Favourites Odisha and Haryana took their places in Tuesday's final of the men's Under-21 hockey final of the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 in contrasting fashion.
In the semi-finals held Sunday, Haryana outplayed neighbours Punjab 3-1 while Odisha were stretched in beating Uttar Pradesh 2-1, a media release said.
On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab play the third place match while the final is scheduled at 4pm.
In women's Under-17 and Under-21 action at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh emerged winners on the day.
In U-17 women's action, Jharkhand and Chandigarh played out a 2-2 draw in Pool A after both had won their respective opening matches on Saturday.
In anther Pool A match, Punjab defeated Delhi 7-0 for their first win of the competition.
In the U-21s, Haryana beat Punjab 3-2 in Pool B with goals from Amrinder Kaur (12th), Amandeep Kaur (20th) and Anu (52th) while Baljeet Kaur (26th, 43th) got on the score-sheet for Punjab.
In the other pool game, UP beat Chandigarh 4-1.
In Pool A, both matches ended in draws as Jharkhand and Odisha played out a goal-less game and Mizoram held hosts Maharashtra 1-1.
Results: Men's U-21 semi-finals: Haryana bt Punjab 3-1, Odisha bt UP 2-1.
Women's pool matches: U-17: Jharkhand d/w Chanrigarh 2-2, Punjab bt Delhi 7-0.
U-21: Haryana bt Punjab 3-2, UP Bt Chandigarh 4-1, Jharkhand d/w Odisha 0-0, Mizoram d/w Maharashtra 1-1.
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