Defending champions Haryana rallied from a goal deficit to beat Bhopal 2-1 in their opening Group A league game in the 2nd Hockey India National Championship for Senior Men in Bangalore on Sunday.
Didar Singh and Mandeep Antil scored for Haryana in the 20th and 51st minutes after Affan Yousuf had put Bhopal ahead in the 10th minute.
Pool A: Haryana beat Bhopal 2-1; Puducherry beat Maharashtra 7-2.
Pool C: Punjab beat Jammu and Kashmir 12-1; Chattisgarh got a walk over against Arunachal Pradesh.
Pool E: Rajasthan beat Nagaland 6-1.
Pool G: Kerala beat Gujarat 11-0; Odisha drew with Tamil Nadu 2-2.