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BANGALORE, Sept 26: Haryana escaped with a draw against Maharashtra and confirmed their berth in the Quarter Finals of the Men’s Senior National Championship (India), where they will face the winners of Pool H in the quarter finals.

Bharat Chhikara (Harayana) during Haryana Vs Maharashtra on Day 4 of Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012

Bharat Chhikara (Harayana) during Haryana Vs Maharashtra on Day 4 of Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012 (Photo Courtesy: www.deepthiindukuri.com)

Indian team star Bharat Chhikara opened the scoring and talismanic mid-fielder Sardar Singh scored Equalizer for defending champions Haryana.

Bhopal defeated Puducherry 6-2 in the Pool A match, while Manipur scored 16 goals against the minnows – Andaman & Nicobar in Pool H.  Bihar and Combined Universities played 1-1 draw in the  2nd match of the pool.

Services defeated Jammu & Kashmir 18-0 in Pool C, and will face Punjab tomorrow (27th Sept) at 4:00PM in the Shantinagar Hockey Stadium, Bangalore. Winner of Punjab vs Services will be through to Quarters, however Services needs just a draw to be in final eight teams.

Karnataka continued their winning spree and defeated Mizoram 21-0 in a one sided matche, while Delhi defeated Himachal Pradesh 5-3 to keep their Quarter Finals chance alive from Pool B after losing (5-2) to Andhra Pradesh yesterday.

In Pool F, Uttar Pradesh and Indian Railways started their campaigns with big wins against Assam (9-1) and Tripura (21-0) respectively. While in Pool D, Jharkhand defeated Chandigarh (2-1) who could have been their biggest hurdle to reach the Quarters. In other match of Pool D, Sashastra Seema Bal defeated Goa 14-0.

The results of Day 4 of 2nd Hockey India National Championship, Bangalore:

Pool A: Haryana 2 (Bharat Chikara 17; Sardar Singh 58 PC) played draw with Maharashtra 2 (Narad Bahadur 25; Irshad Mirza 48)

Pool A: Hockey Bhopal 6 (Irfan 7; Fiasal Hassan 32,42; Affan Yousuf 46,56; Imran Yousuf 61) beat Puducherry 2 (Kartikeyan 5; Harikrishnan 69).

Pool B: Delhi 5 (Avtar Singh Mann 4; Pawan Singh Chouhan 31, 49; Abhishek 33; Mohit 43) beat Himachal Pradesh 3 (Rajesh Kumar 25; Sarbjit Singh 55; Balram Kumar 65)

Pool B: Karnataka 21 (S K Uthappa 4,51,53; Mohan Muthanna 21,28,54,61,64; Mudappa 25,30,39,49,56,59,63; Sommanna 33, 66; Timmanna 39; Aiyappa 60; Nikin Thimmaiah 65; Own Goal 3) beat Mizoram 0.

Pool C: Services 18 (Sanwar Ali 4,8,39;  S Arumugam 7; Muthana Pradhan 14,16,63; Lovepreet Singh 25,30,40; SV Sunil 26,42; Barhat Singh 31,35,59; Sairajalira 45,52,62) beat Jammu & Kashmir 0.

Pool D: Sashastra Seema Bal 14 (Kishore Lakra 4, 15, 20, 27; Ajit Singh 14, 51; Joy Chandra 23; Pradeep Kumar Singh 35, 53, 69; Surchandra Singh 39; L Suresh Singh 41; Noacha Singh 42; Romi Kumar Singh 44) beat Goa 0.

Pool D: Jharkhand 2 (Anil 29; Birendra Lakra 43) beat Chandigarh 1 (Harmanpreet Singh 22).

Pool H: Manipur 16 (Jayant Kumar 1, 2, 45, 60; Romen Singh 7, 68; Hera Singh 10; Chittranjan Singh 20, 61, 69; Ganbama 25, 53; Amarjit Singh 37; Kiran Kumar Singh 44; Abung Singh 54; Dayananda Singh 58 ) beat Andamann & Nicobar 0.

Pool H: Bihar 1 (Mohammed Riazuddin 27) played draw with Indian Universities 1 (Gurpreet Singh 67).

Pool F: Uttar Pradesh 9 (Jayakaran 11; Chauhan Singh 15,28; Md Amir Khan 23,67; Tushar Khandekar 51; Kamalesh Rai 52; Imran Khan 54,63) beat Assam 1 (Pasumatary Pankaj 70).

Pool F: Railways 21 (Sanjay Bir Singh 4,34,44,51,52,54,56,59; Innocent Kullu 15,30,40; B. Horo 19; Lipto Singh 36,57; Sunil Kumar 39,61,66; Malak Singh 55; Vivak Dhar 60;
Chen 17,29) beat Tripura 0

Day 5 (27th September 2012) Schedule:

S.No DATE TIME PITCH POOL TEAMS
41 27.09.2012 7:00 AM 1 C JAMMU & KASHMIR vs CHHATTISGARH
42 27.09.2012 8:30 AM 1 B DELHI vs MIZORAM
43 27.09.2012 10:00 AM 1 B ANDHRA PRADESH vs HIMACHAL PRADESH
44 27.09.2012 2:30 PM 1 D JHARKHAND vs UTTARAKHAND
45 27.09.2012 4:00 PM 1 C SERVICES vs PUNJAB
46 27.09.2012 7:00 AM 2 A PUDUCHERRY vs BENGAL
47 27.09.2012 8:30 AM 2 H BIHAR vs MANIPUR
48 27.09.2012 10:00 AM 2 F UTTAR PRADESH vs TRIPURA
49 27.09.2012 11:30 AM 2 D CHANDIGARH vs GOA
50 27.09.2012 2:30 PM 2 H COMBINED UNIVERSITIES vs ANDAMAN & NICOBAR
51 27.09.2012 4:00 PM 2 F INDIAN RAILWAYS vs ASSAM

Pitches: Bangalore Hockey Stadium, Langford Road (Pitch 1, aka Shantinagar Hockey Stadium) and MEG AstroTurf at MEG Centre, Banaswadi Road (Pitch 2).

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