aditya Mehta 5-2.

Kochi
Calicut beat Kochi 5-0 in Pro Volleyball League
Skipper Jerome Vinith guided Calicut Heroes to a 5-0 win over Kochi Blue Spikers in the Pro Volleyball League. Calicut registered a bonus point after beating Kochi 15-11 15-9 15-14 15-13 15-10. — Agencies

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