Due to the physical and quick nature of the game, even the fittest and best players can break down quickly.
FIH reduces playing time and brings in quarter-system to make the game more engaging and TV-friendly.
In the 51st minute Vikas netted another to give his team a 3-2 and also complete his hat-trick. Thereafter, no goals could be scored.
A core group of 33 players is currently training in New Delhi for the World Cup.
In a Pool C match, Uttar Pradesh's Diwakar Ram's goals scoring spree started as early as in the 5th minute of the game.
Ram netted another goal through a penalty-corner in the 64th minute to make the score 5-2 in favour of the hosts.
The 20 teams in the Division A will be divided into four pools of five teams each.
With less than three months for the WC, Indian Hockey team Coach Walsh says India lags in key areas.
After impressive HIL showing, Affan, Walmiki and Upadhyay among World Cup probables.
Apart from from Susheel, Asheesh Sengar and Sunil Shah scored a goal each to complete Bengal's tally.
In the final part, veteran hockey player Balbir Singh Senior tells Shekhar Gupta about the 1975 World Cup that he won as coach, welcomes the Hockey India League and laments the decline of hockey.
Once the premier Indian drag-flicker, Singh has fallen behind Rupinder and VR Raghunath in the pecking order.
Yuvraj Walmiki was keen on using this year's HIL to prove his call-up to the national camp was justified.
Delhi Waveriders are champions of HIL 2 after outlasting Punjab Warriors 3-1 in shootouts.
Warriors beat Rhinos 3-2 in a closely-contested semifinal in front of a packed crowd.
The Waveriders, ended their league engagements on the second spot with 39 points from 10 games ahead of the Wizards.
Hockey India asks 33 core group players to take a break from Nationals keeping in mind hectic calender.
The national team has suffered the most in recent times due to poor goalkeeping.
This was Magicians' second consecutive win after having registered a 3-2 victory against Kalinga Lancers.
FIH was earlier named as a party in the HC since it had asked the IOA to take a decision on the recognition.