Chandigarh Comets beat Delhi Wizards 3-2
Chandigarh: Chandigarh Comets held their nerve to defeat Delhi Wizards 3-2 in a World Series Hockey match here on Tuesday.
For Chandigarh, Gurjinder Singh and Amir Khan were the goal scorers, while Vikramjeet Singh and Shakeel Abbasi struck for Delhi. Delhi missed a golden chance to score from a penalty stroke that came their way.
Gurjinder Singh gave Chandigarh the lead in the eighth minute, scoring from the penalty corner.
However, Delhi scored the equaliser from the first penalty corner they earned in the 10th minute, with Vikramjeet Singh doing the needful.
In the 12th minute, Chandigarh earned their second penalty corner but failed to convert. Gurjinder yet again gave them the lead in the 14th minute, scoring from another penalty corner.
Playing their back-to-back game here, Chandigarh, led by Pakistani import Rehan Butt, earned their fourth and fifth penalty corner before half time but could not capitalise.
Delhi scored the equaliser in the 10th minute of the second quarter when Pakistani import and captain Shakeel Abbasi deflected a pass, with both teams locked at 2-2 at the end of half time.
In the ninth minute of the third quarter, Amir Khan made it 3-2 for Chandigarh, scoring from a reverse pass from his team`s Canadian import Sukhwinder Singh Gabbar.
In the 14th minute of the third quarter, Delhi missed a golden chance to make it 3-3 when they earned their second penalty corner, which was converted to a penalty stroke after the ball got deflected from the Chandigarh goalkeeper hitting a defender`s arm.
But Delhi failed to score from the penalty stroke as Vikramjeet Singh hit wide of the post. Chandigarh have six wins from 10 matches while Delhi have four from equal number of games.