Services overcame stiff challenge from Kerala before coming out 3-0 victorious to storm into the final of the 69th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Thursday.
The Brigade of Guards Regiment and Sikh Regiment were on Thursday jointly adjudged the best marching contingents in this year's Republic Day parade under the Services category while CISF won the coveted award in the paramilitary and auxiliary segment.
Hyderabad batsman Hanuma Vihari's century proved vital as the Ravi Teja-led side managed to bag three points on the basis of its first-innings lead against Services after the Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match ended in a draw, here on Wednesday.
Tripura recovered from an initial wobble to reach a respectable 267 for five with Yogesh Takawale hitting an aggressive 89 on the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket match against Services here on Monday.
Top-rung state teams and two institutional squads from Steel Plant and the Services would vie for honours in the fourth Hockey India Junior (U-19) national hockey championships for men, scheduled to be held from March 24 to April 6.
Satya Prakash from Services and Sudha Singh from Railways emerged champions in the men`s and women`s section respectively as about 12,000 people competed in different events of the Kolkata Marathon, on Sunday.
Favourites Bengal picked up the remaining four Services wickets within 90 minutes to grab three points by virtue of their 127-run first innings lead in their fifth round Ranji Trophy encounter on Sunday.