Jharkhand beat Maharastra to enter men`s hockey final
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 21:59
Ranchi: Jharkhand defeated Maharashtra 2-1 to enter the final of men's hockey competion at the 34th National Games after the remaining 15 minutes of the controversy-marred semi-final was resumed here on Thursday.

The hosts will take on Punjab, who got the better of Services 3-2 in another last four match, in the title clash tomorrow.

The match, which ended abruptly yesterday after it was referred to the technical committee because of a dispute over a penalty stroke, was resumed from the 55th minute today with both the teams locked at 0-0.

But Jharkhand came out a determined unit today and pumped in two goals in the final 15 minutes while their opponents could found the net only once.

Yesterday, the match was stopped abruptly following an unruly crowd behavior after the referee awarded a penalty stroke to Maharasthra and the Jharkhand players protested against the decision.


First Published: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 21:59

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