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WSH PHOTOS: Sher-e-Punjab rule over Mumbai Marines

Last updated on: March 15, 2012 09:41 IST

WSH PHOTOS: Sher-e-Punjab rule over Mumbai Marines

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Sher-e-Punjab are known for their attacking hockey while rivals Mumbai Marines are reputed to be one of the toughest team in the Bridgestone World Series Hockey with a very disciplined outfit.

The tie was expected to be a high-voltage clash, and the jam-packed MHA Mahindra Stadium wasn't disappointed with the fast-paced fare dished out by both teams, though in the end the visitors, Sher-e-Punjab finally won 3-2.


Image: Ajmer Singh tackles Mandeep Antil (right)


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The crowd was stunned as Sher-e-Punjab's Pakistani import Tariq Aziz struck in the very first minute even before they had settled in their seats. Star striker Deepak Thakur struck twice in the last quarter to seal the match for the Shers.

Thakur was the toast of the day winning the man-of-the-match award for his two goals.


Image: Sher-e-Punjab's Mathew Hotchkis in action (right)


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Though, Joga Singh, the livewire for the Marines, struck the equalizer in the 12th minute and talented youngster Devinder Walmiki converted his penalty corner just two minutes before the hooter, the match was over by then for the hosts.


Image: Mumbai Marines player in action


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Chandigarh Comets in 'seventh heaven', Delhi Wizards in trouble

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Gurjinder Singh, the find of the Bridgestone World Series Hockey, was the toast of the day for Chandigarh Comets. He saved the day for the visitors by sounding the board in the 63rd minute to give his team a 1-0 win over the hosts Delhi Wizards. The stadium came alive and so did Comets' hope in the series.


Image: Philip Sunkel of Delhi Wizards tries to stop Chandigarh Comet's Lloyd Stephenson


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On the other hand, Delhi Wizards flattered to deceive yet again as they must be ruing the missed chances in this crucial tie at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Wednesday.


Image: Amir Mohd Khan (left) of Chandigarh Comets' and Sanjiv Ajman of Delhi Wizards in action


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However, their hotly-contested match, despite generating much heat, did not result in goals.

Comets dominated the attack, but their forwards Ramandeep Singh, Ranjodh Singh and Sukhwinder Singh failed upfront, leaving coach Harendra Singh to make frequent substitutions.

The trio let go a couple of deadly crosses from the nippy winger Sher Singh, a gem of a centre from Ajitesh Rai, and then a defence splitting feed by Jiwa Mahon.


Image: Matthew Phillips


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