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WSH: Chandigarh Comets go past Delhi Wizards 3-2

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Last Updated: March 20, 2012, 21:37 IST

WSH: Chandigarh Comets go past Delhi Wizards 3-2

Delhi missed a golden chance to equalise when Vikramjeet Singh failed to convert a penalty stroke.

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Comets held their nerve to defeat the Delhi Wizards 3-2 in a World Series Hockey (WSH) match here on Tuesday.

For Chandigarh, Gurjinder Singh and Amir Khan were the goal-scorers, while Vikramjeet Singh and Shakeel Abbasi struck for Delhi.

Gurjinder Singh gave Chandigarh the lead in the eighth minute, scoring from the penalty corner. However, Delhi scored the equaliser from the first penalty corner they earned in the 10th minute, with Vikramjeet Singh doing the needful.

In the 12th minute, Chandigarh earned their second penalty corner but failed to convert. Gurjinder yet again gave them the lead in the 14th minute, scoring from another penalty corner.

Playing their back-to-back game at home, Chandigarh, led by Pakistani import Rehan Butt, earned their fourth and fifth penalty corners before half-time but could not capitalise.

Delhi scored the equaliser in the 10th minute of the second quarter when Pakistani import and captain Shakeel Abbasi deflected a pass, making it 2-2 at half-time.

In the ninth minute of the third quarter, Amir Khan made it 3-2 for Chandigarh, scoring from a reverse pass from his team's Canadian import Sukhwinder Singh Gabbar.

In the 14th minute of the third quarter, Delhi missed a golden chance to make it 3-3 when they earned their second penalty corner, which was converted to a penalty stroke after the ball got deflected from the Chandigarh goalkeeper hitting a defender's arm. But Delhi failed to score from the penalty stroke as Vikramjeet Singh hit wide of the post.

Chandigarh have six wins from 10 matches while Delhi have four from an equal number of games.
first published:March 20, 2012, 21:37 IST
last updated:March 20, 2012, 21:37 IST