Kerala overcame a two-goal deficit to hold Jammu and Kashmir to a 4-4 draw, after trailing 1-2 at halftime, in a Pool G match of the National junior hockey championship at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here on Tuesday.

Kerala trailed 2-4 till the 62nd minute, but E. Sarin and S.P. Sandeep scored within the next six minutes to clinch a thrilling draw.

The results:

Pool C: Chhattisgarh 8 (Taufiq Ahmad 2, Rahul Yadav 2, Meet Thakur, Rahul Rajak, Mohd. Mohsini Kalimi-o.g.) bt Gujarat 0; Pool E: Maharashtra 5 (Ashutosh Lingesh 3, Rajat Sharma, Manpreet Singh) bt Uttarakhand 0; SAI Bhopal 5 (Affan Yousuf 2, Navpreet Singh, Manish Vishnoy, Pawan Sahni) bt Tamil Nadu 0; Pool G: Jammu and Kashmir 4 (Abhinandan Singh 2, Tarvinder Pal Singh, Jasprit Singh) drew with Kerala 4 (S.P. Sandeep 2, Joshan George, E. Sarin); Karnataka 2 (Seshe Gowda, Suraj Singh Waengbam) bt Chandigarh 0.

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