Chandigarh : Sher-e-Jallandhar halted the victory march of Maratha Warriors, defeating them 5-4 in the sudden death in the fourth edition of the Premier Hockey League being played at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium.
In Tuesday’s last match, both Shers’ and Warriors’ were tied at 1-1 in the regulation time after which silver goal also failed to break the deadlock.
Even in the tie-breaker, breaker Viren Rasquinha, Shivender Singh were successful for Warriors, while for Shers’ Gurvinder Chandi and Sarvanjit Singh found the target/
In the sudden death, Gurvinder Chandi converted the first chance for Shers while Shivender was successful for Maratha Warriors. In the next try, Sarvanjit Singh found the target for Shers, But Shivender Singh failed for Maratha Warriors with Shers’ custodian Salman Akbar of Pakistan saving his first shot and then forcing him to shoot wide in his second attempt in the allotted eight seconds for each stroke.
Earlier in the regulation time, Shers went ahead in the eighth minute through a Jarnail Singh goal. In the 58th minute, Warriors equalised through Vikram Pillay.
Both Shers’ and Warriors’, had so far, won two out of three matches in the PHL.