New Delhi: Bikas Topo struck twice to help Mumbai eke out a 2-2 draw against Karnataka in a in a pool A match of the Alchemist IHF Federation Cup at the Shivaji Stadium, here on Wednesday.
Karnataka took an early lead through a goal from Mohd. Naeemuddin in the sixteenth minute but Topo drew parity seven minutes later.
Deepak Beijawad scored in 35th minute as Mumbai led 2-1 at the half time.
Topo scored again in the 57th minute to help Mumbai tie the game.
In another pool A game, Tamil Nadu beat Delhi 7-3 to register their second victory in the tournament. At half time TN lead 4-1 and continued its domination to finish 7-3.
Delhi - Rahul Singh (30'); Ashok Kumar (62'); Faraz Khan (65') Tamil Nadu - Stalin David (17'); Vinod Rayer (19', 32'); Rafeeq (34'); Adam Sinclair (37'); Albert (43'), Sathya (58')
Uttar Pradesh mauled Manipur 17-1 in a pool B game. For UP Farooqh and Diwakar Ram netted five goals apiece.
Uttar Pradesh - Farooqh (4', 14', 48' 56', 70'); Jagwant Singh (7', 9', 50', 69'); Deepak Singh (7'); Diwakar Ram (28', 30', 39', 59', 61'); Sarabjit Singh(37'); Pramod Kumar (60') Manipur - K Debeshor (64')
Ajit Pandit's hattrick helped Punjab beat Haryana 7-2 in a pool B game. Punjab took a 3-1 lead at half time and continued its domination in the second half to complete a comprehensive win.
Punjab - Ajit Pandit (6', 23', 59'), Ajay Kumar (13'), Rajin Kaldulna (44'), Parvinder Singh (61'), Gurjant Singh (63')
Haryana - Amrit Chatha (28'), Pravesh (42').