Punjab edged out Uttar Pradesh via a penalty shootout to claim the title in the Alchemist Federation Cup hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday.
In a keenly fought final match, the two teams, which had played a 3-3 draw in their pool engagement, were tied 1-1 after the regulation period. In the shootout, Punjab beat Uttar Pradesh 4-3 to bag the winner’s cheque of Rs 1.5 lakh.
The result: Punjab 1 (Rajin Kandulna 51) bt Uttar Pradesh 1 (Diwakar Ram 45) via tie-breaker [Punjab 4 (Ajay Kumar, Lakhwinder Singh, Parvinder Singh, Ajit Pandit), Uttar Pradesh 3 (Jagwant Singh, Pramod Kumar, Diwakar Ram)].
Individual awards: Man-of-the-final: Rajin Kandulna (Punjab), Man-of-the-tournament: Diwakar Ram (Uttar Pradesh), Best goalkeeper: Amandeep Singh (Punjab), Best defender: Deepak Beijwad (Karnataka), Best forward: Ajit Pandit (Punjab).