3/30/2018 6:59:52 PM (GMT+3)

Bengal to face Kerala in Santosh Trophy final

Bengal to face Kerala in Santosh Trophy final

HOWRAH: Defending champions Bengal beat Karnataka 2-0 in the semifinal here on Friday to set up a clash with Kerala in the final of the Santosh Trophy.

Skipper Jiten Murmu and Tirthankar Sarkar scored in the 57th and 90+2nd minutes respectively.

After Sumit Das’ shot was palmed away by Karnataka keeper Shaikhan CP, Murmu capitalised on the rebound.

Sarkar added the second in the second-half added time from a free-kick.

In another semis, Kerala overcame Mizoram 1-0 at the Mohun Bagan ground thanks to substitute Afdal VK’s goal in the 54th minute to reach the final after 2012-13.

Satheevan Balan made four changes from their 1-0 win over Bengal.

Meanwhile, Mizoram, without coach Lalsangzuala Hmar, who was sent off to the stands in the last game and was serving a one-game suspension, altered their formation to play a 4-1-4-1.

The final will be played on Sunday.