Delhi beat Punjab 7-5 in high-voltage WSH match

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 23:17

New Delhi: Pakistan dragflicker Shakeel Abbasi notched up a hattrick as Delhi Wizards eked out a thrilling 7-5 victory over Sher-E-Punjab in their last match of the World Series Hockey on Friday.

In a high-voltage match, Abbasi (37th, 42nd, 60th) scored thrice, while Vivek Gupta (28th, 53rd) notched up two field goals and Victo Singh (13th) and Rajpal Singh (57th) too sounded the board to give Delhi a moral-boosting win at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.

For this victory, Delhi finished their campaign at the fifth position behind Pune Strykers.

For Punjab, who has already qualfied for the semifinals, Prabhjot Singh was the hero as he blasted three goals at the 30th, 67th and 69th minute to conjure up some hope for his team.

Gagandeep Singh (8th) and Karmjit Singh (52nd) also scored two field goals to help his team`s cause but it was not enough in the end.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 23:17

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