CRICKET - Cooch Behar Trophy

Haryana beat Mumbai on the basis of the first-innings lead to emerge as the champion in the Cooch Behar Trophy at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Tuesday.

Haryana posted 437 in its first innings. In reply, Mumbai scored 303.

Haryana was 211 for five when both sides agreed for the draw. This was Haryana's second title after 2002-03.

- Y. B. Sarangi

CHESS - Chessables Sunway Int'l

K. Sasikiran defeated Ukraine’s Oleg Romanishin and joined team-mate D. Gukesh and three others in the lead at 3.5 points after four rounds of the Chessables Sunway International chess tournament in Punta Prima, Spain, on Monday.

On the top board, Gukesh drew with top seed Latasa Jaime Santos (Spain) to reach 3.5 points. Armenia’s Haik Martirosyan and Spain’s Ruiz Miguel Santos are the other leaders.

Soham Das, the third Indian in the fray, defeated Jacques Bernard (France) to raise his tally to 2.5 points.

- Rakesh Rao

TENNIS - Ramkumar beats Fernando Verdasco

Ramkumar Ramanathan got past former world No.7 and seventh seed, Fernando Verdasco, in the first round of the € 90,280 Challenger tennis tournament in France on Tuesday.

Ramkumar led 6-4, 1-0 against the 108th ranked Verdasco when the Spaniard retired.

In the ITF women’s event in Nottingham, Rutuja Bhosale lost from the brink of victory as qualifier Gabriela Andrea Knutson of the Czech Republic prevailed 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-4.

- Kamesh Srinivasan