Bangalore: Defending champions Haryana have advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2nd Hockey India Senior National Championships after they drew 2-2- with Maharashtra here yesterday.
National team players Bharat Chikkara and Sardar Singh scored for Haryana while Narad Bahadur and Irshad Mirza found the nets for Maharashtra.
Pool A: Haryana 2 drew with Maharashtra 2; Bhopal 6 bt Pondicherry 2
Pool B: Karnataka 21 bt Mizoram 0; Delhi 5 bt Himachal Pradesh 3
Pool C: Services 18 bt J&K 0
Pool D: Sashastra Seema Bal 14 bt Goa 0; Jharkhand 2 bt Chandigarh 1.
Pool H: Manipur 16 bt Andaman & Nicobar 0; Bihar 1 drew with Combined Universities 1
Pool F: Railways 21 bt Tripura 0; Uttar Pradesh 9 bt Assam 1
In another match, hosts Karnataka had it easy as they decimated Mizoram 21-0 in a Pool B matchup while Services thrashed Jammu and Kashmir 18-0.
Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh, also from Pool C, have been disqualified from the tournament after four of their players created nuisance in inebriated condition around midnight on Monday.
By Indian Sports News Network