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Indian Oil win Shastri hockey
October 08, 2006 19:00 IST
Indian Oil defeated Bharat Petroleum through tie-breaker (5-3) to emerge champions at the 17th Lal Bahadur Shastri hockey tournament in New Delhi on Sunday.
Amar Aiyamma shot home in the 29th minute to help Bharat Petroleum go into the lemon break with a 1-0 lead.
However, Indian Oil's Diwakar Ram converted a penalty corner in the 62nd minute to level the scores and set the stage for a nail-biting finish.
As the winners could not be decided during the regulation time, extra-time came into force. But even then the scoreline did not change.
In the tie-breaker, Ravi Naiker of BPCL missed a shot to allow Indian Oil lift the title.
Bikramjit Singh, Diwakar Ram, Bharat Sikara, Didar Singh and Deepak Thakur of Indian Oil were the successful scorers in the tie-breaker while BPCL's honour was guarded by Deepak, Irshad Ali and Ajay Saroha.
Bharat Sikara was adjudged the player of the tournament.