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Delhi trump Magicians to move atop HIL

Delhi Waveriders got the better of a fighting Mumbai Magicians 6-4 to jump to the top of the Hockey India League table at the MHA Mahindra Stadium here on Monday.

In a game in which fortunes fluctuated wildly, Mumbai took the lead and then conceded three goals to be 1-3 down at the halfway stage, before storming their way back with some superb play in the third quarter to move up 4-3.

But Delhi’s superior passing skills and timely interceptions helped the visitors pump in three quick goals in the initial stages of the fourth quarter to quell Mumbai’s hopes of breaking their losing streak in the five-team league.The defeat was Mumbai’s fourth straight, and second in as many days at home, but the margin of loss ensured they picked up one more point to take the tally to four. Delhi, with their third win in four games, shot to the top with a tally of 17, five ahead of Uttar Pradesh Wizards who have played one fewer game.

Tuesday’s game sees Jaypee Punjab Warriors take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in Jalandhar as hosts eye first home win.
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