- Hockey Odisha takes the bus to the Finale, beats Punjab 7-3
- Haryana wins an exciting match against Jharkhand 3-2 via shoot out
It was almost an evenly contested match between both the teams during the first half with Hockey Odhisha opening its score card in the 11th minute with a field goal coming from Amit Chrmako’s stick. Punjab realising that they cannot allow the opponents to dominate them, finally scored in the 29th minute when the penalty corner opportunity was converted by Arvinder Singh and taking the team to the much required equalizer. Just before going into the break Odisha took the lead again in the 32nd minute when Suraj Minz converted a brilliant pass and going on to score a field goal. The first half results had Hockey Odisha leading with 2-1 on the scoreboard.
The second semi-final saw Haryana taking on Jharkhand. It was an evenly contested match with both tehe teams scoring 2 each at the ends of both the sessions. While the first half was dominated by Haryana and they scored both their goals in this session and which came in the 4th and 7th minute. While the first was a field goal by Naveen the other was a penalty corner goal by Mandeep Mor. Going into the second half Haryana was leading by 2-0. Here on Jhrakhand made a complete comeback in the match when they scored their first goal in the 35th minute right after the match started and was converted by Sudhir Munda. Jhrakhand scored their second and the equaliser goal in the 46th minute which was a penalty strike and which was taken by Buddu Tuti and successfully converted. With 2 each both teams tried scoring the lead but were unsuccessful in doing so till the end of the match because of which the match went on to penalty shoot out. Both teams under pressure it was Haryana who kept its cool and won the shootout 3-2 and going on to the finals today.