Jharkhand beat Maharastra to enter men`s hockey final

Updated: Feb 24, 2011, 21:59 PM IST

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

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.