The match started off at a frenetic pace as both teams looked determined to open the scoring from the outset. The deadlock was broken by Himachal Pradesh as the skipper Anju, made a well-timed run from midfield before collecting a pass and flicking it past the onrushing goalkeeper, giving Himachal a 1-0 lead.
Himachal Pradesh was not able to hold on to the lead for a long period as the scores were soon levelled in the ninth minute through Kuwari Indwar. The Jharkhand forward latched on to a loose ball inside the penalty area and turned swiftly to place the ball into the top corner and make the score 1-1.
However, Himachal regained their advantage in the 11th minute of the match as Kiran scored one of the best goals of the tournament, gaining a 2-1 lead.
Himachal further enhanced their lead in the 33rd minute as Manisha scored the goal for the team. By the half time, Himachal had gained a 3-1 lead in the match.
The second half was a reasonably quiet affair. Jharkhand tried their level best to break the deadlock, but Himachal's tight defence did not allow the team to make a comeback in the match.
Himachal defenders stood tall and dealt with Jharkhand's attempts to get past them with ease as the scoreline continued to read 3-1.
In the end, Himachal Pradesh held on for the win comfortably and lifted the trophy.
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