Bikas Topo struck twice to help Mumbai eke out a 2-2 draw against Karnataka in a in a pool A match of the Alchemist IHF Federation Cup at the Shivaji Stadium on Wednesday.
Karnataka took an early lead through a goal from Mohd. Naeemuddin in the sixteenth minute but Topo drew parity seven minutes later. Deepak Beijawad scored in 35th minute as Mumbai led 2-1 at the half time. Topo scored again in the 57th minute to help Mumbai tie the game.
In another pool A game,Tamil Nadu beat Delhi 7-3 to register their second victory in the tournament. At half time TN lead 4-1 and continued its domination to finish 7-3. Delhi: Rahul Singh (30′); Ashok Kumar (62′); Faraz Khan (65′) Tamil Nadu – Stalin David (17′); Vinod Rayer (19′,32′); Rafeeq (34′); Adam Sinclair (37′); Albert (43′),Sathya (58′)
Uttar Pradesh mauled Manipur 17-1 in a pool B game. For UP Farooqh and Diwakar Ram netted five goals apiece. Uttar Pradesh: Farooqh (4′,14′,48′ 56′,70′); Jagwant Singh (7′,9′,50′,69′); Deepak Singh (7′); Diwakar Ram (28′,30′,39′,59′,61′); Sarabjit Singh(37′); Pramod Kumar (60′) Manipur – K Debeshor (64′). Ajit Pandit’s hattrick helped Punjab beat Haryana 7-2 in a pool B game. Punjab took a 3-1 lead at half time and continued its domination in the second half to complete a comprehensive win.
Punjab: Ajit Pandit (6′,23′,59′),Ajay Kumar (13′),Rajin Kaldulna (44′),Parvinder Singh (61′),Gurjant Singh (63′). Haryana: Amrit Chatha (28′),Pravesh (42′).