Mumbai and Punjab thrashed Chhattisgarh (9-2) and Tamil Nadu (7-0) respectively to enter into the semifinals of the under-17 National Hockey Championship at the MHA-Mahindra Stadium, Mumbai. Karnataka and Rajasthan are also in last four. While Karnatka got better of Chandigarh 2-1 and Rajasthan staged a magnificent recovery to outplay Bhopal 4-3, when Rajasthan recovered from 1-3 at 51st minute .
In the last-four stage, Mumbai will face Rajasthan and Karnataka will lock horns with Punjab.
Results and scorers:
Rajasthan (Sanjay Khan, Manohar Singh, Mahendra Khokhar, Charitra Singh Bishnoi) beat Bhopal (Shahnawaz Khan 3) : 4-3
Punjab (Sukhdev Singh 3, Harsahib Singh 2, Davinder Kumar, Gurpreet Singh Sr) beat Tamil Nadu : 7-0
Karnataka (Antony J Rakesh, Somanna P A) beat Chandigarh (Gurjant Singh) : 2-1
Mumbai (Roshan Keisham, Jarryd Nunes, Anup Walmiki, Aditya Shirke, Ganendrajit Ranjit, Nikhil Pujari, Rajat Sharma, Moses Pullanthara) beat Chattisgarh (Raja Khan, Sumit Patle) : 9-2