Punjab face Haryana in Narang Cup badminton final

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Jalandhar, Sep 29 (UNI) Hosts Punjab will lock horns with Haryana for the Narang Cup (boys) in the North Zone Interstate Badminton Championships being played at the Raizada Hansraj Stadium here.

In the sem-final matches, Haryana and Punjab recorded an identical 2-0 wins over their respective rivals. Punjab defeated Himachal Pradesh and Haryana accounted for Delhi.

Love Kumar gave a winning start to Punjab as he defeated Nipunn 21-9, 21-9. The Punjab pair of Anand and Bob Sharma beat Ashish and Anuj 21-18, 21-18 in the doubles to clinch final berth.

Haryana gained 1-0 lead against Delhi as Ravi got the better of Kaustav Das 21-15,21-17. In doubles Haryana duo of Akshit and Gaurav edged out Parteek and Puneet 21-8, 21-15.

Delhi will meet Haryana in the final of Shafi Qureshi Cup for girls. In the semi-finals, Delhi beat Jammu and Kashmir 2-0 and Haryana prevailed over Himachal 2-1.

Results: Chadha Cup (Women): Punjab bt Jammu&Kashmir 2-0 (Damanpreet Kaur bt Vandana 21-18,21-17, Staffi and Damanpreet bt Akanksha and Prabhjot 21-10,21-19).

Chandigarh bt Rajasthan 2-0 (Navita bt Radhika Singh 21-14,21-6, Navita and Manju bt Radhika and Indu 21-17,21-8).

Rahimtulla Cup (men): Himachal Pardesh bt Rajasthan 3-2 (Yogesh Chauhan bt Raj Sarswat 21-19,8-21,21-10, Datul Chauhan lost to Prem Singh 21-18,20-22,19-21, Yogesh and Datul bt Raj and Piyush 21-18,17-21,21-14, Ishan lost to Ankush Joshi 19-21,10-21,Anam and Varinder bt Anil and Ankush 21-23,22-20,21-17).

Haryana bt Jammu and Kashmir 3-1 (Ravi lost to Vipul Saini 21-19,17-21,10-21, Sitendra bt Vikram Saini 21-18,21-13, Vijay and Sumit bt Vikram and Vipul 21-10,21-18, Vijay bt Rahul Sharma 21-14,21-9).

Chandigarh bt Delhi 3-2 (Pankaj bt Himanshu 21-10,19-21,21-14, Oscar Bansal lost to Srikant Bakhshi 14-21,19-21, Ashish and Pankaj lost to Davinder and Himanshu 18-21,21-19,10-21, Ashish bt Rohit Ranaut 21-18,21-17, Oscar Bansal and Vinela bt Srikant and Rohit 21-16,21-13).

Shafi Qureshi Cup (girls): Delhi bt Jammu and Kashmir 2-0 (NidhiTiwari bt Akanksha 21-9,21-7, Nidhi and Sharda bt Akanksha and Diksha 21-11, 21-16).

Haryana bt Himachal 2-1 (Jyoti lost to Aarjoo 14-21,17-21,Jyoti and Jyoti bt Aarjoo and Shruti 21-9,21-13, Jagriti bt Shruti 21-8,21-19).

Narang Cup (boys): Haryana bt Delhi 2-0 (Ravi bt Kaustav Das 21-15,21-17, Akshit and Gaurav bt Parteek and Puneet 21-8,21-15).

Punjab bt Himachal Pradesh 2-0 (Love Kumar bt Nipunn 21-9,21-9, Anand and Bob Sharma bt Ashish and Anuj 21-18,21-18).

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