India on top

LONDON: Sachin Tendulkar took a wicket first ball to remove Kevin Pietersen (41) as India maintained the pressure on England during the third and final Test. England, at tea on the third day, were 210-5 — 454 runs behind India’s record 664 and still needing a further 255 to avoid the follow-on. Paul Collingwood was 34 not out and Ian Bell two not out. Earlier, Anil Kumble, who scored his maiden Test century on Friday, removed Alastair Cook (61) and Michael Vaughan (11) after England resumed the third day at 24-1. — AFP

Jr basketball

KATHMANDU: Suryodaya beat Golden Peak 22-11 in the first Golden Peak Inter-school Junior Boys Basketball Tournament. Clinton, Gillette, Valley Public and TIA also won. — HNS

Rating Chess

LALITPUR: The first Indo-Nepal Friendly Rating Chess Tournament is slated to begin from Sunday in Lalitpur. The Indian team, that includes five International Masters (IM), arrived here to take part in the tournament being organised by the recently dissolved Nepal Chess

Association. — HNS


LALITPUR: Himalayan Bank Limited (HBL) beat Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL) by 48 runs in the final of the EBL Inter-bank Serious Fun Cricket Tournament. Man of the match and the series Siddhartha Sharma scored 40 runs as HBL amassed 114 runs in 14.2 overs. In reply, NIBL were packed for 66 runs. — HNS

Woods leads

Tulsa: Tiger Woods matched the major championship record with a 63 in the PGA Championship. Woods took a big step with eight birdies that carried him to a two-shot lead over Scott Verplank. Woods is 7-0 when he has the 36-hole lead at a major, and even more history is on his side at Southern Hills. The past six major champions here all had the lead after 36 holes. — AP