Madhya Pradesh defeated Haryana 1-0 to win the 11th Hockey India senior women National Championship 2021 in Jhansi on Saturday, while Punjab went past Maharashtra 2-1 to finish third in the competition.

Madhya Pradesh’s Kanchan Nidhi Kerketta (9′) found the back of the net early in the final against Haryana, and thereafter the Madhya Pradesh side kept Haryana at bay throughout the game and walked off as winners of the tournament.

As per the Hockey India release, speaking about their victory, Madhya Pradesh Coach Vandana Uikey said, “It feels really good to win the tournament, especially because we have won the Hockey India Senior Women National Championship for the first time. It was a very close match. The players played very well. We had more ball possession than the other team.”

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