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Hockey National Championship: Punjab, Delhi, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir & 2 Other States Receives Victory On Day 3

PUNE: Punjab, Delhi, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh and Rajasthan earned victories in their respective matches on Day 3 of the 11th Hockey India senior men National Championship in Pimpri Chinchwad 2021 here on Monday (December 13).

Punjab trounced Andhra Pradesh 7-1 in their Pool D encounter. Punjab started their onslaught early, with captain Rupinder Pal Singh slotting home a PC as early as the 2nd minute of the game.

In the day's opener, Karnataka beat Le Puducherry 4-0 in Pool C. Goals for Karnataka were scored by Harish Mutagar (5'), S Deekshith P (25'), Shamanth CS (40') and Pavan Madivalar (49'). With this, stay on top of the table with a perfect record.

In Pool C's second game of the day Jammu and Kashmir beat Arunachal 10-3 in a high scoring encounter. A hat trick by Jasprit Singh (13', 19', 33', 44') and a brace each by Karanjit Singh (16', 26') and Manpreet Singh (42', 59') consolidated the victory.

In Pool E, Chandigarh took on Manipur in the highlight game of the day -- a battle among equals. In Pool E's second game, Rajasthan overwhelmed Tripura to win 18-0. A double hat trick by Vijendra Singh (25', 28', 40', 48', 50', 57') was the highlight of a game where eight Rajasthan players got goals. Delhi and Madhya Pradesh played out a back and forth encounter in Pool B in the final game of the day, Delhi edging out the points, winning 3-2.