Our Sports ReporterGuwahati: The CBSE Cluster-1 (East Zone) Under 17 & 19 Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament 2018-19, kicked off today at Miles Bronson Residential School (MBRS), Borjhar.The inauguration ceremony of the tournament was graced by P. I. Sabu, Regional Director, CBSE, Guwahati as the Chief Guest.A total of 30 CBSE schools encompassing the NE, including the host MBRS have participated in the tournament out of which 19 are U-19 boys and 12 are U-19 girls teams. However in U-17 Boys and Girls categories, there are 15 and 13 teams respectively.Dr. N. K. Dutta, the Founder and Principal of the host school MBRS, extended a warm welcome to all the participating CBSE schools encompassing the entire NE region to MBRS.The Chief Guest P. I. Sabu, Regional Director, CBSE, Guwahati in his address extended greetings and good-luck to all the participants and made a clarion call to all to maintain a congenial atmosphere throughout the tournament and to build a splendid camaraderie to fulfil the real cause of organizing this Cluster matches. Sabu also declared the opening of the tournament.
RAJKOT, India (AP):Teenager Haseeb Hameed hit his maiden Test fifty yesterday as the first Test between India and England in Rajkot appeared to be heading for a draw.The 19-year-old Hameed smashed five fours and his first Test six to reach 62 not out with England at 114-0 in their second innings at stumps on day four. Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 46.England have a 163-run lead after earlier dismissing India for 488, offering the tourists a slim chance of victory if they try to score quickly today.Hameed is the third youngest English batsman to hit a Test fifty. It was the first half-century by an English teenager since Dennis Compton in 1937.”He has worked hard in the nets and is a great talent. He has a good head on his shoulders and he showed that today,” teammate Adil Rashid said. “Hopefully he can carry on tomorrow.”Ravindra Jadeja (0-33) shared the new ball with Mohammed Shami (0-12), but the ploy didn’t work. Ravichandran Ashwin (0-32) had a leg – before – wicket shout reviewed against Hameed.Earlier, helped by Rashid’s 4-114, England got a first-innings lead of 49 runs. After lunch, Moeen Ali (2-85) and Rashid took two wickets each to wrap up the Indian lower order.caught behindRashid dismissed Wriddhiman Saha, caught behind for 35 runs, and Ravindra Jadeja (12), who was caught at short leg. Saha put on 64 runs for the seventh wicket with Ashwin.This was the crucial partnership of the day, as it allowed India to eat up some time after they had saved the follow on.Ashwin completed his seventh Test half-century off 111 balls, and put on 29 runs for the 10th wicket with Shami, who was dropped by Cook off Stuart Broad (1-78).India wobbled in the morning after starting from its overnight 319-4. They lost Ajinkya Rahane (13) and Virat Kohli (40) in the space of 17 balls.Rahane was bowled off Zafar Ansari (2-77), while Kohli stepped on to his stumps pulling Rashid, and was out hit wicket.