Already assured of a semi-final berth, defending champions Ranchi Rays, on Sunday, registered their fifth straight victory on the home turf, beating Dabang Mumbai 1-0, in Ranchi.
Yet another clinical performance by Ranchi Rays helped them consolidate their position at the top of the table with 37 points.
The first half of the match saw both the teams matching each other in every move before the home team started to dominate. But Mumbai also kept an impeccable defensive line to deny the Ranchi a clear shot at the goal.
The two teams went into the half-time at 0-0.
The breakthrough came five minutes into the third quarter with a penalty corner conversion by the Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson.
Dabang Mumbai launched an all-out attack thereafter in order to score an equaliser but could not penetrate the Ranchi defence.