Bhopal: Tamil Nadu and Haryana entered the
semi-finals of the 63rd Rangaswami Cup Senior National Men`s
Hockey Championship being played at the Aishbagh Stadium here.
Tamil Nadu defeated last year`s runner-up Delhi 3-1 while
Haryana trounced SAIL 3-0 in a one-sided match last night.
Chandigarh and Mumbai have already qualified for the
last-four stage, defeating their respective rivals hosts
Madhya Pradesh and Punjab yesterday morning.
Now, Tamil Nadu will take on Haryana while Mumbai will
clash with Chandigarh tomorrow.
For Tamil Nadu, B Laxman scored a brilliant field goal
in the 27th minute to give his side 1-0 lead but Amit Lochan
of Delhi equalised it through a penalty corner in the 40th
Later, the Tamil Nadu players played an attacking game
which helped them to hit two more goals through A Arun and V
Vinod in the 47th and 55th minutes by converting penalty
corners and ensured their team`s victory by 3-1.
Till breather, Tamil Nadu led 1-0.