Bhubaneswar, Jan 22: Kalinga Lancers beat former champions Delhi Wave Riders 1-0 in the second match of the fifth edition of Hockey India League at the Kalinga Hockey International Stadium on Sunday.
Both the teams entered the tunnel on level terms after playing out two goalless quarters. With niether of the sides ready to give in the deadlock continued in the third quarter aswell.
In the 47th minute, Kalinga Lancers Gurjinder Singh converted a penalty corner, much to the delight of the home supporters.
The home side managed to hold on to the lead to earn full three points from their opening encounter.
Man of the Match: Moritz Fuerste (Kalinga Lancers)