Riding on twin strikes from Vikas, Haryana beat Jammu and Kashmir 3-1 in a Group C match to keep their semi-final hopes alive in the Santhosh Trophy.
The striker scored in the 30th and 44th minutes, before partner Vivek added a third on 84 minutes, to ensure three points for his team even as Jammu and Kashmir bowed out of the championship.
JK had drawn level at 1-1 in the 33rd minute through Rohit Kumar. Vikas also won the Man of the Match prize.
In another match, host Kerala defeated U.P. by 3-2. First goal was hit by Usman P in the 14th minute. The goal came off in a penalty.
The second goal in the match was hit by Kannan.R (17th), and third goal for Kerala was hit by Shibinlal (26th).
UP's first goal came during first half injury time by Biru Yadav and the second goal came in the second half injury time and was hit by Vikas Kaira.
In the C group, Kerala is leading by 6 points.