Chennai: Mumbai Marines notched up a 4-2 victory over hosts Chennai Cheetahs to put their campaign back on track in the Bridgestone World Series Hockey tournament here on Tuesday.
With both teams having lost their previous games earlier, the Mumbai team dominated the proceedings for most part of the match scoring through Davinder Valmiki (12th), Anup Anthony (24th), Ajmer Singh (48th) and Bimal Lakra (52nd).
Cheetahs scored through Imran Warsi (4th) and Sunil Yadav (68th).
Playing their third match in four days, Cheetahs looked tired and jaded after arriving here from Delhi this morning while Mumbai registered their second win in four matches.
Chennai tasted their second defeat today in four outings, having lost to Sher-E-Punjab last night. They had won against Chandigarh Comets and Delhi Wizards.
After the bitter disappointment of a heavy defeat agaisnt Chandigarh Comets (2-5) last weekend, Mumbai got their moorings in a slow-paced match to score a confident win at the M Radhakrishnan stadium under lights.
In the first two quarters, Cheetahs were holding the sway and their goalkeeper Jasbir Singh was at his best. In fact, Cheetahs went in to the lead through Pakistan international Syed Imran Warsi following their first penalty corner.
After the equaliser in the 12th minute through Valmiki, Mumbai raised the intensity of their game and kept invading the rival citadel.