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New Delhi [India], December 3 (ANI): The 2nd edition of Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2022 kickstarted with some exciting action on Day 1 here at the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium in New Delhi.

In the first game of the day, Punjab National Bank defeated Sashastra Seema Bal 11-0 in Pool C. Gurjinder Singh (38', 43', 44') and Gursimran Singh (39', 57', 60') starred with a hat-trick while Vishal Antil (9', 29') smashed a brace. Naveen Antil (40, 50') and Lovepreet Singh (20') also scored as Punjab National Bank cruised to victory, as per a press release from Hockey India.

In the second Pool C match of the day, PunjabSind Bank defeated Canara Bank 4-1. Jaskaran Singh (45', 53') was the standout performer for PunjabSind Bank, scoring twice, while Sanjay (20') and Harmanjit Singh (58') each contributed with one goal. Meanwhile, Pruthvi Raj G. N. scored Canara Bank's lone goal in the 48th minute.

The third match of the day saw Sports Authority Of India beating Food Corporation Of India by 7-4 in Pool D. Amit (24', 37, 57') starred with a hat-trick for Sports Authority Of India while Gurmukh Singh (19', 27') scored twice. Deepak Patel (46') and Manish Yadav (47') also found the back of the net for their side. Meanwhile, Hans Raj (12'), Boby Singh Dhami (17'), Munish Rana (32') and Ganendrajit Ningombam (44') were on target for Food Corporation Of India.

All India Police Sports Control Board forfeited their Pool D match against Services Sports Control Board, resulting in a default win for Services Sports Control Board.

In Pool A, BSES (Delhi) forfeited their match against Petroleum Sports Promotion Board, giving Petroleum Sports Promotion Board a default victory.

In the last match of the day, Railway Sports Promotion Board defeated Central Industrial Security Force by 10-0 in Pool B. Joginder Singh (8', 31', 33') and Yuvraj Walmiki (21', 30', 48') starred with a hat-trick while Harsahib Singh (41', 59') found back of the net twice for Railway Sports Promotion Board. The duo of Sheshe Gowda Bm (22') and Parampreet Singh (24') were also on the score sheet. (ANI)

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